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Woman filmed by a stranger during her workout left her in tears   

A woman has gone viral on social media after she revealed she was left in tears by a man who took pictures of her workouts in the gym.

Stephanie Lim, 22, out Californiaaccepted Tik Tok with a clip filmed on January 28, 2022 at Vallejo City Sports gym.

The nursing student had washed her hands after a workout at her local gym when another woman followed her to the bathroom to warn her about a man taking pictures.

She was so shocked by the experience that she immediately turned into a baggy sweater to cover, and was left in tears and felt uncomfortable.

“It was just another day to go to the gym for me and I was done with my abdominal training and stretches,” Stephanie said.

Stephanie Lim, 22, (pictured) from California, went viral on TikTok after she revealed she was filmed by a man at her local gym while at work

Stephanie had been washing her hands in the bathroom of Vallejo City Sports gym when a woman told her about the man (photo) who recorded her

Stephanie had been washing her hands in the bathroom of Vallejo City Sports gym when a woman told her about the man (photo) who recorded her

‘I normally never make eye contact or look around in the gym because I’m a very timid person. I just thought about my own case and went to the bathroom to wash my hands like I always do after a gym session.

‘While I was washing my hands, a girl came into the bathroom to tell me that she had witnessed a man in an orange sweater taking pictures of me or taking pictures while I was doing my abdominal training and stretching. ‘

The woman told Stephanie how she worked out from behind the man and saw him take pictures, and felt it was only right to let Stephanie know.

Stephanie said: ‘I was in total shock because I’ve seen stories about this event on TikTok, but never thought it would ever happen to me.

‘[Friends] suggested that I tell the reception staff about what happened since I told them I was uncomfortable confronting the man myself.

‘When I started walking to the reception, I tried to get a picture of the man to show the reception to see if they could identify him in case he left.

Stephanie (photo) said she was left in shock and managed to take a photo of the man to show the reception

Stephanie, who was wearing a sports bra at the time, said the man’s actions made her feel uncomfortable, so she wore a t-shirt for her first visit to the gym.

Stephanie said she started crying while explaining what had happened to staff at the front desk

Stephanie said she started crying while explaining what had happened to staff at the front desk

‘When I got to the front desk and explained what had happened, I started to cry because it struck me how rough it felt to me.’

The two female workers at the front desk comforted Stephanie and assured her that they would take action and contact the manager.

She went on to say, ‘One of the workers would look at the man to see if she recognized him, but she said she did not. The other worker said she would contact the manager to handle this situation.

‘They said they would confront the man and make sure he deleted the photos, but I told the workers that I did not want to be present at the confrontation because I was afraid my safety would be endangered if he saw me.

One of the workers said they did not recognize the man, while another Stephanie said they were contacting the manager to handle the situation

One of the workers said they did not recognize the man, while another Stephanie said they were contacting the manager to handle the situation

Stephanie got a call from the manager saying they could not find the man but promised to ban him from the gym if they ever saw him again

Stephanie got a call from the manager saying they could not find the man but promised to ban him from the gym if they ever saw him again

‘I gave my name and number to the staff to update me on what they were doing and what was happening, and I later got a call from the manager about 30 minutes after I left the sports school to hear that they were trying to looking for man and he was not there.

‘I sent her a picture of what he looked like and they said that if they ever saw him again, they would delete the footage and ban him from the gym.

‘I was surprised they did not see him immediately after I left, but the manager made sure that all the staff knew about the situation and knew what he looked like from the photo I sent, and that they told him as a person to look after in sports school. ‘

Stephanie admits she was surprised the man was not confronted by staff as soon as she left the gym

Stephanie said she wore a T-shirt instead of a sports bra the first day she went back to sports school, however, she has since gone back to wearing whatever she wants

Stephanie wore a T-shirt instead of a sports bra the first day she went back to sports school, however, she has since gone back to wearing what she wants

Stephanie decided to take her brother to the gym with her, but the man has not been seen on the scene since the incident.

Stephanie decided to take her brother to the gym with her, but the man has not been seen on the scene since the incident.

The nursing student decided to take her brother the next time she visited with her to the sports school because she was scared, but the man has not been seen on the scene since.

Stephanie said: ‘The first day back to the gym after the incident I wore a T-shirt instead of my regular sports bra and spandex in which I felt comfortable.

‘The next day I realized I did not have to change what I wore because men could not respect and went back to what I liked to wear.’

Although the incident left her in shock, she did not let it stop her from training and going to the gym.

The TikTok, shared on Stephanie’s account, received more than 2.6 million views and more than 500,000 likes.

One TikTok user said, ‘Good job talking girl! Proud of you’.

A second viewer added: ‘It’s scary that women can do nothing without the fear of men, I find it so unfortunate, stay safe.’

‘The way she comforts you makes me so happy, this happens so often and I always tell it to girls in my gym when I see a guy filming them,’ said another user.

One viewer commented, ‘I’m glad the staff were actually helpful, it just seems like they are not helping.’

Another added: ‘Good that you stand up for yourself and talk to the staff about it, stay strong.’

Stephanie recorded nearly 3 million views on a video uploaded to TikTok that explains her experience

Stephanie recorded nearly 3 million views on a video uploaded to TikTok that explains her experience

A stream of commentators praised Stephanie for talking and telling the staff at the gym about what had happened

A stream of commentators praised Stephanie for talking and telling staff in the gym about what had happened

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