Jimmy went to Instagram Thursday (April 19) to weigh-in on a publicized incident at a Secaucus, New Jersey LA Fitness.
A couple months ago when I posted tht @lafitness were profiling y’all thought I was playin or tryin to b slick n manipulative because I’m always doin somethin crazy but I was serious and this is proof of how @lafitness profile people of color This is my proof these big cooperations r terrible when it comes to threaten people wit th respect they deserve no matter wht th color of skin and th funny thing is th manager is a minority it’s looks like So this must mean they are training. These employees to b this way inadvertently because why would this b happening so often and there is a lot more of these cases we just wanna work out look good live long they need to put people at th front desk who is in shape first off lol fuck em #VLfitness comin soon a gym who rewards u just for makin it to th gym because we know th struggle is real #VLfitness
Earlier in the week, footage went viral of two black men getting racially profiled at the New Jersey gym.
L.A. Fitness has fired a manager and two employees at a New Jersey gym where two black men were kicked out Monday night in an incident captured on video and shared on social media, according to a salesman there. An employee who answered the phone at L.A. Fitness in Secaucus told NJ Advance Media the manager who appeared in the video recorded by one of the men has been “removed from the company.” (NJ Advance Media)
Posted by Tshyrad Oates on Monday, April 16, 2018
Back on February 5, Jim Jones went to social media to call out an LA Fitness location for racial profiling.
@lafitness sombody please teach ur employees at flower st gym in LA how to talk and treat there customers I been a member for 4years and have never been treated like this it's is usually a very good experience well today was th worst I feel I have been profiled and lied on smh all cause I asked to plug my charger up to th side of one of there computers and she told me very nasty tht she not letting me uses th computer to charge my phone and tht I was a simple person sheesh I held my composer though went back to workin out another manager came up to me askin if I wanted to talk about wht happen I said no he need to talk to his employees about how they treat customers tht just want to charge they phone so as I'm leavin out I wave by to both th mangers at th same time and she lies and tell th mnger I gave her th middle finger but I was waving at both of them and th mangers all saw me waving then proceeds to ask me if I gave her th middle finger when he just watch me wave by to th both of them then they threatened to kick me out and get me terminated I asked on wht grounds they had no answer but th she said I gave her th middle finger which he saw I didn't but they work together so I guess he was just tryin to stay neutral moral of th story is I did not make u work at la fitness u chose tht urself so th least U could do is be helpful and courteous to all ur customers no matter color race wht clothes there wearing weather u like rap or country music it's th gym we just lifting weights it's no science class and it's not Fort Knox it's th gym a place people go to get intune wit there mind body n soul wit no interruptions especially not from th staff they suppose to b as helpful as possible as people try to better there health #Vampfitt #incaseyoudidnt I still did chest today through all th BS all because I wanted to charge my phone