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What is fitness? Origin, practice and its benefits!

September 02, 2021 3 min read

What is fitness? Origin, practice and its benefits!

This article is an automatic translation from our Original French blog. This text may contain translation errors. Thank you for your understanding.

FITNESS:

Fitness is symbolized by the practice of multiple and varied sports activities, a real concentrate of energy for your daily well-being.

THE ORIGIN OF FITNESS:

The origin of this sport practice takes its roots in the United States in the 60s thanks to Dr. Kenneth Cooper through a concept of physical activity that he called aerobics. The movement developed in the 1970s and was popularised by the actress Jane Fonda with her television programme Work Out in the United States. In France, it was in the 1980s that the sport gained popularity, thanks in particular to the TV show Gym Tonic presented by Véronique and Davina. Since then, the movement has only progressed and gained in popularity until today it has become a magnificent sports culture which is notably part of one of the components of Fitness.

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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT FITNESS EXERCISES?

There are a multitude of activities available to the athlete in terms of fitness. The best known activities are the following. Strength training, cardio, endurance, or even split exercises. The practice of the multiple exercises that make up fitness is an excellent way to significantly improve your body. Among the various fitness exercises we can find exercises targeting the abs, thighs, buttocks and arms. The muscle strengthening class is a classic fitness activity. These are the famous abdos-glutes that are compulsory in all gyms around the world. Then there is the aerobics class, which consists of fast movements to rhythmic music. Body combat is fitness that mixes several combat techniques to music. This includes boxing, karate and taekwondo. Gentle gymnastics is fitness in the gym which combines gentle and progressive exercises. It is designed for beginners or for gentle exercise. Aquagym is gymnastics practiced in water. Step is a fitness activity consisting of movements up and down a raised platform the height of a step under music. Pilates is based on concentration and breathing to bring the body back into balance.

Fitness is a very popular practice, especially among sportsmen and women who want to practice physical exercises for aesthetic purposes (weight loss, muscle building) or more generally to improve their physical condition through challenges and performances.

Gainage, step, traction, squat, lunge, hip thrust, dips, pump, abs, burpees, crunch, kick up or Zumba.

Fitness exercises are numerous and varied, simple to practice and often do not require any accessories other than the body weight. Muscular reinforcement, development of endurance, speed, agility, Fitness by its multiple physical exercises allows to target the whole body.

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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT VIRTUES OF FITNESS?

The practice of Fitness through its various sports activities is a great way to improve its physical condition. Fitness includes many physical exercises in which the practitioner benefits from complete courses to improve his form.

At first glance, fitness is about exercising through sport, but it is also about reducing stress and anxiety on a daily basis. It is an excellent way to relieve stress on a daily basis. Sport is a wonderful natural way to feel good, especially through the secretion of the happiness hormone endorphin. These hormones are naturally produced by our body during sports effort and give a real feeling of well-being. After each session, you will feel more relaxed. Fitness is also a way to work on balance and coordination. When you do fitness, you will learn to preserve your joints and gain flexibility. To sculpt your body and gain in tone, fitness is recommended. It helps to build up the body's muscles. If you want to lose, keep and maintain an ideal weight, fitness will be your ally. This endurance activity melts fat mass. Fitness also serves to improve cardiovascular endurance. It will increase the heart rate in a moderate to intense way. In addition, it will improve the breath for an athlete. In addition, fitness is good for reducing blood pressure. Today, fitness is gaining more and more followers. Athletes who are passionate about their practices in order to improve their figure or simply to improve their well-being.

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