An Open Letter to Fitness Influencers

Be careful of what your “influence” can do and the adverse effects it can have.

Myriam M
In Fitness And In Health

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Photo by James Lee on Unsplash

I would like to preface this open letter by saying that I have the utmost respect for many fitness influencers who put themselves out there, try to help people get healthier, and who dedicate their time to the communities they create online. This is in no way an attack on anyone and is simply the point of view of a concerned individual.

Dear Fitness Influencers,

Thank you for dedicating your time to improving others’ health and wellbeing. Although some of you only do so for monetary gain and to showcase your own bodies, that is okay and you have every right to do so. The issue I would like to raise is the irresponsibility with which some of you give advice to your followers. This advice ranges from promoting certain supplements to selling your own workout programs.

While these actions can be very innocent, they can lead to questionable decisions on the part of an unknowing public. For perspective, when a client approaches a trainer for a program and nutrition advice, the first thing the trainer does is ask a series of questions to get to know the client’s health history, if they have any injuries, their daily routine, etc. These questions allow the trainer to choose the…

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Myriam M
In Fitness And In Health

Eclectic writer with an interest in art, fitness, poetry, politics, and fiction