History

MORE GYM HISTORY

History The ancient Greeks were a fascinating society. Among numerous reasons, their appreciation of the human form was, and continues to be for many, (myself included) still unparrelled. Part I of my eBook series – Inventing Fitness,  Amazon.com  – goes back 2500 years to the origins of physical fitness, the gymnasion, Read more…

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2017 HIGHTLIGHTS

ONLY IN SPARTA

HISTORY SPARTA From the eBook series INVENTING FITNESS PART I available on Amazon.com Spartan adjective  Marked by strict self discipline or self denial Simplicity, frugality Boot camp Today, a new recruit arrives to basic training pretty much having no idea what is in store. A Spartan boy however, would have had a few Read more…

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2016 HIGHLIGHTS

THE GYMNASIUM

History Nicknamed the “Godfather of Fitness,” Jack Lalanne first began training at the YMCA in Berekely, California. He opened one of the nation’s first gyms in Oakland, CA in 1936. Initially perceived as not only a fanatic, but a charlatan. Health professionals of the day warned to stay out of Read more…

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