Truer words were never written. Anyone trying to rope you into perpetual servitude as a customer isn’t interested in helping you become a healthy, independent adult. They just want you to buy more of their stuff. There is a huge difference between teaching and selling. Seek out a teacher not a sales rep.

With this in mind, one of the most helpful and proactive things fitness professionals can offer right now is an agreement on some key principles for better health. The health industry overcomplicates nutritional solutions because that creates a reliance on the professional or company supplying them. This is misguided. The fitness professional’s skillset will always be required to guide and motivate, but communications about getting healthier should be simple, realistic, and easy to implement.

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