Why Social Media Is Bad For The Fitness Industry.
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*** All opinions are my own***
Don’t get me wrong I’m all for getting people off the couch and exercising.
I understand that some “insta-famous” individuals may inspire someone to do this, well done for that.
But I don’t agree with the fact that people will follow someone’s advice solely upon the fact that they look good and have had a photo-shoot.
Leggings, boob jobs, ab crunching videos, one course of gear and the latest stringlet doesn’t make you an expert.
Are they proven?
Are they qualified to be giving advice?
What are qualifications any more?
Should you be paying good money for a diet program that is copied from another source anyway?
Does winning a competition that is judged by someone’s opinion, preferences and bias make you a champion?
What is an athlete?
Are we putting too much emphasis on getting likes rather than promoting real evidence based training and nutrition methodology?
I guess we are in the technology age where instant gratification is required on the daily.
I do wonder if sometimes people realise the images you see of “fitness experts” in most cases are taken on their best day of the year.
Unattainable by the masses.
Majority don’t look like that year round, so is it realistic to expect to mirror the magazine cover you see.
Did someone begin to think there’s a bit more to it than just eating clean and training hard like everyone claims that’s all they do?
There’s more than meets the eye.
Be better than you were yesterday and you’re going in the right direction.
Don’t compare yourself to others and don’t believe everything you see on social media.
Supplements are real.