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5 Dec 2020, 2:00am Fit in my 40s: can Instagram influencers motivate me to move?
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There is something powerful about seeing a squat, or a bicep curl, performed by someone whose musculature is beyond perfect I’ve never much used Instagram except for looking at pictures of pitbulls, so when I met my first influencer (an interiors one rather than fitness) I, of course, had no idea of the deadly seriousness of the medium. Existing not just on likes, but on likes as a proportion of followers, he expressly forbade me from following him, on the grounds that I seemed like the kind of person who, though approving of a post, would forget to actually click “like”. He had me bang to rights; I didn’t follow him, and all I can remember now is that his name was Richard and Instagram influencing is huge, huge business. The top 10 fitness influencers worldwide can earn between £10,000 and £37,000 per post
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