somebody finally called her out publicly on her atrocious video.
Uh oh. I sense another lawsuit coming on!
I do so love this line:
I have an internationally respected fitness certification and 17 years' experience with free weights, yet I lack the audacity to pretend I am qualified to teach kettle bells.
He said it I didn't. I just think it's funny. She can't sue me for thinking something's funny, can she? Is there a lawyer in the house? Don't sue me. I'm poor and can't afford lawyers. Wait until I sell a few kettlebell videos. Please!
Christ, bowling ball thingies. Check. I'm on that.
For my taste, however, he makes way too much of her lack of certification. I think it is not the point. Good teaching is good teaching and the idea that a certificate guarantees good teaching is as damaging as an "playing a fitness trainer" on TV. She did get some type of certifications…17 years ago, apparently. From National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America…neither of which I've ever heard of but that doesn't differentiate them from most other certifications. Having a certification or not having a certification these days is hardly something to go after somebody about. Since most certifications are not worth the paper they are written on, they show no qualification to "teach" or "train" and usually entail no actual experience.
Cheng also added that he thought Michaels "is simply trying to capitalize on the popularity of kettle bells without going through her due diligence."
LOL at that. That's 90% if the "industry". It's not just kettlebells although that is hyuuuuge right now. It is "strength training" in general. I just wrote about it: Dogma Revisited and the Price of Conformity: The Selling of Strength Training. We need more than "due dilligence" though.
BTW, I don't know if anyone had mentioned the class action lawsuit of her "Maximum Strength Calorie Control”. It was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on I think about Febuary 10.
It claims to "restrict your caloric intake automatically." Seems to be a big old caffeine pill.
But as my opening remarks illustrated, you can sue anybody you want for anything. The thing is she didn't start being full of crap right when a suit was filed against her and it shouldn't have taken that for the public to see through this. The fact that she was sued means very little. After all she sues others for telling the truth about her.
also…she is quitting biggest loser to start a family….hooray.