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    Finding fun in the fatigue: Exploring healthism among group fitness instructors | A Summary

    The concept of health is culturally contingent, and fitness practices provide a venue to gain insights into the construction of health. In this case study–based article, Karin Anderson focuses on group fitness instructors’ narratives on healthiness and fitness rituals. By combining Foucault’s notion of the ‘microphysics of power’ and the socio-cultural phenomenon healthism, Andersson employs a genealogical approach that reveals how healthism renders a discursive space for group fitness instructors to navigate their understanding of health norms.

    Sport in Society, Volume 25, 2022, Issue 7 | Global Challenges and Innovations in Sport

    Academics in various disciplines are writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: New spatial practices in organised sport following COVID-19: the Swedish case by Karin Book, Susanna Hedenborg & Karin Andersson (open access).

    Being a Group Fitness Instructor during the COVID-19 Crisis: Navigating Professional Identity, Social Distancing, and Community | A Summary

    In this feature article, Karin Andersson snd Jesper Andreasson summarize their recent article in Social Sciences, in which they explore how the COVID-19 pandemic and related measures, such as social distancing affect the everyday lives and professions of Les Mills International (LMI) group fitness instructors. According to the participants, online classes as a means of upholding group fitness in times of social distancing is an insufficient substitute to face-to-face instructing.

    Voices from closed stadiums: The corona crisis as a potential vehicle for sports development

    In order to gain a deeper understanding of how the governmental measures to limit the spread of corona virus affected physical activity, exercising habits, and the conditions for sport clubs, to both exercisers, sport supporters, and coaches this project was initiated. The purpose of the study is to report on how sport and exercise is affected, currently performed, and navigated both from a larger perspective – macro level – and on a lived individual micro level.
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