We're on the streets of New York City with models, Abby Smith and Kristin Garofalo. ABC news has hired them because personal trainer Ryan Hughes (Come with me! Shh!) is confessing something about gyms we had to see to believe.
我們現在和模特兒Abby Smith以及Kristin Garofalo在紐約市的街頭。ABC新聞台雇用她們，因為私人教練Ryan Hughes(跟我來!噓!)正在坦承一些健身房內我們必須看到才會相信的事。
Most of the time with these large corporate gyms, you're gonna get a better rate if you're thin and attractive rather than overweight.
Ryan's skinny on gyms: if you're fit and thin like Kristin, you're going to get a better deal at the gym than heavier people like Abby. Why? Because Ryan says trainers are convinced hot chicks boost business.
Having an attractive person on the floor is always a win-win.
At our first stop, Abby thinks she just got a great deal from an expanding national fitness chain.
I just got an email. He said it was great meeting me. He's going to set me up with my complimentary guided workout.
But Kristin is about to open Abby's eyes to how gym's really do business.
What my sales advisor said to me was that he can waive that 200-dollar initiation fee.
It's a 200-dollar savings Abby is never even offered. Could it be a fluke? We drive Abby and Kristin just a few blocks away.
How did it go?
Hmm... It went well. He said that my monthly rate is one fifty-two. Different?
Yeah. Different, alright. This time, Kristin gets a 276-dollar break on her annual membership, the numbers don't even compare.
Why wouldn't you offer the exact same rate to everybody that comes in your gym? That's ridiculous to me!
But if you think it couldn't get any worse, it does. We head downtown to one of New York's boutique gyms. And this time, there's no questioning why Kristin gets the better deal.
I got "the model discount."
That so-called "model's discount" is a whopping 706 dollars a year savings for Kristin.
Am I surprised? Not at all! This kinda thing happens all the time. If you're gonna bring five, ten people into this gym just by coming and working out and looking good, then they are gonna bring you into gym.
Not bad, unless you're plus-sized Abby. In total, we went to four gyms. Three of them, national chains, and the results were always the same.
I never would have expected it. I never would have.
Ryan says women like Abby should expect something else, high pressure sales tactics to play on her insecurities and a "sell, sell, sell" mentality.
So are the gyms looking for easy money?
Membership is huge, and then of course, sell a personal training.
Remember that e-mail Abby got just minutes after inquiring about a membership? What you don't know is that the gym offered to waive her initiation fee.
But? But, I had to sign up for some training sessions, which were a hundred dollars apiece.
You had to?
In order to get the initiation fee waived, yeah, I did.
Ryan says the name of the game is signing folks up for long-term, upfront contracts. With the anticipation, those new members will never clock a single burned calorie on the treadmill.
Two years down the road, you are getting hit with a gym membership, which you have never gone once.
Have you met or come across trainers who were frauds?
I am sure there's trainers out there that are probably doing this strictly to make a buck.
Getting a little pumped there, huh?
So, what do you get for your money? I recently worked out with Ryan in this South Florida gym. He put me through the wringer and confessed something you won't want to hear. Ryan admits, he and other trainers like him, secretly enjoy watching us sweat and suffer.
Have you ever had anybody weep on you? Any crying?
Maybe not some crying, but a couple of throw-ups. People would toss their cookies in the trash can a little bit, yeah.
That's gotta make you feel great.
I will admit, there is a small bit of satisfaction that you get, out of making a client puke. But, it doesn't happen all the time, but when you do, it's kind of an internal, "yes!"
But Ryan's about to reveal the biggest secret of all.
So you wanna know what goes on behind these muscles?
Wanna look like this?
Ryan says you're never going to unless you quit day job. Ryan's regimen borders on religion. He works out every day, sometimes twice a day, three hours or more.
I'm trying to see what you're gonna eat.
His diet is not only rigorous, but monastic.
So Ryan, when was the last time you uh...you had a beer?
It's been a couple of years for a beer.
It's that whole cult of fitness and "lookism" that have some people screaming "enough!"
Every single day, people get scared to go to gym. People are afraid of being judged. People are afraid of getting charged too much.
At Downsize Fitness in Chicago, Justin Hazlett now only sells gym memberships to clients, who are fifty pounds overweight or heavier, women like Abby Smith.
在芝加哥的Downsize Fitness，Justin Hazlett現在只出售健身房會員資格給那些超重五十磅(約二十二公斤)或更重的人，像是Abby Smith的女性。
She would be our next client. And this one, she'd be shown the door.
There's no "model discount" for Kristin here. Skinny clients are banned from joining this gym, and for good reason.
I felt like in the gyms that I've been to before...that I've always been discriminated against, just because of my size, for how much I weigh.
Back in New York City, Abby Smith and Kristin Garafolo are still shaking their heads over that jaw-dropping 706-dollar "model's discount."
回到紐約市，Abby Smith和Kristin Garafolo仍在為那令人大吃一驚的七百零六美金「模特兒折扣」搖頭不滿。
I want to go back into the gyms with Abby and go "Hey, listen, this was my rate, and this is gonna be her rate too! Let me speak to your G.M.!"
And, so we did.
Alright, let's go in.
We were greeted by the general manager who insisted: at his gym there is no price scale, no "wiggle room" for his fourteen hundred members.
We never change our pricing.
How can that be?
We're a luxury brand. We don't discount our pricing.
What if I told you that we actually had two people come in here, and they got vastly different prices?
I'd be very surprised to hear that.
Maybe... Do you recognize either of these lovely ladies?
He doesn't recognize either Abby or Kristin, but quickly begins to backpedal on that "one-size-fits-all" membership pricing policy.
Is there something called a "model's discount?"
There are partnerships that we have with businesses. So she's probably part of a modeling agency that we have partnership with.
No, I don't think so. How does this work? Do you pay by the pound? I mean if you're...if you are...she's also a model. If she's heavier, she pays more?
We don't create deals on the fly for someone...how someone looks... Never.
The salesperson who saw this person automatically assumed that she was a model. The salesperson who saw this person did not.
Well, that was a misjudgment.
All right, so Abby can come here if she chooses, and get the same deal?
Well, that's interesting. That's nice.
Was there anything that really surprised you about this experience?
I still don't want to believe it, really. I'd like to think that most places are pretty fair, but I guess that's just naive of me. It's not like that.