Author: Bobby Whisnand

Publisher: Inspire On Purpose Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-941782-44-6

Would you entrust your health care to a person who claims to have the necessary credentials to treat whatever ails you but in actuality is unqualified and is basically a fraud? I doubt it.

Bobby Whisnand is a fitness professional, international keynote speaker, and author of Fitness Frauds: Exposing the Truth About Drugs, Lies, and Flex Appeal where he takes to task the fitness industry which he maintainspreys upon the hopes and dreams of those wanting to look good and feel better by lying and misleading them with a bunch of BS.”

No doubt, these are strong words but he does back up his assertions by a detailed analysis of the various facets of the industry which comprise the ten chapters of his book. Very little is left out from the bogus credentials of “so-called” personal trainers, that do more harm than good and who even act as if they are physical therapists or medical doctors in advising their clients as to what needs to be repaired, to the rampant steroids that are used by various athletes and how they beat drug testing and the garbage supplements peddled by dozens of companies. And if you are curious as to the names and varieties of these steroids and what they are used for, Whisnand does not disappoint as he devotes considerable ink to this topic and even shows where these drugs can be purchased. Incidentally, many may think that only men take steroids, however women likewise resort to taking them when competing in all kinds of contests that are broken down into several divisions as the bikini, fitness, figure, physique, and bodybuilding. Whisnand points out that with female fitness contestants, it is no so much about working out the hardest and eating the cleanest but rather more about the quality of what's coming through the needle.

Have you ever wondered about the fitness models advertising the latest and greatest one-size-fits- all exercise machines, videos, diet and supplement plans? They certainly look great and I bet you or someone you may know would like to look like them. Apparently, many of these models are taking drugs to get their fit look. Whisnand demonstrates how there is a big difference what you see in fitness advertisements and reality. What it boils down to is that fitness companies hire pre-fit models who make working out and being in these advertisements a big part of their lives and have for a long time. In fact, the odds of getting a fit body by using the advertised fitness machine or supplements is about zero to none. And while we are mentioning supplements, Whisnand devotes an entire chapter where he advises his readers to avoid the spiel of snake oils, magic fitness pills, and the power of pyramid schemes which he compares to the carnies in the carnivals that travel across the country enticing you to throw away your money on all kinds of games of chance.

If you are looking to join a fitness program, hiring a personal trainer, or taking supplements, this book is an excellent starting point and a firm reminder that buyer beware, the multi-billion-dollar fitness industry is built on the hopes and dreams of millions of people who want to look good and live longer and unfortunately can easily be fooled. As Whisnand states: “The fact is, the very industry that is supposed to lead us to true, safe, and productive ways to better our health is instead lying through its biceps and feeding us a bunch of bull.”