PureGym accused of racism after promoting ‘slavery’ routine for Black History Month

The PureGym is under heavy fire today. The Gym has committed a grave mistake towards This happened after a personal trainer posted his workout on the Social media. He compared his workout to the slave trade. The trainer’s name is Matt Simpson.

Matt posted a workout for his clients on the PureGym’s Dunstable and Luton Branch saying that: ‘Slavery is hard and so is this’.  The most surprising of all is that Matt is Black. He said

‘Entitled ’12YearsOfSlave’ (after the epic movie) this is our workout of the month designed by @mattsimpt to celebrate black history month. Slavery was hard and so is this. The twist to this is 1 rep of your 1st exercise, 2 of the second but before you move on to the 3rd exercise which is also 3 reps you must start at the beginning to move on.

Matt was immediatly asked to delete the post. Another shocking discovery was that the class was conducting celebrating the Black History Month. Matt’s workout was named after 12 Years A Slave, a 2013 movie. It starred Benedict Cumberbatch as William Ford & Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup. Social media was very angry for comparing Matt’s workout with slave trade.

About PureGym

PureGym Limited is a chain of no frills health clubs in the England, United Kingdom. The chain is currently situated in Leeds, West Yorkshire. This is Britain’s largest gym chain. It is the only one who has gain 1,000,000 members, by membership. It has currently planed to open 300 gyms by the year 2020.


In May of 2015, PureGym acquired all gyms from its rival in UK fitness chain, LA fitness. Thus, It brought the total number of gyms all across the United Kingdom to 141. As of March 2020, PureGym has 294 gyms now. Along with more than one million members, Thus making it the largest operator of gyms across the United Kingdom.