Body Exchange is not the first of its kind to place restrictions on their clientele. Gyms like Buddha Body Yoga in New York and Downsize Fitness in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Dallas adhere to specific client restrictions.
Marty Wolff, owner of Square One in Omaha, Nebraska only recruits people who want to lose 50 pounds or more.
”Clients want a place where they can get fit without feeling like they’re being stared at or criticized,” Wolff said. “My whole life, I have always wished there was a place for other big people. So I created one.”