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dc.contributor.authorWasonga, T. A.
dc.contributor.authorGoodwin, Y.
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-29T11:58:42Z
dc.date.available2015-09-29T11:58:42Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/13681
dc.descriptionA paper presented at the Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and dance 3rd Scientific Congress held on 11th - 15th September, 1997 at Kenyatta Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractIn the last decade, Kenya has witnesses the emergence of fitness studios and Health Clubs. This may be attributed to the growing interests in keep fit and exercise without necessarily engaging in conventional sporting activities usually geared towards competition. A greater awareness about the relationship between exercise and health, unexpected free time and improved living, standards are some contributing factors to an increased sports involved and growth of studies and clubs. Maintaining health and losing weight through exercise has been become an obsession for some people who have leaped into the fray enthusiastically. The fitness studios and health clubs are privately and commercially run through membership subscription and pay as you methods. This has led to the marginalisation of participants making it a preserve of those who can afford the costs. Female participants out number males with participants giving varied reasons for coming to these places. The studios offer a range of facilities and activities. This paper analyses the characteristics and operations of Fitness studios and Health clubs, and the nature and motives of participants. The paper also analyses problems and offers solutionsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectFitness and Healthen_US
dc.subjectClinics weight control management problemsen_US
dc.titleFitness studios and health clubs in Nairobi, Kenyaen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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