Total Woman fitness center not totally used by women

Total Woman fitness center not totally used by women »Play Video
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — It’s a gym that doesn’t have many Jims.

Leigh Pozas is the owner of Total Woman Fitness Center. She says she caters her place to women.

“They’re not worried about someone checking them out, or being on a machine too long, or being asked out," Pozas says. "It’s just a different environment.”

An Eyewitness News viewer called recently, saying she’s upset about a man who joined one of the classes at the gym.

Pozas says they recently had a man join, but it’s not a problem.

“He takes his classes and comes in and fits in fine,” the owner says.

Linda Jelmini, a member at the gym, says it is a problem.

“If a guy came into the gym and it looked like he was being a member of the gym, I think all the women should come and kick his butt out,” Jelmini says.

California law states a single-sex gym is discriminatory.

Pozas says she would love for it to be an all-women gym, but it’s illegal.

With 2,000 female members and one male member, the owner hopes her female friends don’t sweat the tiny level of testosterone.

“Even though there’s one male member, it's not the same as going to a big coed gym, with men everywhere and heavy weights and a sweaty smell,” she says.