Sport and physical wellness. Italian fitness bet on pilates The research analyzed the correlation that has been established between the interest for well- ness and body health and the use of leisure time dedicated to pilates: an isometric-postural body workout, practiced at the gym without tools, and in specialized centers with the Reformer. In Italy pilates find its place in the fitness and rehabilitation environments, without being officially recognized by the National Health System. The research was conducted in the city of Palermo and Milan, with a qualitative methodology: case studies and in-depth interviews. A set of 24 in- depth interviews were administered to 4 instructors, 4 managers and 16 practitioners from two specialized centers and two gyms. The research has revealed people attitudes towards health, wellness and their appreciation for the benefits of training whether for its rehabilitative purpose or as a mean to improve performance in competitive sports.

Sport e benessere corporeo. Il fitness italiano punta sul pilates

TALLARITA, LOREDANA
2017

Abstract

Sport and physical wellness. Italian fitness bet on pilates The research analyzed the correlation that has been established between the interest for well- ness and body health and the use of leisure time dedicated to pilates: an isometric-postural body workout, practiced at the gym without tools, and in specialized centers with the Reformer. In Italy pilates find its place in the fitness and rehabilitation environments, without being officially recognized by the National Health System. The research was conducted in the city of Palermo and Milan, with a qualitative methodology: case studies and in-depth interviews. A set of 24 in- depth interviews were administered to 4 instructors, 4 managers and 16 practitioners from two specialized centers and two gyms. The research has revealed people attitudes towards health, wellness and their appreciation for the benefits of training whether for its rehabilitative purpose or as a mean to improve performance in competitive sports.
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