Why Is The Fitness Industry So Toxic?
There are lots of barriers to being active, and people often ask Why Is The Fitness Industry So Toxic? The fitness industry can be toxic for a number of reasons. Here are a few examples:
The focus on weight loss and body image in the fitness industry
The fitness industry is often obsessed with weight loss and body image. This can lead to people feeling pressured to lose weight, even if they are already a healthy weight. It can also lead to people feeling bad about themselves if they don’t look a certain way.
The pressure to work out too much
The fitness industry often promotes the idea that you need to work out for hours every day to be healthy. This is not true. You can be healthy by working out for a moderate amount of time each week. Focus more on moving your body in a way that feels good. You can start with gentle stretches like this free workout on my YouTube channel.
The lack of diversity in the fitness industry
The fitness industry is often dominated by white, thin people. This can make it feel like fitness is not for everyone. In reality, people of all shapes and sizes can be healthy and fit. Search out and follow people on social media that look like you to be motivated by their fitness journey.
The use of unrealistic standards in the fitness industry
The fitness industry often uses unrealistic standards of beauty and fitness. This can make people feel like they need to look a certain way to be considered attractive or successful. In reality, there is no one right way to look.
It is important to be aware of the potential toxicity of the fitness industry. If you are feeling pressured to lose weight, work out too much, or look a certain way, it is important to talk to someone you trust. There are many resources available to help you develop a healthy relationship with fitness. Have a look at my Movement Membership, Aimee’s Academy if you want a shame free space to get strong and feel better.