🤷🏽‍♀️ “Does my bum look big in this?” to “Does my bum look big enough in this?” 🤣

May 25, 2018
Cecilia Harris

The changing shape of body sculpture has gone from “does my bum look big in this?” to “does my bum look big enough in this?” in a decade!

I’ve been Personally Training (mostly) ladies (young & older) for well over 10 years now and it shocks me how the language of what was and is being asked for has changed in that time. 🤷🏽‍♀️

I can honestly say that when I started out I don’t think I ever heard anyone request “can you make my bum bigger”! It was quite the reverse actually as from memory, well over 80 even 90% of clients who I trained, were looking for a smaller bum (booty was still just American English at that time) and to tone up!   

I guess that’s the big Kardashianesque difference, whether or not that ass was made in the gym, the kitchen or one of Miami’s numerous Private Clinics doesn’t seem to matter any more. 🤔🤣

🍑 Booty became the must have item in the body sculpturing locker, but there are other slightly less obvious, less in your face 😂 changes that have also happened, and some that haven’t!! 

Boobs for example are very much the same today, as they were 10 years ago. 

My ladies with naturally big boobs wish they were smaller (especially with age), and my smaller busted girls are still lured by the still quite massive Celebrity and to a large extent Fitness Model influence for a Boob Job. 🍉🍉

My husband always tells me that women often neglect their arms and shoulders. I think that’s a direct fear of not wanting to look too “muscly", which is a huge shame and something that is definitely starting to change now! With women understanding how to use weights to create longer leaner muscles, which define the upper arm and shoulder, I think this will be the trend for the next decade. 

I think the thigh gap became a thing in the press a few years back and is beginning to fade for most ladies now. If simply for the fact that the skinny legs/ big butt combo is almost impossible to achieve and sustain.

Abs have also tailed off as a must have look. They’re still seen as desirable, but thankfully no longer essential. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to explain that to a massive percent, abs are made in the kitchen!


So what’s the picture going forward?

Losing weight is still the number one goal of the vast majority of women who I talk to and train, but there’s a subtle difference. Visible abs that require a lower BF% are becoming ditched in favour of a slightly curvier booty. 

My husband will be pleased to know that more and more women are discovering that triceps and chiselled shoulders!

Our legs unfortunately (mine are 4inches shorter than I ordered) are our legs. For many of us, they’re the last place for fat to shift from. I think (and hope) that strong legs are what gets asked for.

... and that’s combination I’m betting on for the next few years at least.



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Remember, you can still rock any dress or summer t-shirt, with or with bigger boobs and with or without a big bum!

Cecilia Harris
Founder & Head PT

Cecilia is the co-founder of Results with Lucy and face of Results with Cecilia.

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  • Nikki September 17, 2019

    Constantly trying to grow that peach haha

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