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The fitness industry is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and it’s no surprise that there are plenty out to make a quick buck. Unfortunately, not every program out there works, and sometimes, you end up with terrible fitness trends.
Turn on the TV, flick the pages of your favorite magazine, or listen to the radio for just five minutes, and chances are you’ll come across something health and fitness related. We’re now in an age where the highest ever percentage of people have gym memberships, there are more people working in the fitness industry than ever before, and our knowledge of health and the human body is better than it’s ever been. Yet, as a population, we just keep getting fatter, and more and more unhealthy. It’s no surprise therefore, that there are lots of people trying to reverse this trend.


Not only that, but there’s a lot of money in the fitness industry, and if you can come up with a popular training plan, diet, or workout book, you can make a lot of money, in a short space of time.

However, because of the chances of fame, fortune and success, the fitness industry is rife with terrible fitness trends, designed by those looking to make a quick buck. These programs and diets are usually just ineffective. They either don’t work, or only work for a short period of time.

However, some can be dangerous, and pose risks to your health and wellbeing. A lot of the time, these trends utilize the latest gadgets, gizmos, technology and research, and promise great results, to entice you into spending your heard earned cash. Yet after following these programs, your waistline isn’t any smaller, you’ve not revealed your six pack yet, and the only thing that’s lighter is your wallet.

Before we delve further into the details of the all time worst fitness trends, let’s have a quick look at what works and what doesn’t when it comes to exercise. Before deciding to buy a product, or follow a plan that you’ve seen advertised on a billboard, or demonstrated in an infomercial, you should ask yourself – “Do I really need this, does it sounds too good to be true, and will it really deliver results?”.

While there are some excellent trends out there, and many that have stood the test of time due to their effectiveness, your answers to these questions when it comes to most new trends will be “No, yes, and no!”


The real secret to losing weight and looking good is hard work and consistency. But telling that to people doesn’t sell products! If you can train hard, on a regular basis, and don’t skip sessions, and then combine that with a balanced calorie-controlled, nutrient dense food plan, you will never, ever need to waste your money on another fitness DVD, book, or online plan.

Now you know what you need to do to get in shape, let’s look further at the all time worst fitness trends. These are the ones you don’t want to go near, and should be avoided at all costs.

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