Girls, unless you're on here solely to be objectified & pick up guys, I'd pretty much just stay off of here! B/c that's all it seems to be! Girls competing over the sexiest photo w/o just being porn! & guys just finding ways to talk to the girls w/ the sexiest pic! Sorry, I have more respect for myself than that
I disagree rather thts going on or not is not my buisness and only encounter of such was my own stupidity staring me n th face yet panned out very respectful...getting n shape is wat u make of it ...their is a lot of workouts to do and plenty of information and help as well as plenty of motivation to....and I've found it to b one of greatest fitness apps there is
Hi Brianne, I am truly sorry that u have had a bad experience on here. But I beg to differ, I dnt believe tht ths app is a hook up or soft porn app. I believe there are some genuine people on here dare I mention the name Mario P Canel and the likes of him. And some others on here who totally inspire me. Yes there are some unnecessary pics on here. Buuuut if u look at others baring their abs,guns and glutes u will c Tht they are proud of their progress and ths app gives them the chance to share it. I am not any different I have bared my belly to show off my obliques,but as a mum of 4 I believe I worked hard to get them and I too wnt to inspire other mums who feel post baby bodies are merely a dream. Good luck in future endeavors.
I Mostly stick to workouts and forums and its been really nice. Sorry for your bad experience.
If I ever browse user photos I do notice that on the female users' certain photos there are usually at least 6 dudes making comments and often they are the same guys (COUGHcarlCOUGHCOUGH)
I'm human, I click on a pretty picture now and then, but I refrain from comments and likes...
However, here in the forums I rarely see behavior like that. Usually its information and encouragement.
I admit I assume there is a lot more going on behind the scenes with guys pming girls in weird creepy ways... I don't experience that part of it. Knock it off you guys.
Again, sorry you had a bad impression of what goes on here cuz for me its been so helpful.
Sorry for you experiences so far on here Brianna but I have to agree with the others this app has a broad range of exercises and ppl willing to share their knowledge past experiences and give motivation to help others. Sure there's some rotten eggs in the crowd but you'll find those everywhere in life you just have to ignore and overlook them. Well good luck and TST!!! Today shapes tomorrow
Well we all have different things we want to share with the world. I have deleted the photo with my face/body and dont use my real name on here. And i find it very easy to create a lil community of the ones who have the same mindset. If had some strange pm's but those dont bother me.
There are plenty of ppl who give great info on the forum and some with great workouts on here. I focus on those great points instead of the few creeps.
Hey I'm kind of sorry I replied to this the way I did, because now all I see is a bunch of men telling this woman that she is basically wrong.
Until we get to experience it from the other side, guys, its kind of silly to say things like "don't let it bother you" or whatever. A woman gets on this app and just because she has a female name and maybe one picture of her she will immediately get followed by four or five guys for no reason other than "oh look, a LADY on the internet!" And probably a couple meat market style photo comments and a private msg or two. That's the first impression.
We have no idea what it feels like to get constant private messages from guys for no reason, to get followed by creeps who may not even say anything but why the heck is he even following me, to have every photo of our body we are proud of be commented on by barbarians.... sure you can kind of relate to a couple of those things maybe, but the experience of all those added up, every day, in every environment, since you were a CHILD, is something we will thankfully never fully know.
I've seen a few posts by just a few women that reminded me that, like EVERYWHERE else, I get a completely different experience here than women. I assume that those few women who posted are only the exception because they bothered to SAY SOMETHING. The rest probably just sigh, roll their eyes, make their profile private, (which I don't have to feel pressured to do) and move on quietly, accepting that "I was hoping this app would be different but...that's the way it is on the internet"
This app doesn't even have a block feature! I think it does have an option to delete other peoples comments on your photos, which is great. Can you report people?
Maybe there should be a "name and shame" thread. Where women can post the names of the guys who pm them inappropriately, or comment on their photos. If for no other reason than to feel better and more comfortable here by connecting with other women, and feeling less alone and isolated when they find out that "Joe P. Scumbag" also msgd 155 other women in a similar way. That's how guys like that often operate. They keep going, behind the scenes, counting on the isolation of a one-on-one interaction to make their manipulations possible. They know what they are doing is inappropriate, but they count on the fact that most people only see one interaction at a time.
Cuz what's the harm in a guy saying hello to a woman, right? But then if you found out that guy creeps ALL the pictures, private messages the same things to ALL the women...he'd be exposed as a creep.
Its hard to stand up to a skillfully manipulative person on your own, but when you have 14 other people saying "he said the same thing to me" its a lot easier, and a lot more comfortable.
Wow that was just beautiful, yes it was!!! I am not saying Brianne is wrong, yes I have had comments on my pics that weren't inappropriate but I cld have been disgruntled by them. The world is full of the good,bad and downright awful,buuuuut we are all human wth pumping hearts and a head full of intricate thought processes. It is hard for females,but in the same breath it is hard for the males on here. There are double standards in our world,its ok for me to post on a fellow female skimblers profile"wow u look gorgeous hun keep up the good work"! And it wnt b thort of as inappropriate, but if a guy does it on the same profile,he is a creep or perve?? Get where I am going wth ths? This is a WORKOUT app full of all walks of life from mums trying to get their pre baby bodies back,the older tryng to b heart smart,elite athletes,body builders,etc. All of us have one thng in common we came on cos we r health conscious. For those that aren't here for tht and hassle the likes of poor Brianne,go join a dating site. Brianne I do feel for u hunny and u have opened up a great big can of worms,good on you for havng the guts to speak up and protect us fellow girl skimblers who r on here to purely workout!!
Thanks for pointing this out. I can't say I've noticed the inappropriate pictures or comments myself but I think there is a report option for private messages.
I hope you won't let the nasties discourage you from working out. Everyone I know on the forums are awesome people determined to improve themselves and help others do the same.
I get weird pervs sending me messages every now and then too or comments. I delete them and move on. Im not on here to be picked up. Im on here to get fit and find people of the same mind set. If your getting hit on ignore it. If u see nude pics report it and move on. Im sorry your not happy with what u are seeing and how guys are hitting on u. I hope things get better but there will always be bad apple everywhere you go. Just dont dwell on it. Life is too short! :)
I think the human body is like art. Why hide what you work so hard for? I think it's great for the people that work hard to show progress and get a little recognition. I don't find it any different than a fashion show, except for the fact a great body can't be bought like the newest prada stilettos. It takes a lot more work to get a great body than buy a new pair of shoes. However, yeah I agree that the inappropriate comments were uncalled for. But where there is skin to be shown, there will be creeps. Good luck
I hate that girls post naked pics on here too. Its one thing to show improvement in yoir body but ayleast wear shorts and your sport bra. Atleast.
I'm going to blunt on this one and I don't mean any offense to anyone.
I haven't seen any nude or "inappropriate" pictures of any girls, even if I did I'm not going to let it bother me because that's them not me, why should I waste my time choosing to be offended over something that someone else is doing that has nothing to do with me? That's a waste of energy and thought in my opinion.
Its how you look at it. It isn't soft porn kind of thing. Aberrations will always be there, remember we r in the selfie age. People don't mind sharing and showing. I personally don't like it but its best to ignore rather than find fault and feel bad.
Your bad experience is not one off but all of us have these.
I think we are losing sight of the real issue most strongly addressed in this topic. The problem isn't so much in the people who are less shy in their pics, that's their choice and really I don't see anything here I can't see in almost any fitness magazine. The problem is with the guys who harass any woman they see online. Body pics on a workout app are no reason to say some of the things I've seen being said.
rule of thumb: if you wouldn't say it to a woman you saw at the gym, don't say it here. Hell, some of you are pretty dim bulbs so go with "church"...if you wouldn't say it to a woman at church, don't say it here (or anywhere). And if you ARE the kind of guy who says "you're sexy" to women you don't know at church, cut that shit out.
Its not like I'm offended by the girls posting naked pics. Its just a matter of self respect. What kind of REAL woman post a picture in a thong. I'm just sayin tho. Didn't yo mama raise guys ou better than that. Fuck niggas, unless its your husband. Shit I dnt pay no attention to the guys on here. One I'm married, two they're usually annoying.