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YouTuber Tries Viral Fitness Scams: Here Are the Results of His “Get Fit Quick” Experiment

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Fitness scams have been a persistent problem, evolving with time but always promising the same too-good-to-be-true results. 

Popular fitness YouTuber Will Tennyson decided to take on these scams head-on, purchasing and testing currently popular fitness products to expose their true nature. 

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Through his entertaining and insightful videos, Will aims to answer the age-old question: What if these scams aren’t actually scams and could change his life forever? 

This article explores his findings and sheds light on the reality behind these dubious fitness claims.

The Appeal of Quick Fixes

Fitness scams thrive on people’s desperation for quick and easy solutions to their weight loss and fitness struggles.

Slick marketing tactics, celebrity endorsements, and exaggerated promises make these products incredibly enticing.

The allure of losing weight without diet or exercise, or building muscle with minimal effort, is powerful enough to make many overlook the implausibility of these claims.

Modern-Day Fitness Scams

Body Blade

The Body Blade claims to work over 60 muscles in your body with simple movements, promising incredible results with minimal effort.

However, my experience with the Body Blade was far from transformative. T

he workout felt like a mix of bad fencing and High School Musical choreography. Despite the enthusiastic Amazon reviews, the device offered zero resistance and did little to challenge my muscles.

The Body Blade ultimately proved to be a waste of over $100, with its grand claims failing to hold up under scrutiny.

Squat Magic

Marketed as the ultimate leg builder, the Squat Magic promises a toned and tight booty with minimal effort. However, the reality was quite different.

The spring-loaded device felt more like a pogo stick for your butt than a serious fitness tool. It provided no real resistance, making squats easier rather than challenging.

The product’s main achievement seemed to be making my money disappear quickly. Squat Magic turned out to be another overpriced and underwhelming fitness gimmick.

Weight Loss and Diet Foods

Weight loss foods often market themselves as low-fat, high-protein solutions to help shed pounds quickly.

However, these products are not only misleading but also incredibly expensive. A typical low-fat weight loss meal might boast 17 grams of protein but offer only 220 calories, leaving you hungry and unsatisfied.

Comparing these products to regular meals, it’s clear that you’re paying more for less food and often sacrificing taste and satisfaction.

The scam here lies in the high cost for minimal nutritional benefit and satiety.

6-Second Abs

The 6-Second Abs device claims to be 15 times more effective than a regular crunch. In reality, the workout was more like a 6-second nap.

The device felt flimsy and failed to provide a challenging workout. Despite the enthusiastic promises in its marketing, the 6-Second Abs gadget proved to be another disappointment.

The exercises were neither effective nor engaging, making it clear that the product’s claims were vastly overstated.

Juice Cleanses

Juice cleanses promise rapid weight loss and detoxification, but the reality is much less appealing.

A one-day cleanse costing $60 offers minimal calories and leaves you feeling weak and hungry. While you might lose a few pounds of water weight, this is not a sustainable or healthy method for weight loss.

The temporary results quickly fade once normal eating resumes, making juice cleanses an expensive and ineffective solution.

Slimming Patches

Slimming patches claim to burn fat and accelerate weight loss through ingredients applied directly to the skin.

However, these products are often unregulated and potentially dangerous. The lack of scientific backing and reports of side effects like anxiety and heart attacks make slimming patches a risky choice.

My experience with these patches was underwhelming and slightly concerning, highlighting the dangers of relying on unverified and sketchy weight loss methods.

The Psychological and Financial Impact of Fitness Scams

Fitness scams not only waste money but also take a psychological toll on consumers.

The false hope and subsequent disappointment can be disheartening, leading to a cycle of chasing quick fixes instead of adopting sustainable, healthy habits.

Financially, these scams often cost significantly more than they deliver in value, leaving consumers with lighter wallets and little to show for their efforts.

Additionally, these scams perpetuate unrealistic body standards, contributing to unhealthy societal pressures and body image issues.


Fitness scams continue to lure consumers with promises of quick and easy results.

However, as this investigation shows, these products rarely live up to their claims and can often be harmful or ineffective. It’s crucial for consumers to approach such products with skepticism and prioritize sustainable, scientifically-backed fitness methods.

Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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