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On Tuesday, Heidi Aragon, took to TikTok on Tuesday to share a video of her confronting a man at the gym who was allegedly staring at her while she was working out. The personal trainer's video quickly went viral, earning more than 3 million views in a matter of days.
The footage shows Aragon uncomfortably attempting to complete a set under the gaze of a man in a green shirt working out near her. Before confronting him, Aragon tried staring back at him, and even had her husband workout close by, but neither method convinced him to avert his eyes.
"Don’t sit there and tell me you’re not doing something when I have proof," she captioned the post, with additional text written in the video.
Aragon eventually decided the only way to resolve the issue was to confront him verbally.
"I thought he got the picture, so I attempted to do my set. Then I got fed up, and went over to address him," she wrote. "I told him if he's going to work out in this corner, he needed to stop staring and making me uncomfortable."
According to Aragon, the man denied staring at her and said he was "just looking around."
"I told him I record my workouts and have him on film," Aragon wrote. "He shut up real quick."
Aragon's video sparked outrage in the comments section by women who have had similar experiences.
"The gym is supposed to be a judgment-free space," one TikTok user commented. "She clearly just wants to work out in peace."
"This is why I'm scared to work out at the gym," another added. "I just do it in my room."
"Some people go to the gym for the wrong reasons," someone else wrote. "This is why I've never been able to enjoy the gym."
"You did a good thing by confronting him," added another. "These types of men only go to the gym to stare at women. I see it all the time."