One of my favorite Sunday rituals, after Mass and before I start cooking for the week, is reading the Mark’s Daily Apple Weekend Link Love post. Shortly into the first article, I found myself alternating bouts of hysterical laughter with moments of pure dumbfounded-ness and something that felt anger. The article was Greatist.com's list of The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness 2011. First, congratulations to Mark for making the list at #26! But here are some of my thoughts as I read deeper into the list:
#1 & #2 – Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper, Trainers
I’m terrified by the marketing power that is growing behind these two. I won’t be the least bit surprised when Jillian introduces her new line of “healthy” meals at McDonald’s. It seems that she’ll allow her face to be put on just about any label for the right price. I also chuckled a bit at Bob’s redesign of the kettlebell. Did he think the Russian design made exercise too hard?