I was asked by Global News to comment on people who are “gym snobs” — people who don’t just work out a lot, but comment on the way others are working out, give unsolicited advice and boast about their training using social media. Here’s the clip where you can see what I said.
I hope everyone makes an effort to feel good in their own skin, and makes exercise a part of that. I encourage my clients to exercise, and I take my own advice by swimming and walking regularly. Exercise has been shown to decrease stress and depression, as well as benefitting overall health. But when exercise is not about health — when it’s another form of competition and one-up-manship — how healthy is that?
I like to think that I help my clients to love and accept themselves, and to keep all aspects of life in perspective.