Is Fitspo Just As Dangerous As Thinspo?
I know I’m not alone in this, but whenever I see fitspo—fitness inspiration—slogans and imagery on Tumblr, Facebook or other social media networks, I start to feel really uncomfortable.
It’s not inherently bad to be inspired to have a healthier lifestyle. For anyone who has struggled with weight or health issues, developing better eating habits and an exercise routine and having a community online to motivate you can be really amazing. So I am not of the belief that fitspo is simply thinspo with abs.
But, for the most part, fitspo seems to be thinspo with abs. And it really gives me the creeps. Here are my top three problems with fitspo.