Outspoken women’s basketball star Liz Cambage has unleashed on social media influencers, saying they ‘aren’t qualified’ to give health and fitness advice.
The 27-year-old Dallas Wings star said that she is ‘over’ Instagram models ‘thinking they have the right to speak about or give classes on health and fitness when they have no training or education on these topics whatsoever.’
In a furious Instagram rant, she wrote: ‘500,000 followers does not mean you can teach yoga. Just because you have a podcast does not mean you’re a nutritionist.’
Outspoken: Women’s basketball star Liz Cambage has unleashed on Instagram influencers, saying they ‘aren’t qualified’ to give health and fitness advice. Pictured right: Tammy Hembrow
She continued: ‘Be careful who you seek online advice from. Too many people are using the power of social media to put their uneducated voices into the world.’
Former Biggest Loser trainer Tiffiny Hall recently made similar comments in an interview with Daily Mail Australia.
Tiffiny, 34, explained that it takes a lot more to become a bona fide fitness expert than a few hundred thousand Instagram followers.
PSA: In a furious Instagram rant, Liz wrote: ‘500,000 followers does not mean you can teach yoga. Just because you have a podcast does not mean you’re a nutritionist’
Warning: ‘Be careful who you seek online advice from. Too many people are using the power of social media to put their uneducated voices into the world,’ the WNBA Dallas Wings player warned
‘It takes not only qualifications, but years – if not decades – of experience to be able to create healthy and sustainable training programs,’ she said.
‘In my opinion, ten years of experience should be the bare minimum, not 10,000 selfies. Always be careful who you invest your money, health and time into.’
Many reality TV stars and Instagram models have ‘rebranded’ themselves as fitness influencers over the past few years.
Fitness influencer queen: Gold Coast mother-of-two Tammy, 24, (pictured) rose to fame thanks to her booty transformation, which she has documented on the social platform
It’s a trend! Many reality TV stars and Instagram models have turned to a career in fitness influencing. Pictured left is The Bachelorette’s Ali Oetjen, right is model Steph Claire Smith
Examples of this phenomenon include The Bachelorette’s Ali Oetjen and mummy blogger Tammy Hembrow, who boast 174,000 and 9.6 million followers respectively.
Ali, 32, recently released a health and fitness e-book priced at $69.95 and frequently shares footage of her workouts to social media.
Meanwhile, mother-of-two Tammy, 24, has a popular fitness app and website that teaches women how to reach their ‘booty goals’.
‘It takes ten years of experience, not ten thousand selfies’: It comes after former Biggest Loser trainer and bonafide health guru Tiffiny Hall, 34, (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia what it really takes to become a true fitness expert