Is it time for Planet Fitness to remove their mirrors?

Is it time for Planet Fitness to remove their mirrors?

We see mirrors everywhere at the gym. But are these mirrors actually helping anyone? Is it possible that mirrors are doing more harm than good at your gym? In this article, we discuss how mirrors can change the affective responses from a workout to essentially make people feel worse. They may also decrease a person’s self-efficacy to exercise. If Planet Fitness wants to truly be a “judgment free zone” they need to consider removing their mirrors.

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Is Evidence-Based The New Broscience?

Is Evidence-Based The New Broscience?

Over the last decade, the fitness community has been divided into two camps: those who follow broscience and those who follow an evidence-based approach. In this article, I explain how these two camps formed and why they are not so different after all. Additionally, I explain some of my personal thoughts on body-image disorders, the increase of interest in bodybuilding, and the problems in conducting and publishing research.  

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