Health Fitness Revolution founder Samir Becic chatted with Fitty Smallz, the world’s first fitness rapper, about his music career. The Youtube personality wants to make fitness fun and accessible to everyone, and has collabed with former MMA fighter Chuck Lidell, Instagram fitness celebrity Lindsey Pelas, and TLC star Whitney Way Thore.
Health Fitness Revolution: Fitty, what is the message of your first two videos?
Fitty Smallz: “Hamburger, Fries, Shake” is partially a joke. Its other message is that if you exercise and eat healthy you can occasionally reward yourself with cheat days. “Muffin Top” goes against the marketing brainwashing that says young girls have to look a certain way, or they’re not socially acceptable, when in fact the majority of people can’t look like the image marketer’s want. A majority of people will have a muffin top, and that’s okay. If you go back in time to the 1920s, the societal standard prized curvier women as beauty standards. Now the standards are for super thin models, that beauty is being thin, yet society is unhealthier than ever. “Muffin Top” comes right at that and exposes this. You have to be comfortable in your own skin.
I went out and I found Windy Way Thore to appear in the video after she started her new body shape campaign. She has polycystic ovarian syndrome and her whole thing is that there are other things that come into play in regards to body size, hormonal in her case, and most people don’t realize the pressures society puts on women and the female body. It’s a body acceptance and empowerment video.