Hashtag #fitspo

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Hashtag #fitspo

#fitspo is a trending topic online.

Social media users use this hashtag as a way to get fitness inspiration for the gym. There is a new wave of fitness fanatics. People in the fitness world are taking training to extreme levels– working out daily, meal planning and using weight-loss teas to achieve their ideal weight and physique.

Michael Clegg is a former fitness model. Clegg got hooked on the gym as the result of being ill as a child. Now the owner of Connect Athletics & Rehabilitation Centre, Clegg understands the importance of balance.

Michael Clegg, former fitness model, now owner of Connect Athletics & Rehabilitation Centre.

Michael Clegg, former fitness model, now owner of Connect Athletics & Rehabilitation Centre.

What does #fitspo mean to the former fitness model? Clegg says, “Well obviously I think the first thing anybody thinks of is Instagram, right? I think that it has a lot of connotations to it that people automatically assume. I think really at the end of the day it’s just someone who’s gonna inspire other people to become more fit and live a healthier lifestyle.”

As a personal trainer, Clegg always tells his clients that in order to achieve your fitness goals, it takes time. No matter what #fitspo you have, progress doesn’t happen over night, “You really have to build a relationship with your body. A lot of people want too much progress too quickly.”

Clegg adds that working out to attain your #fitspo shouldn’t be a chore, “If you aren’t doing something that you’re enjoying, then why are you doing it?” 

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