Updated: Feb 8
This is inspired by a recent conversation with my brother. Sadly, he is probably the smart one in the family. Well… at some things at least.
I obviously work as a personal trainer (when the gyms are open) actually helping people and being in the “front line” when it comes to helping people achieve their goals.
My brother on the other hand went the Uni route. He did a degree in Health, Sport and Fitness and recently finished a Masters degree in Nutrition. Credit were it’s due, fair play to him.
Although this sounds great, even people with this level of education can still make very amateur mistakes. And it is on a friend of my brothers that this blog/rant is based on.
My brothers friend did the same Bachelors and Masters degree as him. So they are both a hell of a lot more qualified than me in that department.
But as I said, this doesn’t mean that you know everything and don’t make obvious mistakes.
What made me want to do this is that they are both now in the health and fitness world now. And they will be putting information out there for people in see.
Which is great. But that information needs to be good. Or at least correct.
No disrespect to anyone reading this if this applies to you, but people search the internet and social media looking for tips, information and guidance on health and fitness. Typically when it comes to weight loss.
So when someone that has the level of qualifications that they do, people take what they say as gospel. And in a way they should because these are people who have spent years studying health and fitness.
But this means that anything they put out has to be correct.
Bear with me while I fill you in on the back story.
So my brother was arguing with his mate and asked me for my opinion.
My brothers friend is doing a bit of personal training and is trying to do social media posts to attract clients and show off his knowledge.
Nothing wrong with that. I do the same.
But it was a post his friend wanted to make that got them arguing.