Meet Stephanie Lynn Holdmeyer, lifter of weights and writer of a viral open letter on Facebook to anybody who judges strangers at the gym.
Someone wrote a Facebook post about Holdmeyer and her boyfriend thinking they were “hot shit” because they wore their weight belts to the gym, so she decided she’d had enough, especially because that weight belt was related to her recent back surgery.
Her post reads:
Her post obviously resonated with people, seeing as it’s been shared more than 42,000 times and has more than 3,800 comments of support.
Look. We get it. Everyone does judge in some way, but it’s a good reminder that you never really know what’s going on with people.
Yes, the loud dude grunting and letting off gas due to “protein” could just be an ass, but maybe he has some issues that aren’t just digestive.
We all do.
But we’re all also at the gym to try to get better in some way, even the weirdos.
No judgement there.