Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

GO Health Clubs bans bodybuilder for life after mocking of elderly exerciser

GO Health Clubs bans bodybuilder for life after mocking of elderly exerciser
December 29, 2016

Leading Queensland fitness group GO Health Clubs has banned one of its members for life after he shared a video via social media of himself mocking an elderly woman attempting to use gym equipment.

Bodybuilder Conor Tisdell uploaded the clip yesterday (Wednesday 28th December), with the grammatically-challenged caption “Epic bro gainz”, later saying that the lady must be “practicing her new dance move” in the comments below.

Furious members of the public objected to the androgynous Brisbane muscleman’s Instagram post of his fellow gymgoer using the pull-down machine.

However, Tisdell will now have to find a new place to practise his moves - after GO Health Clubs told Daily Mail Australia his membership had been terminated.

In a statement, a GO Health Clubs spokeswoman advised “GO Health Clubs can advise that Conor Tisdell has been terminated for life from GO Health Clubs."

Media reports also indicated that another victim of Tisdell’s shaming had noticed he was laughing at her when she was attempting to do a squat under the guidance of her personal trainer.

The woman told the Daily Mail “it's disgusting, he's starting an ongoing trend to publicly shame and embarrass people.”

A gym staff member member seemingly endorsed Tisdell's shaming, commenting “aw when you know who the member is”, on the Instagram post.

The unfortunate incident comes at a time of year when many people consider joining gyms to achieve fitness goals.

It also follows an incident in the USA earlier this year when Playboy model Dani Mathers posted a photogrpah of a naked, 70-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posting it on Snapchat.

Last week, Mathers pleaded not guilty to invasion of privacy in a Los Angeles court while her defense attorney said Mathers “very much regrets” what happened.

Image: Conor Tisdell's shaming Instagram post (left) and the bodybuilder on social media (right).

20th December 2016 - GO HEALTH CLUBS PRESENT MVP STAFF AWARDS AT ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BALL

14th November 2016 - THREE MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR FITNESS CLUBS OPEN IN BRISBANE

13th September 2015 - GO HEALTH CLUBS OPEN NEW ‘SUPER GYM’ IN BRISBANE

2nd August 2015 - SELFIES IN GYMS: A QUARTER OF PEOPLE TAKE THEM, 39% WANT THEM BANNED


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

LEISURE CONCEPTS AUSTRALIA

Leisure Concepts brings the world’s leading fitness equipment brands to Australasia - these include True Fitness, Atlantis Strength, Merrithew (Stott Pilates), Intenza Fitness,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

Life Fitness

Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

EventPro

At EventPro Software, we are proudly different from our industry competitors. We have a development-driven culture and 20 years’ experience in event, venue, and catering management software,…

read more

Events / Hospitality / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Goplay Commercial Playground Equipment

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business