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  • Writer's pictureAnatomy Of Fitness

Top 20 FITNESS SCAM products – part one.

Updated: Dec 22, 2021

Every day, a new fitness product claims to guarantee farfetched dramatic results, which seem unbelievable. Manufacturers make a quick buck and become billionaires overnight. Celebrity endorsements and targeted advertisements with (fake) guarantees make sure many people fall for the trap and end up getting scammed. Advertisers ruthlessly annihilate the emotions of people to sell. The manufacturers are no less than criminals looking to exploit the hopelessly gullible. The entire fitness scam product industry thrives on people who want drastic results without hard work. Unfortunately, the mass does not understand science and spend their hard-earned money on products that do not work. This awareness article is the first part of the two-part series covering 10 of the Top 20 Fitness Scam Products.


A waist trainer makes us sweat around the abdominals. Sweat is a mechanism to control body temperature and has nothing to do with fat burning. We can burn fat without sweating, and we can sweat without burning fat. Sweat is not fat crying. Some waist trainers increase the tightness around the waist to make it appear compact. It is a cosmetic way of hiding fat and has nothing to do with losing weight or fat. Wearing a waist trainer for a long time can restrict our breathing and movement. Last but not least, simply because the infamous controversy queen Kim Kardashian endorsed a waist trainer, it does not become a scientific fat burning belt. Hence, a waist trainer is a bogus fitness scam product.

#2 TURMERIC-Infused COCONUT Water:

Turmeric has excellent medicinal properties; coconut water has minerals and lots of sugar. However, there is no way we can burn fat or reduce weight by drinking coconut water infused with anything under the sun. Coconut water spikes insulin, and insulin spikes increase fat. In the long run, coconut water is detrimental to our health. It increases our vulnerability to acquire lifestyle-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes. It is cunning to scam people by infusing turmeric (or anything else) with coconut water and selling it in a slim-looking bottle. Thus, turmeric-infused coconut water is a ridiculous fitness scam product.


A sauna suit or a slim suit is a bogus weight-loss costume that makes us sweat like a pig. It is a full-body, air-tight suit mostly made of rubber or plastic. Once worn, body heat and humidity trap inside the costume, causing us to lose an exponential amount of water. Why sweat and dehydrate for nothing in a highly discomforting costume? As mentioned earlier, sweat is a mechanism to maintain body temperature and has nothing to do with weight loss or fat loss. Once hydrated, we immediately gain the weight lost due to dehydration. So, the sauna suit is a total waste of money and a cunning fitness scam product.

Here's a slim suit infomercial:

#4 Sliding AB TONER:

A sliding ab toner is not only a bogus fitness gadget but also a dangerous one. It does not help burn fat, reduce weight or give us huge hypertrophied abs. On the contrary, it only wastes our money, effort, time and puts our bodies at significant risk. While using the machine, if our form is incorrect, we may damage our cartilage disc between the spine's vertebrae. Hence, the dangerous sliding ab toner is an utterly bogus fitness scam product.

Here's a sliding ab toner infomercial:


A morning walker allegedly replaces a casual morning walk or a jog with relaxation, haha! This scam fitness gadget is for lazy people who do not want to walk. It is a device that gently shakes our lower body while we lay flat on the ground/ bed. The company makes a bold claim that using a morning walker for 15 minutes has the same effect as walking 10,000 steps. They further say that their morning walker helps in losing weight, burning fat, controlling diabetes and blood pressure. My God, it is easier to believe the earth is flat or that the Illuminati exist. The best part of this device is that it is far from replacing walking, jogging or running. Ironically, the company calls it a scientific device. At best, it is suitable for a good laugh. Thus, the morning walker is a fitness scam product created for lazy people to become more lethargic. Take a look at their website:

Here's the morning walker infomercial:


The idea of wearing shoes for toning the body sounds exciting. But unfortunately, it only stays exciting, and that is the end of it. There is no footwear in the world (or beyond) that can increase or decrease weight/ fat/ height/ blood pressure. At best, correct footwear can help with comfort and performance but, nothing beyond that for sure. Here too, Kim Kardashian had endorsed the product and promoted it as Kardashian-approved shape-ups. What a way to fool people! Thus, body toning shoes are a total waste of money and a crap fitness scam product.

Here's the Sketchers shape-ups advertisement:

Here's Kim Kardashian admitting at a press conference that Sketchers shape-ups work:

Here's how Sketchers was fined for misleading advertisements and false claims:


Leg magic pulse is just another scam device with zero science. It is a device with 2 wheeled platforms on which we place our feet and start moving the legs from right to left and vice versa. There is a handle to hold on with the hands. Unfortunately, the device itself is prone to breakage, unscientific and highly prone to cause injuries. Hence, the leg magic pulse is a complete waste of money and a risky fitness scam product.

Here's the leg magic pulse infomercial:


As the name suggests, the ab rocket twister allegedly promises a 4/ 6/ 8 pack abs. As crazy as it sounds, the ab rocket twister is entirely fake. There are problems with the machine itself, and it is prone to cause injuries. What a waste of time, effort and money. Thus, the ab rocket twister is a nasty fitness scam product.

Here's the ab rocket twister infomercial:


A face trainer allegedly reduces wrinkles by helping us train our facial muscles. Is this believable? We think it is unimaginable to develop such a unique (and equally useless) offering and hope that people buy it. Thus, the face trainer is a sheer waste of money and is a fantastic fitness scam product.

Here's the face trainer infomercial:


Dumbbell cutlery is allegedly supposed to help reduce weight as you eat. The company claims that each morsel of food will require added effort, thereby helping burn more calories and reducing weight. However, it is not only crazy but equally a stupid idea to use such knives, spoons and forks. How it can induce fat burn or weight loss is a mystery. Thus, the dumbbell cutlery is an absolute waste of money and a bizarre fitness scam product.

We had posted a link to the dumbbell cutlery infomercial but, the owner deleted the video. So, if you come across the infomercial, share it with us using the comment section. Till then, watch a short video we found on dumbbell cutlery:

We hope you loved reading the article and have become more aware of the fitness scam products around us. If you enjoyed reading this article, you would also like part two of this series. So, remember to share it in your circle to share the laughter.

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