Lies fitness instructors love to tell to cheer us on

We’ve written before about motivational sayings and videos and about the lies cyclists tell.

But cyclists aren’t the only liars in the fitness world. My favorite are group fitness instructors who say ridiculously untrue things all the spirit of motivation. Personally I’m such a literal thinker I can’t get past the impossibility.

I think spin instructors might be the worst!

Here’s my two favorite outright lies yelled loudly in the name of motivation:

You can do anything for 30 seconds.

No actually I can’t. I really can’t.

You’ve done it before, you can do it again.

No. Sometimes once is really all you’ve got.

The gif above “say what?” comes from another webpage of ridiculous things fitness instructors have said, with my apology for their ableist language. We don’t use crazy talk around here.

Here’s my fave from their list: “”‘Now there’s a mist. You’re cycling through the mist. How’s that mist feel on your face? What’s that mist telling you?!’ The class was inside.”

And here’s more Ridiculous things gym instructors say.

Now it’s your turn. What are your favorite things fitness instructors say that just aren’t true?

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