fitspo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fitspiration.

Noun[edit]

fitspo (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Photographs or other material intended to provide motivation to exercise and be physically fit.
    • 2013, book review from Elle, quoted in Alexandra Heminsley, Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run, Scribner (2013), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      It's packed with get-off-your-butt fitspo from the author's journey from 1-miler to marathoner.
    • 2013, Jennifer J. Thomas & Jenni Schaefer, Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem?, Hazelden (2013), →ISBN, page 137:
      Both thinspo and fitspo sites do one thing very well: make people feel bad about themselves.
    • 2013, Harriet Williamson, "Beware of the dangerous fetishising of fitness on social media", The Telegraph, 14 October 2013:
      The idea that ‘fitspo’ images have anything to do with health or fitness is entirely spurious and the use of my picture is proof of this.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:fitspo.

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