We all know them; the fitness Instagram model. Now before you ridicule me on labeling or categorizing, hear me out; Whatever teeny tiny bikini or nothing at all they choose to wear, that is cool and I support loving your body in next to nothing – YOU DO YOU BOO. Naked or not this isn’t what I’m getting at. Whatever you decide to do with your own time (and money) truly is your choice (duh). I’m not hear to talk down about certain women, I’m just here to protect others from poor training! Yay!
Let me break it down for you in type A and type B;
-Usually 10K + bought fake followers/likes
-Pictures with a large quantity of airbrushing and Photoshop
-Lots of butt angled photos (sex does sell)
-Competed once and promotes selling exercise and diet programs (no certification/education)
-Surgically enhanced (Butt implants / Lypo / even fake muscle inserts) – no I am not talking about boobs.
-Examples: 60 day booty programs consisting of body weight squats
-Posts videos of poorly executed and or butchered exercises
this even includes FAKE WEIGHTS to show how “strong” they have made themselves… what the fuck?
-Promotes and advertises products such as fit tea, wraps, waist sinchers, diet pills, hair and nail growing pills and all that great bullshit.
– #fitnessguru (nope)
-Pictures of their real gym faces/apparel
-Post knowledgeable and insightful exercise videos/advice – not to mention, actually executing them properly
-Educated and CERTIFIED to create diet and exercise programs – C-E-R-T-I-F-I-E-D is the key word here
-Promotes sponsorship’s and or products that are healthy and they actually truly believe that will help others (not quick fix BS)
– #realfitness (yas)
The difference between buying a program from type A and type B are going to be incredibly diverse.
People seeing a rock solid chiseled body photographed and edited with a side of $20 a month program that promises them the same in a short amount of time, only one catch, ruining your body and feeling like a complete piece of shit. What could go wrong? Everything. Please also note that some of these people love to charge outrageous prices for uneducated and poor quality programs, buyer beware.
Some questions to ask prior to sending your hard earned cash over:
-A copy of their certification from their education/background
-If they communicate one on one with you or if you’re going to be added to a “community” (lol)
-What their style of training consists of
-What their outlook on cardio is (please don’t follow someone who puts you on more than 1 hour of cardio a day)
-Who their trainer is (if they happen to have one)
-Do your research on them, play detective
-Ask for references and or speak to others who train or have trained with them
A genuine trainer is going to help you achieve your goals in a healthy timely manner. No extreme diets, no over the top cardio and all that crap. It takes hard discipline of course! But feeling like you’re dying is not a necessity to being fit.
Unfortunately these uneducated and not so knowledgeable Instagram models are making it extremely difficult for the real MVP’s of the industry to promote health and fitness in a proper manner. They’ve caused confusion to potential clients by promoting a whack of bullshit, and fake forefront of what “fit” supposedly is.
Don’t fall for that shit you beautiful souls, you’re so much better than that – and smarter!
Do your research and don’t hop on the band wagon of fake fitness.
Happy Friday my fit babes.
*awaits hate mail*