Celebrity fitness trainers rob women of self-esteem: former bodybuilder

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 A FORMER bodybuilder whose story of returning to a realistic figure after years of brutal dieting and exercise was seen by 100 million people has attacked ­celebrity fitness trainers for getting rich off unrealistic weight loss programs.  Body image activist Taryn Brumfitt is challenging Australia’s $7 billion weight loss industry by trying to convince women to embrace their bodies, rather than comparing themselves with ­supermodels and fitness gurus such as ­Michelle Bridges and Kayla ­Itsines.

A FORMER bodybuilder whose story of returning to a realistic figure after years of brutal dieting and exercise was seen by 100 million people has attacked ­celebrity fitness trainers for getting rich off unrealistic weight loss programs.

Body image activist Taryn Brumfitt is challenging Australia’s $7 billion weight loss industry by trying to convince women to embrace their bodies, rather than comparing themselves with ­supermodels and fitness gurus such as ­Michelle Bridges and Kayla ­Itsines.