Update: After Pressure from Muslim Women, Fitness USA Agrees to Segregate Genders

April 26, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press


On April 26, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "After pressure from Muslim and non-Muslim women, Fitness USA has agreed to place a divider and frosted glass in its Lincoln Park gym to ensure gender separation, a company official said Wednesday... The move comes after the Free Press reported last week that almost 200 Muslim women who are members of Fitness USA signed a petition saying that the company reneged on a promise to maintain gender separation in its Lincoln Park facility. Islam calls for gender separation in some cases, according to some Muslims."