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 think it makes our jobs unrealistic and harder to have to convince our clients that in reality it’s not sensible to work out all day long and eat so little and have a life.
I think it’s a shame that some of the trainers on the show are not certified but are making a ton of dough, I think it’s a show. Period.
I once read that Biggest Loser contestants are exercising 16 hours a day to achieve their weekly losses. I tell my clients this is not healthy, nor will they maintain this weightloss. If you watch their “Where are they now?” shows, most of the contestants have put weight back on. They can not possibly maintain the amount of exercise when returning back to their lives. It sets hopeful clients up with unrealistic and unhealthy expectations.