#58: Ethics in the Fitness Industry

Ethics in Fitness

This is episode 58 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we discuss the importance of ethics in the fitness industry including a few recent examples where higher ethical standards would have helped. But first, we have some current events and a few of your listener questions to talk about.

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Episode 58 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 0:25 – Intro & Current Events
    • 0:45 – Listener Feedback
    • 14:00 – Pre-Made Butter Coffee
    • 15:10 – BreadGate
    • 18:30 – Multi-Level Marketing
    • 21:20 – Obesity & Poverty
  • 26:30 – Listener Questions
    • 27:00 – Super Slow Workouts
    • 32:30 – Soylent
    • 36:50 – Calories & Weight Loss
  • 39:00 – Ethics in the Fitness Industry
  • 50:25 – Summary & Wrap-Up

Show Notes

Henry Rollins’ Apology ( http://tinyurl.com/k4yzp33 )

What’s Wrong With Multi-Level Marketing? ( http://www.vandruff.com/mlm.html )

What Everyone Needs To Know About MLM ( http://tinyurl.com/pkqqydr )

What happened during my 30 days on a liquid superfood
( http://tinyurl.com/odmqhoc )

How Learning To Cook Can Boost Your Creativity ( http://tinyurl.com/oo6hskj )

Children whose parents spend more time cooking choose healthier foods later ( http://tinyurl.com/por6flk )

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/


  1. I unfortunately fell for an MLM scheme in late 2013. My friend invited me to a DoTerra essential oils party and I stupidly thought I could start selling this stuff. My motivation was that I was miserable with my job (I am still at the same job, but at least it is a steady paycheck). My friend started telling me “how it works” and I quickly said “isn’t that a pyramid scheme?” And she was like, no, this is a true product and it sells itself. For the most part, she is right, it is a pure product. However, I figured out soon that I don’t want to ask every friend, family member and person I know for their business and constantly think who can I sell to next. I feel like I wasted hundreds of dollars buying the oils. I do use some of them, but I could have bought high quality essential oils from another company that doesn’t operate on a pyramid scheme. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth thinking about that experience again. I will not join another MLM company, no matter how desperate I am.

  2. Its all good keep on ripping those who deserve it a new A-hole lol

  3. I just came across an interesting blog post/article about trying to eat healthily on food stamps. The article makes connections amongst food, lower income, and obesity that you guys touched on in this and other podcasts, so I thought I’d share it with you, in case you haven’t seen it already: http://blog.infoscout.co/healthy-eating-is-not-a-snap/

    People who are seriously interested in health and fitness and helping people should focus their efforts on this and other such issues that affect millions of lives, instead of wasting precious time and energy on nonsense like paleo bread.

    By the way, I started listening to your show recently, and I love it. You guys have opened my eyes to topics that are truly important and way more deserving of my time then how to melt cellulite and get six-pack abs. Thank you for doing what you’re doing!