As I am growing my Instagram following, I’m noticing the outrageous number of “fitness” accounts that are nothing but ripped abs, avocado toast*, and bikini selfies. It is disheartening and discouraging because that’s not what I look like and I know that’s not the reality for many potential clients out there. Fitness to me is not about spray tans and protein shakes and wearing the best gear in the best lighting in the most optimal pose to accentuate my assests. Be real people! Clients are looking to us to motivate and inspire, yes, but also to educated and coach and guide them along their journey.
I personally don’t recommend supplements to people because I personally don’t use them. I encourage people to educate themselves and seek out an expert before investing their money and health in a product. I don’t advocate a vegan diet because I personally do not eat vegan. I do advocate for including yoga in your routine because I have experienced its benefits. I urge people to work towards loving themselves because it’s a journey I’m on as well.
I saw online a meme that said “Be who you post to be” and I am asking all of you health and fitness peeps out there: are YOU who you post to be?
*I do not enjoy avocado toast.