In today’s society, a movement has begun to stop stereotyping beauty and combat the spread of unrealistic standards for how a women’s body should look like. However, we haven’t heard much about the impact men’s gym culture has on health, wellness, self-image and relationships.
How the so-called confident male body is portrayed in today’s world, especially on social media, can be destructive. There are many positive benefits to men’s fitness – empowerment, strength, and confidence. However, dysmorphia, the dissatisfaction with body appearance, is on the rise in adults and young people alike. Living up to ideals can be destructive.
In this podcast, we will explore with Dr Colin Robertson the depth of this challenge to understand the benefits and the dark side of today’s gym. Colin has been a gym owner for 12 years, and he has been working with professional athletes, such as Olympians and adventurers climbing mount Everest.
He is a key player in moving the field of performance and rehabilitation forward as a senior researcher at the University of Bolton. Most importantly, Colin has a deep understanding of human psychology and a unique talent for finding the practicality in science and bringing it to the masses in a relevant and down-to-earth way so we can make a real positive change. He is one of FeelGood’s most loved and in-demand experts.