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On Your Side: Fitness class asked to leave Homewood park

The incident happened at Homewood Patriot Park. Source: WBRC video The incident happened at Homewood Patriot Park. Source: WBRC video
HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) -

A fitness class decided to move a session outside to a Homewood park but they didn't expect to be asked to leave.

The group found a spot to set up yoga mats, dumbbells, water bottles and towels at Homewood Patriot Park.

After about 10 minutes into the workout, a FOX6 viewer named Kristy, who is a Homewood resident, said they were asked to leave.

Kristy said there were others exercising in the park at the time and she felt her group was singled out.

"We were not making any noise, the only person speaking was the trainer who was giving us instructions. A Homewood Park Security officer said there were too many of us out there and told us to leave," she said.

The group turned to FOX6 Investigative Reporter Ronda Robinson for help.

We checked with the Director of the Homewood Parks, Recreation and Public Services Berkley Squires about the incident.

We found out that the city has no problem with a group exercising on their own but the concern is when the park is used as a place for paid services.

"If they are exercising with a trainer they are paying. The trainer needs park board approval and needs to pay a fee," Squires said.

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