The History of Fitness…

PT Corps, Army, InstructorsEver wondered about the history of fitness?

If the answer is yes then follow this link to an article written by Lance C. Dalleck, M.S. and Len Kravitz, Ph.D. which describes:

  • Primitive man and fitness (pre-10,000 B.C)
  • The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution (10,000-8,000 B.C.)
  • Ancient civilizations – China and India (2500-250 B.C.)
  • The Near East (4000-250 B.C.)
  • Ancient Greek Civilization (2500-200 B.C.)
  • Roman Civilization (200 B.C.-476 A.D.)
  • The Dark (476-1000) and Middle Ages (900-1400)
  • The Renaissance (1400-1600)
  • National Period in Europe (1700-1850)
  • America – Colonial Period (1700-1776)
  • United States – National Period (1776 to 1860)
  • United States – post-Civil War (1865-1900)
  • The 20th Century
  • World War I
  • The Roaring Twenties and Great Depression
  • World War II
  • 1950s – United States
  • Lessons from History


Dalleck, L.C. & Kravitz, L. (n.d.) The History of Fitness. Available from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 25 May, 2014].


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