It's not cool to hate on fit people.
Hey y'all. The idea that people into fitness are a judgmental sort is toss around like a given fact in this thread
I know better than to wade into that thread and derail it with counter claims, but I would like to open up the floor to a discussion about this and future questions. I'm not asking for any sort of protected class designation, but I don't think that Metafilter would allow a similar question to remain about a specific race/gender/whatever with similar assertions.
"I think that kind of judgmental attitude is endemic to gym culture in general but I've found that community centers tend to attract people who don't buy into the whole "fitness as a lifestyle" thing but rather want to exercise with emphasize on health, not vanity."
"I am also a plus-sized lady living in NYC and want to start exercising again but have not gone to gyms for exactly the reasons you cite."
I am the fattest person at my gym, and I deal with the stares and disgust by sort of reveling in ruining the beautiful people's gym experience. There they are, all lean and stylish, and they have to look at my slovenly form while I get to look at them. Hohoho, pretty people! I'm in ur gym, screwing up ur matchless vista.
Replace those sentences with a race/class/gender and it would be flagged to death in an instant.