Topic: Fitness as theory, praxis and industry


Research Articles

Andreasson, Jesper Between Performance  and Beauty: Towards a sociological understanding of trajectories to drug use in a gym and bodybuildning context (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Vol 4, 2013)
Andreasson, Jesper & Thomas Johansson From exercise to “exertainment”: Body techniques and body philosophies within a differentiated fitness culture (published 150513  in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Vol 6, 2015)
Bladh, Greta Hard Body 2.0 – The Construction of the Fitness Subject: An Analysis of Swedish Fitness Blogs (150224)
Bolling, Hans Hela Sverige får hemmagym: Träna med TV och svenskarnas fysiska aktiviteter (060215)
Eichberg, Henning “Fit for Consumption” – about the social production of the individual (081001)
Hoff, David Dopning utanför idrotten – individualisering och muskulösa skönhetsideal: En studie av dopning i grundskola, gymnasium och på gym i Kalmar kommun (publicerad i Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 4, 2013)
Håman, Linn, Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Göran Patriksson & Eva-Carin Lindgren The framing of orthorexia nervosa in Swedish daily newspapers: A longitudinal qualitative content analysis (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 7, 2016)
Nygård, Stig-Ivan, Egil Galaaen Gjølme & Stig Leirdal Personlig Trener – nåtid og fremtid (150507)
Pedersen, Henrik At stræbe efter fremskridt uanset alder: Et studie af Masters Athletes inden for løb [Striving to improve regardless of age: A study of Masters Athletes in running; English abstract available] (DAN 180523)
Pilgaard, Maja Teenageres idrætsdeltagelse i moderne hverdagsliv (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 71–95)
Renström, Anna & Staffan Karp Sport for adults: Using frame factor theory to investigate the significance of local sports instructors for a new Sport for All programme in Sweden (published 2018-11-21 in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 9, 2018)
Tolvhed, Helena Oregerliga kroppar: Fetma som situation, motstånd och kritik i Roxane Gays kroppsbiografi Hunger ([Unruly Bodies: Obesity as Situation, Resistance and Critique in Roxane Gay’s Body Memoir Hunger], published in Swedish 190603; English abstract here)
Ulseth, Anne-Lene Bakken & Ørnulf Seippel Fitness, Class and Culture: Social Inequality in Fitness Centres (111123)
Vinther, Sidsel Brædder  & Lone Friis Thing Krop og Træning i Kilo Killers (150310)

Feature Articles

Andersson, Karin & Jesper Andreasson Being a Group Fitness Instructor during the COVID-19 Crisis: Navigating Professional Identity, Social Distancing, and Community | A Summary (210617)
Ladefoged, Mathias Selvorganiserede facebookbaserede idrætsfællesskaber – med SICK Project som case (DAN 171110)
Skauge, Mads & Ørnulf Seippel Where do They all Come From? Youth, Fitness Gyms, Sport Clubs and Social Inequality | A Summary (210303)

Book reviews

Bevægende rammer: Omgivelsernes betydning for fysisk aktivitet og sundhed Jens Troelsen (red) Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2010 (Karin Book 110921)
Body Panic: Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness Shari L. Dworkin & Faye Linda Wachs New York, NY: New York University Press 2009 (Inge Kryger Pedersen 101013)
Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders Emily Fox-Kales Albany, NY: Excelsior Editions (Suny Press) 2011 (Henning Eichberg 111123)
Exercise and Eating Disorders: An Ethical and Legal Analysis Simona Giordano Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2010 (Gunnar Breivik 101124)
Extreme Sports, Extreme Bodies: Gender, Identities and Bodies in Motion Jesper Andreasson & Thomas Johansson London: Palgrave Macmillan 2019 (review in Swedish by Oskar Krantz, published 201111)
Fit for America: Major John L. Griffith and the Quest for Athletic Fitness Matthew Lindaman Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press 2018 (review by Susan J. Rayl, published 190613)
Fitness, Technology and Society: Amusing Ourselves to Life Brad Millington Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2018 (Inge Kryger Pedersen 180918)
Fitness Doping: Trajectories, Gender, Bodies and Health Jesper Andreasson & Thomas Johansson London: Palgrave Macmillan 2020 (review in English by Anders Schmidt Vinther, published 211007)
Fitnessrevolutionen: Kropp, hälsa och gymkulturens globalisering Jesper Andreasson & Thomas Johansson Stockholm: Carlssons 2015 (Morten Renslo Sandvik 161207)
Fortellinger om doping og kroppskultur Bjørn Barland Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2016 (Morten Renslo Sandvik 160427)
Fra muskelmasse til massebevægelse: Indblik i den kommercielle fitness-sektors historie Kasper Lund Kirkegaard København: Idrættens Analyseinstitut 2007 (Anne-Lene Bakken Ulseth 080123)
The Global Gym: Gender, Health and Pedagogies Jesper Andreasson & Thomas Johansson Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan 2014 (Morten Renslo Sandvik 161207)
Health Fitness Management: A Comprehensive Resource for Managing and Operating Programs and Facilities Mike Bates (red) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2008 (Kasper Lund Kirkegaard 081212)
Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport: Sixth Edition Daryl Siedentop Dubuque, IA: McGraw Hill 2006 (Karin Redelius 070328)
Midt i en surfertid: Den rekreative by mellem fast og flydende modernitet Klaus Eskelund Århus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2013 (Simon Junström 150423)
Motionsdoping: Styrketræning, identitet og kultur Ask Vest Christiansen Århus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2018 (Jesper Andreasson 181025)
Ortorexi: Fixering vid mat och träning Yvonne Lin & Anatoli Grigorenko Stockholm: SISU Idrottsböcker 2014 (Linn Håman, Eva-Carin Lindgren, Christina Berg & Stefan Pettersson 140910)
Overblik over den danske fitness-sektor: En undersøgelse of danske fitnesscentre Kasper Lund Kirkegaard København: Idrættens Analyseinstitut 2007 (Anne-Lene Bakken Ulseth 080123)
Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935–1960 Charlotte Macdonald Vancouver, BC: UBC Press 2013 (Matthew L. McDowell 140514)
The Temple Of Perfection: A History of the Gym Eric Chaline London: Reaktion Books 2015 (Gary Heath 151016)
”The Body is Made to Move”: Gym and Fitness Culture in Sweden Christina Hedblom Stockholm: Stockholm University 2009 (Kasper Lund Kirkegaard 100310)
Women and Exercise: The Body, Health and Consumerism Eileen Kennedy & Pirkko Markula (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (Suzanne Lundvall 111214)