GoodRey wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Thats not my name wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Lurkerlizzy wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:55 am
I love how Kayla Itsines (*a qualified trainer*!) has just posted about how she's been cleared to return to LIGHT exercise so she'll be completing modified versions of her own workouts, and only talks about gaining strength.
She & Sarah couldn't be more different. Kayla is so legit & Sarah is such a fake!
I agree that Kayla seems to be doing a lot right since becoming a mum but she is also very good at (having her staff) deleting comments and her own image is to be very sweet so a lot of work goes into that. I've followed her since she has a few thousand followers and she most definitely received clothing from company's even though now says she doesn't do sponsored posts... she may not have be paid for posting but the clothes were free so she's not as bad as Sarah, she's not exactly legit.
thank you. i've seen a lot of people complimenting kayla in this thread but she is also selling a "fitness for aesthetics" angle as sarah and it's just as toxic imo. her product is called the beach body guide, ffs. but i will say i appreciate that she hasn't been splashing her newborn all over social media. i find the entire culture of influencers using their children to turn a profit incredibly sketchy, especially since youtube/instagram don't have regulations in place to financially protect these children. i won't be shocked when sarah starts rolling out new ad deals with children/family brands and exploiting poor fox for money.
I really don't agree that Kayla is as toxic as Sarah. She seems to have a very balanced view towards food & nutrition & is very vocal about never restricting herself. I also don't see her making the same dumb concoctions as Sarah to satisfy a craving - if Kayla wants spag bol, she'll eat it, not make a "recipe" using some soggy cardboard & protein powders to trick herself into thinking she's eating it (Sarah's spag bol looks so gross).
I have also seen Kayla be called out for the negative meaning behind her "Bikini Body Guide", and she's addressed this, saying initially these were the words her clients would use to describe their goals (aka, "I want a bikini body"). She's written on her website that *any body is a bikini body*, and she appears to celebrate a diverse range of women who complete her program.
Kayla's wording Is also vastly different & she talks about becoming stronger, not "leaning out" or "losing fat". Sarah has pointed out several times now that she's a "SIZE SMALL/medium for an oversized fit", and has also said she wants to lose fat etc - i find that to be completely irresponsible & deeply problematic. I really feel for the "size medium" girls who watched her say that shit... while pinching her skin in a mirror. Wtf.
I'm sure Kayla has been gifted workout gear & worn it without disclosing where it came from, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find someome with 10k+ followers who hasn't done that. Not completely innocent, no, but hardly harmful.
I also give props to Kayla for using her own workout guides to return to her pre-baby strength. She's not charging her customers for a product that she herself wouldn't use - unlike Sarah.
We may just have to agree to disagree here. I'm not suggesting Kayla is the "perfect fitness influencer", but to me, she's far more well-rounded, authentic & responsible than Sarah is. Give props to Kayla's team or whoever it is that helps her cultivate this image - whatever, it doesn't matter, Sarah has access to similar resources/team and chooses to send harmful messages & promote negative body images & negative self-talk (hiding under a thick layer of "real & raw" bullshit).