A gym in Canada has banned skinny women and men, only allowing plus-size women through its doors.
Body Exchange, located in Vancouver, provides gym facilities in what it calls a â€œsafe havenâ€ for overweight clients.
Louise Green, the gymâ€™s founder and chief executive, says people are often too fearful to become active. She says there wasnâ€™t a model that offered camaraderie.
The gym, which claims it is Canadaâ€™s only â€œfit camp and adventure company exclusive to a plus-size clienteleâ€, screens potential clients over the phone.
If a candidate is not a true plus-size, they are refused membership.
Members are typically aged between 35 and 55 years, but some 18-year-olds and even 67-year-olds have been allowed into the gym, which was founded in 2008.