Hey everyone my name is Jenny and I am a contributor at Defining Weight Loss website for women’s health!
I am stopping by today to talk to you about a very popular thing that’s been happening lately around Instagram and Social Media.
What I’m talking about is the growing popularity of social media fitness trainers and workouts. Many people are using places like Instagram and Facebook to gain popularity and grow their fitness workouts and business.
These individuals can easily attract millions of people in seconds by posting great before and after pictures depicting people’s results using their workout programs.
Because social media has become such a trustworthy source of information, these trainers and business people can advertise their workout programs for sale and put a nice price tag on it and make a lot of money!
The only problem is some of these workouts just aren’t good and people are paying top dollar from them.
I fell victim to this when I purchased BodyBoss Method. You can read my full BodyBoss Review here. BodyBoss was a program promoted through Instagram and looked like a great program from the before and after pictures and the different reviews people were giving.
Because of all the buzz and positivity surrounding the program I decided to take a look into it and possibly purchase it. The program cost $130 which I thought was pretty expensive.
However, it will be worth it if it’s as good as people say it is, so I went ahead and purchased it!
When I received the workout I was extremely disappointed right off the bat. I opened up the box and all I saw inside was a spiral notebook with a bunch of exercises inside.
I didn’t see any nutrition guide or grocery list. There was no supplement guide or online tips or workout videos. Literally it was just a book of exercises I had just paid $130 for.
Even though I had a huge initial disappointment I decided to give the workout a try anyway since I just spent an arm and a leg on it.
Immediately I began seeing problems with the workout. It seemed like I was doing the same exercises over and over again but in different order.
There was no variety or any new and fun types of exercises. Everything was very basic and looked like you can find it for free anywhere on the internet.
Also, there was a lot of exercises focusing on your legs and lower body but nothing much that involved my upper body.
To top everything off, for me, it was really hard to stay motivated because there simply wasn’t anyone there to push me or motivate me.
When just given a booklet of exercises it takes a lot of self motivation to actually do each exercise and movement consistently.
So to be honest, after 2 weeks of trying Bodyboss… I quit! That’s right I gave up. I just couldn’t stand doing the same exercises over and over again.
It still bothered me too that I spent $130 on a book of exercises that I’m pretty sure you can find on the internet for free!
I ended up doing some additional searching for a good at home workout and it turns out there are so many other workouts out there that offer so many more benefits for a fraction of the cost of BodyBoss.
Many programs come with guides, digital workouts, diet information, and supplement information for less than half the price of Bodyboss. Check out my whole Bodyboss review to see the alternative program I recommend.
So there you have it. Next time you are on your favorite social media platform and you see a trainer with thousands of followers promoting their workout programs, make sure you do your research before making any outstanding purchases!
Odds are… you are going to pay a lot of money and get very little!
Thanks for reading!