Parents' Guide to

Work Out

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fitness show values looks over health.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2006
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While all of the trainers showcased in this series have constructive individual philosophies about fitness that include helping people make "lifestyle changes" and learn to be comfortable with themselves, the show's overarching theme is really about showing off the bodies of beautiful people while they help train other beautiful people. Overweight clients are a rarity, and they stick out uncomfortably in the almost-too-perfect atmosphere of the penthouse gym.

As a result, Work Out sends mixed messages about what being healthy and fit really means. While the importance of exercise is certainly a point worth making, Work Out not-so-subtly equates fitness and well-being with physical perfection. The drama may be engrossing, but the take-away is pretty weak.

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