Brittany Perille is the mother of all fitness pros on Instagram.
But now that she’s about to become a momma IRL, the trainer is getting MUCH different treatment from the social media site!
Last week, the 27-year-old found her Instagram account was locked down due to “nudity” after the expectant mother shared a workout video that featured her six-months pregnant belly (above, right).
Perille says she was “confused and shocked” to see her account suspended, and believes some of her almost 1 million followers weren’t happy with seeing her changing body on display.
Speaking to People, she explained:
“I have posted tons of exercise videos working out in a public gym wearing athletic sports bras and yoga pants, but this time it was different. This video was the first video ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I had yet to share my new body, my mommy-to-be body. This video showcased my new baby bump where my washboard abs used to be. I guess my six-month-pregnant belly was too much for Instagram to handle.”
While the California trainer had one of her pre-pregnancy photos removed back in April, this was the first time her account had been shut down. She continued:
“I couldn’t believe I was shut down for posting a bare belly pregnancy workout video. I didn’t understand how my video was seen as violating Instagram’s community guidelines of no ├óΓé¼╦£nudity.’ “
Perille says that ever since announcing her pregnancy, she started getting more body shaming comments than ever before, adding:
“Pre-pregnancy I hadn’t received many comments of body shaming├óΓé¼┬ª Now, being six months pregnant, I have received a handful of comments stating I am ├óΓé¼╦£too big,’ ├óΓé¼╦£too pregnant’ and ├óΓé¼╦£too out of shape’ to be posting bare belly pics and workout videos.”
The fitness buff believes that the harsh feedback is due to outdated beliefs about pregnant women and misconceptions of the physical capabilities they have, noting:
“So many people have been conditioned to think women are ├óΓé¼╦£out of shape’ and handicapped while being pregnant. Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to be ashamed of your constantly changing growing body and it sure doesn’t mean stopping all exercising my body was conditioned to do before getting pregnant.”
Of course there’s nothing wrong with taking it easy while growing a human inside you, but we think it’s time to move on from the idea that pregnant women need to be bedridden and perpetually shrouded in maternity clothes.
Thankfully, Perille is back on IG and still rocking her fit pregnant bod! Watch the momma-to-be go to work (below)!
Yesss I am Biggg ├░┼╕╦£┬│ and Well Aware ├ó┼ôΓÇ╣├░┼╕┬Å┬╝… but to be honest I truly do not care├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼á├░┼╕┬Å┬╗ I have debated sharing this video of my big bare belly in full workout mode because of body shaming comments that I am sure will come ├░┼╕╦£┬▓. Ultimately, this wasn’t a great enough reason to keep me from sharing and empowering women to love their bodies through each stage of their fitness journeys ├░┼╕Γäó┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╗├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┬¬├░┼╕┬Å┬╝. Six pack or big belly I still hustle ├░┼╕╦£ΓÇ£├░┼╕╦£ΓÇ╣ I only have around 3 1/2 months left of carrying around this bump ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬╢├░┼╕┬Å┬╝ and will do it wearing whatever I want ├ó┼ô┼Æ├░┼╕┬Å┬╗├»┬╕┬Å. Cannot wait to do comparison vids postnatal ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╗ *Vid is slightly sped up. Keep in mind my body is positioned in ways that are comfortable for my pregnant body. |LegionAthletics.com| For the supps I took pre-pregnancy. My post workout Nutrition Always includes Whey+Protein (chocolate flavor ├░┼╕╦£ΓÇ║) ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼Æ├░┼╕┬Å┬╗ @legionath @legionath Code:”Brittany” for a discountA video posted by Brittany Perille Yobe├óΓäó┬í (@brittanyperilleee) on Oct 19, 2016 at 9:56am PDT
If I listened to that little voice that said I am too tired ├░┼╕╦£┬┤ or too busy ├░┼╕┼Æ┬¬my ├░┼╕ΓÇ¥┬Ñ would have been out a looong time ago… Nothing to it but to get up and Do It Every. Damn. Day ├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┬¬├░┼╕┬Å┬╝ ├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┬» #22weekspregnant #earnyourbody || @LEGIONATH || For my pre-pregnancy supplement stacks ├░┼╕Γäó┼Æ├░┼╕┬Å┬╝ Discount Code:”Brittany”A video posted by Brittany Perille Yobe├óΓäó┬í (@brittanyperilleee) on Oct 12, 2016 at 7:53am PDT
[Image via Instagram.]