From my new article for the CrossFit folks, on their blog, The Russells.

For the better part of the last 20 years, the fitness industry has engaged in multi-layered fraud that has insulted, lied to, misled, and confused countless Americans. Their malfeasance, like the most notorious pyramid marketing schemes, has many layers, each designed to influence a different audience, from consumers to employers to policymakers and the media. They have succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams as academics, ostensibly non-profit organizations, and fitness entrepreneurs have become rich and influential far in excess of the actual value they’ve added to America’s public health.

Source: The Fitness Industry is a Public Health Failure | THE RUSSELLS