I feel shows like this have unrealistic results compared to most individuals. This then can make clients expect similar, yet unrealistic results. Still shows like this tend to motivate people and get them interested in losing weight/fat. Do shows like this help or hurt our industry? Your thoughts?
I believe that most people understand that the almost impossible becomes possible when you put people in such a unique environment. All weight loss programs are successful when people are taken from their usual surroundings and tightly controlled. Whether it is called a spa or a diet and fitness center, they all show results even though less visible.
If anything, the show demonstrates that it takes a superhuman effort to lose weight that quickly. And they all have to go home afterwards to their normal environment where they have to prove themselves all over again.
to me, that show has made no difference whatsoever. I have never had anybody come to me expecting even remotely similar results. In fact, it is hardly ever mentioned.