For those who don't know, stock photos are downloadable images that online publications pay a fee to have access to for articles. They’re those pictures that often show "models" flashing a forced, fake smile, as if they're having way more fun than they really are.
When searching for fitness-related photos, there tends to be quite a mixture of results.
Some are very useful. Some just kind of get the job done. Some are inappropriate. And some are...well, just take a look.
Bowling Golf1 of 16
Caption: "Something's Wrong."
Elephant Karate2 of 16
Caption: "Karate man fights with elephant."
Our money is on the elephant.
Fish Chess3 of 16
Caption: "Fish Chess."
There's really no relation to fitness here, but this came up when using the keywords "fitness" and "weird," and it was just too good to leave out. Maybe it's because "fish-chess" and "fit-ness" kinda rhyme?
Fitness Santa4 of 16
Caption: "Fitness Santa."
He knows when you've been lifting. He knows when you've been binge-watching Netflix and eating ice cream.
Grandma5 of 16
Caption: "Grandma Weightlifting in Living Room."
This doesn't look like the most comfortable workout attire, but more power to her. Also, her form needs some work—get those elbows in.
Grassboarding6 of 16
Caption: "Colorful Couple Snowboarding on the Grass in Green Field."
Are they shreddin' powder or shreddin' grass? Also, what are they looking at? It's nothing but green grass ahead.
Let's Do This!7 of 16
Caption: "Let's do this!"
Is that an apple or a stress ball? Either way, you have to love the enthusiasm portrayed in the caption.
Luchadores8 of 16
Caption: "Mexican luchadores bootcamp training."
Exercise bikes in a pool? Is that a thing?
Mud Run9 of 16
Caption: "People Having Fun During Mud Obstacle."
Those aren't people. Those are zombies.
Nerd10 of 16
Caption: "Nerd Young Man Exercising with Weights."
Are those weights 24-karat gold? Also, that caption is a bit offensive.
Office Worker11 of 16
Caption: "Exercising Office Worker."
This guy is definitely not proficient at Excel. Cool headband, though.
Roller Jump12 of 16
Caption: "Roller Jump."
If this is real, it's easily the most impressive picture. Standing on a balance board with roller blades would be incredibly hard. Add jumping rope to the equation, and that's some serious talent.
Social Networking Underwater13 of 16
Caption: "Social Networking Underwater."
If it's not on Facebook, it didn't happen.
Splits14 of 16
Caption: "Fat Man Does the Splits."
All jokes aside, this is pretty impressive (his flexibility, not the Photoshop job).
Strawberry Beach15 of 16
Caption: "Strawberry Beach."
Honestly, we just don't know anymore.