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?
Can shows like the Biggest Loser make our job harder, definitely. But, it can do no more damage than those trainers out there who are only doing this for the money. Personally, I think that they do far more harm than the Biggest Loser ever could.
Shows like the Biggest Loser bring what we do to a wider populace and sheds light to people on what they can achieve if they are willing to put in the work and effort. Combine that with a trainer who is passionate about what they are doing, and any goal that they put their mind to can be achieved.