If you're looking for a fitness trainer whose primary technique is making you feel bad about your body, boy oh boy we've found your guy!!!
Cassie Young, a body-positive radio and podcast host, recently shared a series of posts on Instagram celebrating her engagement. Amidst all the congratulatory messages, the future bride received one unsolicited piece of advice from a trainer: that she should hire him to get in shape for her wedding.
Instead of ignoring and blocking him (which is also a totally viable option), Young decided to embrace her inner fire and respond to the message. She then wound up in a detailed conversation with the trainer about his toxic rhetoric, and she shared the receipts on Instagram.
"Congratulations on your engagement. Hire me to get you in shape for your wedding," the trainer, who Young kept anonymous, began the conversation. "I am in shape! Thank you so much for the offer, though," Young kindly replied. Their back-and-forth continued, with the trainer shaming Young's body over and over, and with Young explaining why she's proud of her body and why his point of view is harmful. Scroll through the carousel to read their full conversation: