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Fitness : The New Black or Even a Religion? (2020)


Vehmas, Hanna; Scheerder, Jeroen (2020). Fitness : The New Black or Even a Religion?. In Scheerder, Jeroen; Vehmas, Hanna; Helsen, Kobe (Eds.) The Rise and Size of the Fitness Industry in Europe : Fit for the Future? (pp. 437-455). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-53348-9_19


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Vehmas, Hanna; Scheerder, Jeroen

Parent publication: The Rise and Size of the Fitness Industry in Europe : Fit for the Future?

Parent publication editors: Scheerder, Jeroen; Vehmas, Hanna; Helsen, Kobe

ISBN: 978-3-030-53347-2

eISBN: 978-3-030-53348-9

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 437-455

Number of pages in the book: 470

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53348-9_19

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Abstract

This book has outlined the significance of the fitness industry in fifteen European countries, including Flanders in Belgium and England in the United Kingdom. All of these countries and regions follow nowadays the basic principles of the liberal market economy, where the legal and political restrictions for the sport business industry to emerge, develop and grow are minimal. However, as history has shown, in many of the European countries, sport and physical culture have developed around the idea of voluntarism and amateurism during the last ca 100 years.


Keywords: physical exercise sector; health and wellness sector; health sector; exercise (people); market economy

Free keywords: commercial sport activities; health and wellbeing


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Preliminary JUFO rating: 3


Last updated on 2020-03-12 at 11:48