Home > Fitness > How to get the most out of the gym 03 December 2013 What is 'fitspo'? ‘Fitspo’ is a growing trend on social media aimed at inspiring others to exercise and eat healthy. But is it all positive? 0 iStock Related The ugly side of 'Fitspiration' How to train like a fitness model PICS: Celebs who've battled with eating disorders take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Ask Fitness Expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run Fitspiration, or ‘fitspo’ is a growing phenomenon on social media sites such as Facebook and Pinterest which usually features a poster with a motivational quote around exercise or healthy eating. However, while some of them are indeed quite inspiring, some of them are dangerously close to the controversial ‘thinspo’ posters which promote being skinny and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.Fitspo sites and posters generally promote more toned and muscular female figures as objects of motivation with ‘motivational’ quotes such as “I’ve learned that life is tough, but I am tougher”.However, others often miss the mark of being motivational and come very close to being destructive. Visit our gallery here, where we have identified some of the more harmful Fitspo posters and elaborated on why they miss the mark. Amy Jane Froneman NEXT ON HEALTH24X Struggling to exercise during the pandemic? It's not just your imagination 2020-08-05 11:45 More: FitnessHow to get the most out of the gym advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.