I am fed up with barely qualified people dishing out fitness advice to the general public. I get so angry when someone, who doesn't know a quadricep from a bicep , earnestly tells their audience that if they just do what they say they'll find salvation and a whole new body. Frequently this involves buying their fabulous product.Below are the three worst kinds of "fitness pros." I use the term loosely. Hot Bod: This "trainer" is gorgeous, a former jock or wanna-be model. They are hired for their looks, not their talent or certifications. They only work in "bleeding-edge" health clubs and spend more time looking at themselves in the mirror than their clients.
- Uniform: Anything skimpy, the less the better, must show off boooty.
- Poster Child: Rebecca Cardon from Bravo's Work Out. Her bio talks extensively about her fitness career but doesn't actually mention a certification.
- Uniform: Anything Camo.
- Poster child: Barry Jay from Barry's Bootcamp. His bio mentions that he started as front desk staff at a health club, but doesn't mention any certifications to speak of ...
- Required Uniform: Close fitting Tshirts with inspirational words on them:
- Poster Child: I have to say it's a toss-up between Bob Harper and Jillian Michael's from the Biggest Loser, but I'm going to give it to Jillian for her endorsement of diet pills. She is now facing lawsuits because of it.