Being a person trainer you'd think I'd be all for people showing off their incredible efforts in health and fitness, so perhaps it may come as a surprise to many of you that I find them absolutely offensive.
As you stand there half naked showing off your body in an attempts to stroke your ego and gather followers, sponsors and appreciation, you're stomping all over the self esteem of those wanting to accomplish a change in their body shape or fitness levels.
You are effectively spreading the message that gyms are purely for those fit, toned and capable of incredible lifts, which is absolutely not the case.
There have been countless accounts of people trying to share that the only way to challenge people into change is by telling them they're wrong, however studies now begin to say that this only destroys confidence and pushes people further into their bad habits and away from the change they want to accomplish.
Your gym selfies are part of what is keeping people overweight, obese and far from the gym, also helping to keep the constant abuse of fad diets and metabolic abuse, leading to further unhealthy weight gain.
So please, think twice when you share your body. It only makes others less happy with their own.