Wicked Fit

Common Sense Media says

Outrageous behavior hides positive messages about fitness.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series underscores the idea that exercise and diet are the keys to losing weight and getting fit in a healthy way. It features frequent catty arguing and drama between colleagues.

Positive role models

Despite her bawdiness, Katie Boyd is a positive role model for women; she has created a viable business that provides a safe and comfortable place for women get fit. Some of the people she works with do not behave professionally.

Violence

Sometimes yelling and mild insults are part of Boyd's motivational techniques. Jealousy-fueled cat fighting between some cast members is frequent.

Sex

Contains some strong sexual innuendo, including endless references to female genitals, breasts, estrogen, sex toys, etc. Boyd is pressured to find a romantic relationship by her mother; some episodes feature her going out on dates.

Language

Words like "screw," "bitch," and "ass" are frequent; curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.

Consumerism

The series is a promotional vehicle for the Miss Fit Club.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Champagne and cocktail consumption is visible. Boyd is an opponent of weight-loss chemicals. One episode shows someone allegedly getting drunk and passing out.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this reality show features strong women, and contains empowering messages about losing weight in a healthy way, but buries them under an endless amount of salty language (strongest vocab bleeped), cat fights, and strong sexual references. Drinking is visible during meetings, social events, and private moments. The show is also a promotional vehicle for the Miss Fit Club.

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Kids say

What's the story?

The reality series WICKED FIT features former pageant queen and owner of Katie Boyd's Miss Fit Club, a Boston fitness center designed to help pageant girls and other women lose weight and get in shape. While her best pageant friend and former Miss Connecticut U.S.A. winner Monica Pietrzak works on developing the MFC brand, childhood friend and four-time Miss Massachusetts first runner up Monique Jones works as her personal assistant. Building her business isn't easy, especially when her staff is jealous of each other, and in some cases, moving on to bigger and better things. Also making life interesting are her parents, who like to offer her colorful advice. But throughout it all, she continues to help her clients lose weight, get healthy, and feel better about themselves.

Is it any good?

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Like most reality shows, it contains the expected sexual innuendo, salty language, and catty arguments. But it also shows how a strong and smart woman can take something that is often regarded as sexist and objectifying and turning into an empowering business venture. It also offers some positive messages about getting fit and the importance of healthy weight-loss.

Unfortunately, it is sometimes a little hard to appreciate these messages when thanks to all the bawdy humor and unnatural over-the-top drama. The good news is that it'll be a fun watch for those who like this kind of voyeuristic entertainment. The bad news is that the positive messages it does contain may not reach folks who can benefit from it.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about gaining weight and getting fit. What kind of messages does the media send about these issues? What kinds of stereotypes are created as a result of these messages? How do media representations of fitness and weight-loss impact the way girls and boys think about their bodies and themselves?

  • Many reality shows seem to feature particular cast members that can't stand each other. Do you think these negative relationships are real? Or are they created for reality entertainment purposes? What kind of messages do these shows send about female relationships?

TV details

Cast:Katie Boyd, Monica Pietrzak, Monique Jones
Network:Style Network
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 13 years old Written byGoodiegoodie13 November 27, 2011
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A Disappointment to Fitness

The television show has a lot to do with looking good. There is actually a model who has been in pornographic magazines and websites on the show. Kids should not be exposed to this!

What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written bymslexymom January 26, 2012
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18
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Need to take this show off the air......

This show is definately not a show for children. I am still trying to figure out why it was ever put on the air. They really should consider putting ANYTHING else on the air other then bringing back this nasty show for another season

What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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