A man has shared the moment he got 'kicked out of the gym' because he was too strong.
Sounds ridiculous, right? Well that's what power lifter Rob Lewy thought, too, when his session was unexpectedly cut short.
The entrepreneur was filming his workout — which he often does by the looks of his Instagram — and squatting a whopping 515 lbs, when the owner of the gym appeared to interrupt and asked him to leave.
As you can imagine, Rob was shocked to learn that he couldn't lift heavy weights in the gym so he decided to upload some footage from their alleged conversation to social media.
"Got kicked out the gym", he captioned the video. "It's hard to hear [the gym owner] so he basically said: I'm sorry this not a powerlifting gym, I feel bad, should [have] had them tell you in the beginning, I can refund your money back."
Rob later explained that, after the incident, he got a call from the other gym owner to apologise for the mix-up.
"The other brother owner called me last night apologising for bad customer service, saying this should’ve never happened, I can come back or he will do anything to make [the] situation better, basically pleading for me to not take it further.
"Basically said his brother is a good guy just can be a head case at times and yesterday he had billing issues with customers and was frustrated, so that could be a reason why he took it out on me unfortunately.
"On the waiver it doesn’t have a weight limit for any equipment so I should’ve never been kicked out."
Through his TikTok and Instagram pages, Rob has built quite a following online, sharing his workout programs and progress with other power lifters.
So when he shared this video to his platform, viewers were pretty furious.
"What the heck…this gym owner should be ashamed of himself", one comment read.
"Amazing work man. I just don't understand why you can't lift, whatever you are capable of lifting", added a second.
And a third penned: "How embarrassing…. The gym owners should be proud to have monsters in the gym like this guy."
What most people couldn't seem to wrap their heads around was that Rob wasn't causing a scene, or making too much noise — despite the insane weight.
There was no screaming, throwing, grunting, or dropping involved, so there's no way he could have been disturbing the other gym-goers.
This kind of thing is exactly why I don't go to the gym any more. That's the *only* reason.