Brittany Dawn, a Dallas-based coach and fitness influencer, is backlashed from followers after they have been tested for fitness and nutrition programs.
Last April, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) started getting complaints from Dawn's followers about delays in receiving her customized fitness programs-some which range from $ 45 to as high as $ 300. Followers who bought the books told they just came in answer to their questions. Dawn was also accused of deleting any critical comments on Instagram's page and blocking customers.
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"why in the pancake would you even post this? this is a comment, left by a man, posted a month ago. years ago, this would have broken my spirit. completely. and I would have doubted myself, falling into the trap of poor body image, and doubting my ability to help other women. looking at it now, it makes me want to fight back. not just for myself, but for every woman out there who has ever been degraded for the simple fact of being who she was made to be. the women who are working hard, doing their absolute best, receiving negativity, and choosing to pick them up. because newsflash: women come in ALL shapes and sizes. big, thin, strong, small, short, curvy, big glutes, smaller glutes, big boobs, or none at all – you name it … we represent it. and we refuse to come as a "one size fits all", for the sake of your preconceived notions as to what a female SHOULD be. every single day, no matter what. keep going, girl. you owe your body Girl #girlswholift #plantbased
Brittany Dawn Fitness Scams, on Change.org that has amassed 8,600 signatures as of this writing, and nearly 4,000 people joined a Facebook Group to share their stories about the Alleged scam by Dawn. The group, which is not monitored, stated "Brittany.
In response to all the backlash against her online courses, Dawn released a statement on her YouTube channel on Feb. 6 Acknowledging her mistakes and apologizing to followers who were dissatisfied with her product. "Unfortunately with human being, learning from making mistakes," said a tearful Dawn, who said she has received hundreds of death threats. [ThisismyheartfeltapologytomoveforwardandmakethingsrightandIaskforthedeaththreatsendandformyfamily/friendstobeleftalonefromhereonout"
Dawn took full responsibility for her less-than-fit online business I wanted to help and impact as many women as I could because I felt like this is why I was giving this incredible platform When you're given an opportunity like this, you would not be happy with it so I almost did not know how to handle it I did what I needed to do the best of my abilities not really a thing back then. Therefore, I did not t have much guidance. The way they did and fell through the cracks. At times, it just overwhelmed, and I took on more than I should have. And for that, I take full responsibility and I am sorry. "
She went on to say she wants to" make things right "and address each of her followers' concerns through a new email account
A NASM Fitness-Nutrition certified teacher, Dawn first founded in 2013 and offers online fitness and nutrition coaching programs for men and women numbered in the hundreds of thousands.