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Why #gymselfies are OK

Christoph

February 13, 2015

My Fitness Tips

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gymselfieInstagram, the social photo sharing network, is great for a few things:

  • Posting lunch pictures.
  • Posting vacation pictures.
  • Posting #gymselfies or other workout pictures or videos.(What’s a selfie?)

Yea, that’s a bit stereotypical, sure. Sorry. Some people post pictures of their children, too.

It can get old to look at other people’s near-flawless bodies on Instagram. And everyone – other than me – who posts #gymselfies on there has one. So it seems. But it can also be an inspiration. Sometimes people post older and newer pictures side by side to show progress.

Picture 1 was her stomach a month ago.

Picture 2 is her much more defined six pack now.

Wow, this was possible in just a month? It’s inspirational that change is possible and can happen fairly quickly – even though a month isn’t that quick when you need something now.

Others post short videos or pictures of a workout regime. I’ve taken ideas from these clips and added them to my own workouts. From time to time. Sometimes, I just wonder how I would ever do that move.

#Gymselfies are also great to keep track of progress or negatives changes to our bodies.

Why does my belly look like that in this picture? Umm, because that’s how it looks. It’s not the picture’s fault.

The good news is that photos can prompt us to do something about the appearance that we see in a photo.

Interestingly, there’s a whole community around #gymselfies. Whenever I post one with this hashtag I always end up connecting to others in the fitness community.

There is value in sharing our gym pictures. We can encourage and congratulate each other.  We can be inspired and thrive to make our bodies look like the one we just saw in somebody else’s #gymselfie.

It’s possible.

But not everyone wants to look at #gymselfies. Don’t look or follow. Easy enough.

All content isn’t relevant to all people. In fact, it can be extremely relevant to one group of people and another group completely despises it.

gym selfie


Christoph

Christoph blogs on The Authentic Storytelling Project and is a globally recognized content marketing expert. The IMA named him Internet Marketer of the Year in 2015. He works with healthcare organizations and other brands around the globe.

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