The perils of using children’s toys as your fitness inspiration30 Oct

The perils of using children’s toys as your fitness inspiration

This year we’ve got a BIG offer being shown off by some TINY toys!

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Anyway, you may have seen that we’re using some rather cute little figurines to promote our new offer, which got us thinking – should you base your body goals on toys? Obviously, the answer here is a resounding “no, obviously not”, but we still thought it’d be fun to take a look at the toys out there that you really shouldn’t be aspiring to.

1. Stretch Armstrong

Ok, he may have some pretty impressive muscles but nobody needs to be that flexible. You’d probably have to sacrifice half the bones in your body to do what he does!

2. Mr Potato Head


Aside from the obvious downside of looking like a potato, detachable limbs are going to cause major issues whenever you try and pick up anything remotely heavy.

3. Barbie


Don’t even bother trying for this. It’s physically impossible, would cause irreparable damage to your body, and looks rubbish too. Just focus on being happy and healthy and you won’t go far wrong.

4. Army Men


These little guys can’t move at all. Zero flexibility. They can forget yoga, pilates and basically any other exercise that involves bending (so all of them). If anything, they should serve as a reminder that no matter how you work out, staying flexible is still important!

So, as you can see, it’s probably not a good idea to get your body goals from your kids’ toy box!

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