The Fitness Industry Will Prey on Your Shame in 2021…& Years to Come | 2021 New Years Resolution

The Fitness Industry Will Prey on Your Shame in 2021…& Years to Come | 2021 New Years Resolution

Hello friends! I thought this video would be a great video to begin the New Year. I recently started a deep dive into what Influencer Privilege is and from there, I’ve been able to branch off into many topics regarding the predatory and toxic aspects of the health, diet, fitness and beauty industry.

My goal is to keep shedding light on these uncomfortable topics, have an open discussion on ethical influencership and conscious consumerism, and hopefully help others who might struggle as well. Just remember, if you are struggling with negative body-image, orthorexia/eating disorders, overtraining, muscle-dissatisfaction, etc…You are NOT alone. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, wrong with feeling lost when it comes to fitness, diet, and overall wellness behaviors, because there’s so much different and juxtaposing information coming toward us through social media and advertisements at the speed of light. Understand, this industry is built to prey off of your guilt, shame, and body-dissatisfaction, profiting off of you when you feel poorly about yourself. Feel free to reach out to me anytime on Instagram (@BirdiesBootcamp) if you are feeling any of these feelings, I know it’s a struggle, but you’re worth feeling good about yourself.

Sources:

Clark, N. (2017). Social Media and Body Image: #Fitspiration at Its Worst. American Fitness, 35(2), 66–68.
https://elemental.medium.com/what-its-really-like-to-be-a-high-end-personal-trainer-9ce070eaa9dd
Greene, S. B. (2011). Body Image: Perceptions, Interpretations and Attitudes. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Lewallen, J., & Behm-Morawitz, E. (2016). Pinterest or Thinterest?: Social Comparison and Body Image on Social Media. Social Media + Society, 2(1), 1.

The guilt appeal


https://www.statista.com/topics/1141/health-and-fitness-clubs/
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/marketing-top-tools-guilt-shame-fear/340229/#close
https://www.thrillist.com/culture/how-to-cancel-your-gym-membership-lawyer-talks-about-breaking-contract

Thumbnail Photo Credit:
Jasmin Cizmovic / EyeEm / Getty Images

2 Comments

  1. Scykhe Truckel on December 3, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you ! Great video. Fantastic work you have done !



  2. rrin orwinorda on December 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Fantastic 😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️