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This is the viral moment kinky gym staff line-up to be spanked on the bottom by their bosses in a BDSM-style punishment poor performance in a viral video with more than five million views.
The bizarre company event in Kunming, capital of China’s south-western Yunnan Province, has been dubbed “team building” by the gym known as Haoheng Fitness.
The footage shows gym trainers walking up to a stack of mats and then lying face down to receive the punishment.
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A senior manager holding a brolly then beginnings spanking them on the backside while dozens of their coworkers watch.
The video quickly went viral online and drew criticism from sections of the public for disciplinary methods described as “cruel” or “inhumane”.
However, Haoheng Fitness, which has eight branches in the city, has been quick to play down the embarrassing company event.
A spokesman surnamed Wang revealed the activities were attended by staff from numerous branches, including those who had not met their gym membership sign-up quotas for two months in a row.
Wang said: “It was part of a team-building exercise. It was a game involving those who hadn’t performed well.
“The company knows that these events are… unhealthy, and we don’t advocate them.
“A meeting was held at senior management level, and it was decided that all future company gatherings would be more positive.
“They’re forbidden from carrying out any sort of physical punishment.
Another spokesman surnamed Chen, who is head of franchising said the clips were “taken out of context”, saying: “It was a game.”
It is unclear whether the business faces any punishment by labour regulators.