Instagram photos can sometimes be deceiving.
We've all seen people who look absolutely flawless on social media, yet look like they forgot to take their Valencia filter with them into the real world.
Recently, Sophie Kay, a personal trainer and fitness blogger from London, set out to reveal the truth behind all of those before and after fitspo pics. And it turns out, those epic body transformations aren't always what they seem.
In her Tumblr post, she exposes the secrets of these misleading fitness photos. She does this by demonstrating how you can take your mirror selfies from flab to fit in just minutes, using a few simple tricks -- and a filter, of course.
Kay's secret to looking fit in seconds is simple,
All I did in the three minutes between the two photos was to turn off the overhead light, put on underwear that fit better, twist my body slightly to the side to show off my best angle, flex and, of course, add a filter. So don't pay much attention to those 'before and after' shots!
Aside from setting the record straight with her fake fitspiration pics, Kay is also trying to break down the ridiculous body image ideals of the fitness world.
I'm challenging misconceptions by trying to help men and women realise that their bodies are amazing and they can be fit and healthy without that six-pack or long trim legs.
Sophie Kay is a 27-year-old personal trainer who recently set out to debunk a bunch of fitness myths.
She reveals most of those before and after fitspiration photos are actually bullsh*t, by taking her own before and after photos just three minutes apart.
Now she wants people to know you don't need a six-pack to be healthy...
...And she also wants the world to know not all personal trainers look like competition body builders or run as fast as Olympic track stars.
Sophie hopes her Tumblr post will help people realize there are a lot of body image misconceptions in the fitness industry.
Because, let's face it, at the end of the day, working out and eating healthy isn't always an easy thing to do, even for personal trainers.