Is Celebrity Sweat Really By Celebrities?

Does Celebrity Sweat work?You might think it’s a good idea to get fitness tips right from the horse’s mouth with Celebrity Sweat. The premise is that celebrities with enviable bodies will tell you how they got them and keep them, and you just take their advice and apply it in your own life and voila, you’ll get their results. Can it really be this easy, or are they just setting you up for disappointment?

Sports stars, rappers, movie stars, and models all have one thing in common: They usually have fit, muscular bodies. It’s part of their overall character, and in the case of sports stars, actually helps them compete in their work. But are they the ones best equipped to relay this knowledge to you? It seems like that would be a Jack of All Trades type of move, seeing how they don’t list fitness expert on their resume. But perhaps their credibility is so high among their fans that the message will get through and people can benefit from their instruction.

The Claim
They claim that the celebrities featured in their videos will give you a behind the scenes look at what they actually do to stay fit. They say they want to make the world a better place, and that’s all well and good, but good intentions don’t always mean a good product.

The Hype
The hype is that this is driven by people wanting to look like their favorite celebrities. Everything celebrities do is hype, just because they’re a celebrity.

The Cost
It’s $20 for a single DVD or you can get a combo pack which includes all 3 currently available for $30. A reasonable price for a fitness DVD, but leads to suspicion because it’s almost too cheap, and makes you wonder what the quality is like.

The Commitment
You’re going to have to have some extra commitment if your goal is to look like a celebrity. Not only do they spend the time in the gym to get the body they have, but they also have cooks to cook healthy foods for them, and they also have personal assistants to make sure that their lives get handled, and they have their own structure to their day and aren’t penned in by a 9-5 job.

Right now they’ve got Nelly, Andrew Bynum, and Devin Hester, so it’s not much of a line-up of videos. What they really need to do is get Chris Hemsworth to share how he got so ripped for Thor or Chris Evans to share is workout regimen for getting in shape for Captain American and The Avengers.

There is an inherent flaw to something called celebrity sweat, and the concept of being instructed on fitness by celebrities. In many instances the celebrity is not a fitness expert, so you are getting third hand information from the celebrity. They have basically learned how to make their body look the way it does from a personal trainer, or a series of personal trainers, and are now telling you what they learned.

Another flaw is that a celebrity has a certain genetic makeup that is probably much different than yours. The workouts and diets that they have found to be effective, might not work for you. This can actually be demotivating when you try to eat like them and work out like them, but then you don’t end up looking like they do. This leads to the next flaw in this system.

Fixating on a certain celebrity as the ideal look is just not healthy. There’s no one way to look, and while it’s OK to emulate your favorite rap star or sports hero, there’s no reason why you should feel you have to look just like they do, or not accept yourself and the way you look. It’s good to work towards a goal, and but try not to hold yourself up to what could be impossible expectations.

Final Celebrity Sweat Review

There are just too many drawbacks to the concept of Celebrity Sweat, so it’s getting our Thumb Down review. There are way too many competing products on the market that are taught directly by those that know about fitness, so you shouldn’t have to get your information second hand from a celebrity that is just doing what their trainer told them to do.

Being a celebrity is a lifestyle that can’t be bottled up into a DVD and taught to you. It involves so many different aspects that it’s almost like they’re living in a different world than the rest of us. They have yes men that tell them what they want to hear all day, they have image consultants pick out all of their clothes and accessories. It’s really not something you’re going to be able to replicate in your own home, at least not when you’re starting out. So if you go with this, keep a level head, and use it as motivation to try to reach full celebrity status.

Our Recommendation
Put your money towards something like P90X or Insanity. The instructors in them are basically celebrities of the fitness world, but they actually eat live and breathe this stuff, and it’s their day job and not just something they do on the side. They’ll be able to show you the perfect form, and they also allow you to reach the perfect look for your own body makeup, and not try to force you into one specific physique.

What do you think? Does Celebrity Sweat work or not?

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Ayden259 September 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I was excited by celebrity sweat just by the concept at first, but I also think is more hype than anything else. I’m not saying that it won’t work and I won’t say that since I haven’t tried it yet. But why would I get fitness advice from celebs when I can get them from fitness experts who do this as their career? It just doesn’t make sense.


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