You have to actually accomplish something to sell out.
That aside, there have been several posters on here who do or have done fitness modeling and product promotion. I don’t think it is selling out though. It is more like a career to them than the purposeful infliction of bitter disillusionment and jealousy that some people experience when they see an ad for fitness junk.
I can’t remember who they are, but they did seem to have a pretty good perspective on this subject.
*edit- I’d do it just to see the hot womens jiggle their girly parts in a sports bra!
Honesty in all your affairs, eh?
You know, I get that people who work in the fitness industry are faced with this dilemma and all that shit, but that doesn’t mean anything. There’s no rule that says that maintaining your dignity and being honest in inimical to success in the fitness industry. And if “selling out” thru the promotion of bullshit products really is unavoidable in the fitness industry, well, that doesn’t mean shit to me, either. If that really were the case, then I would not have any sympathy or understanding for someone who enters that industry.[/quote]
Progress, not Perfection. Besides that, do you doubt my claim to want to see jiggly girly parts?
Also, as I pointed out in the previous post, most of the people in these ads are models, not fitness experts. One day they are shaking a dumbell thingy, the next day they are wearing some type of clothing in a shoot etc. As models, they are successful and honest. They are showing the actual product in use. It is the viewing public that draws conclusions about the viability of the product.
Even someone like Randy Coture pimping a product like the doorjamb thingy may look absolutely ridiculous and utterly dishonest, but does he say he actually used it to become champion? Does the commercial actually show him using the thing?
Also, who is to say that product X will not “get you into the best shape of your life”? Because seriously, if a person believes that claim, they have obviously never been in very good shape. Using virtually any gimmick most likely would get the person who believes that into the best shape of their life, because the only shape they have ever been in is globular.