A sign recently posted on the door of EAV Barbell Club in East Atlanta Village read "No Cops."
Gym owner Jim Chambers says police intimidate his clientele, which he calls mostly minority. He does not allow active military personnel either.
According to the gym's website, the gym is radically aligned and left-friendly:
"We require no one to agree with any set of politics, but if you are hostile to the fringe, you ought to look elsewhere," the site reads. "We wanted to create a gym that wouldn't be prohibitive due to cost, or overly aggressive, exclusionary jock culture. We want elite athletes and total newbs, anyone looking to pick up a bar. Meatheads welcome, too, so long as tolerance abounds."