Five Figure Exercises

A series in which Jackie Clune flexes her muscles and looks out her legwarmers as she investigates the history of some of our major fitness trends.

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20050131

A series in which Jackie Clune flexes her muscles and looks out her legwarmers as she investigates the history of some of our major fitness trends.

1/5 Jogging

When the New Zealand athletics coach Arthur Lydiard worked out a new way of improving stamina over long distances, hundreds of people began taking it up and the word jogging was born. Now millions do it in parks and streets all over the world.

20050201

Jackie Clune presents a series on the history of fitness trends. 2/5. Aerobics: While working with astronauts, Kenneth Cooper discovered that aerobic exercise greatly improves fitness.

20050202

Jackie Clune presents a series on the history of fitness trends. 3/5. Pilates: As a youngster, Joseph Pilates developed an interest in body conditioning which stayed with him all his life.

20050203

Jackie Clune presents a series on the history of fitness trends. 4/5. Bodybuilding: It has been a craze for decades; people train for hours to get just the right muscle definition, but why?

20050204

The last in the series where Jackie Clune goes in search of the history behind some of our major fitness trends.

5/5

The New Fit

Kickboxing, Tae Bo, the Bowen technique, Nordic walking with poles and core training - just some of the new ideas inspiring fitness fanatics. How do new trends evolve, and why are we so keen on the next big thing?

01Jogging20050131

When the New Zealand athletics coach Arthur Lydiard worked out a new way of improving stamina over long distances, hundreds of people began taking it up and the word jogging was born.

Now millions do it in parks and streets all over the world.

01Jogging20050131

When the New Zealand athletics coach Arthur Lydiard worked out a new way of improving stamina over long distances, hundreds of people began taking it up and the word jogging was born.

Now millions do it in parks and streets all over the world.

02Aerobics20050201

While working with astronauts, Kenneth Cooper discovered that aerobic exercise greatly improves fitness.

02Aerobics20050201

While working with astronauts, Kenneth Cooper discovered that aerobic exercise greatly improves fitness.

03Pilates20050202

As a youngster, Joseph Pilates developed an interest in body conditioning which stayed with him all his life.

03Pilates20050202

As a youngster, Joseph Pilates developed an interest in body conditioning which stayed with him all his life.

04Bodybuilding20050203

It has been a craze for decades; people train for hours to get just the right muscle definition, but why?

04Bodybuilding20050203

It has been a craze for decades; people train for hours to get just the right muscle definition, but why?

05 LASTThe New Fit20050204

Kickboxing, Tae Bo, the Bowen technique, Nordic walking with poles and core training - just some of the new ideas inspiring fitness fanatics.

How do new trends evolve, and why are we so keen on the next big thing?

05 LASTThe New Fit20050204

Kickboxing, Tae Bo, the Bowen technique, Nordic walking with poles and core training - just some of the new ideas inspiring fitness fanatics.

How do new trends evolve, and why are we so keen on the next big thing?