• Judge Rules Orthodox Woman Can Wear Skirt

    An Orthodox Jewish woman who was barred from working out in a skirt in her local Lucille Roberts gyms in Brooklyn has won the right to keep on her traditionally religious garb. The health-club chain said Tuesday that it will no longer turn away skirt-wearing gym-goers after being sued by school teacher Yosefa Jalal Wood-Isenberg • Full Story

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    She showed them who wears the pants.

    An Orthodox Jewish woman who was barred from working out in a skirt in her local Lucille Roberts gyms in Brooklyn has won the right to keep on her traditionally religious garb.

    The health-club chain said Tuesday that it will no longer turn away skirt-wearing gym-goers after being sued by school teacher Yosefa Jalal Wood-Isenberg in 2015.

    Wood-Isenberg, who has since moved to Philly, claimed that Lucille Roberts’ employees at two gyms — one on Kings Highway and the other on Flatbush Avenue — harassed, screamed at and ultimately banned her because she wanted to exercise in a skirt.

    She said that at one point, a manager said she was “‘trespassing’ because she was not wearing appropriate attire.”

    As part of a settlement filed in Manhattan federal court, Lucille Roberts also agreed to reinstate Ms. Wood-Isenberg’s membership in the gym and to pay her an undisclosed amount.

    Wood-Isenberg said she has been relying on online workout videos since her embarrassing episode.

    “I’m excited to go back and work out there. It’s not the same working out in your own home with all the distractions,” said the school teacher, who thanked God, her legal team at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, and “all who supported us along the way.”

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    1. I’m so happy that this case was won. Years ago I was denied the right to wear a skirt to exercise in a Lucille Roberts in Nanuet, NY. The gym I now belong to (Life Plex in Suffern) does not bar anyone from wearing a skirt to work out.

      Bubby
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