The Style Channel kicks off Wicked Fit this week, a reality show featuring former beauty queen turned personal trainer Katie Boyd.
The gym attracts many beauty queens and average-janes alike, but all members get the same brash and blunt treatment that is uniquely Boyd.
Underneath the sometimes crude outer shell of Boyd, viewers will also get to see into the life of the former beauty queen and the struggles she had as a pageant contestant. Boyd’s frustration with the rigid dieting and exercise required during pageant training lead her to open a women-only gym.
While the show will surely have a few nuggets of wisdom in regards to health and fitness, it seems fair that it will mostly be driven by classic reality TV drama. Boyd’s employees who claim to be her “besties” conveniently dislike one another, making for great television, but not necessarily inspiring health changes.
While Boyd’s story and style could make for a unique and compelling character, inspiring a new breed of viewers to change their lifestyles, critics don’t seem to think the show will follow that format.
Boyd’s rough comments to her clients like, “You guys are sloppy and slow, just like my grandmother having sex,” may or may not fly with the viewing audience. Only time will tell if Wicked Fit is found to be wicked awesome.
October 25th, 2011