LISTEN: Harrogate gym owner "disgusted" by body-shaming incident

LISTEN: Harrogate gym owner "disgusted" by body-shaming incident

Published at 7:02am 18th January 2017. (Updated at 3:38pm 18th January 2017)

A Harrogate gym owner has welcomed the reaction from the public after going online to condemn so-called 'body-shaming'.

James Bower took to Facebook after being approached by a new member who told him she was ready to quit after overhearing two young lads mocking her for being overweight.

She'd become aware of them nudging each other and laughing at her for 'wobbling' on a treadmill.

James has offered her free personal training and told the offenders to look for another gym.

He's told Stray FM how, since posting the story to Facebook, he's been inundated with messages of support and thoughts about how the issue can be challenged.

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James speaking to Stray FM: