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Jacob Knowles 9539

  1. 1. The gym and me
  2. 2. Definition of a gym <ul><li>A gym is a place where someone can go to work out in their spare time to improve their overall fitness and physique. </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone's desire and reason to go is the same, some would rather go for the cardiovascular activities rather than the strength building ones. </li></ul><ul><li>The equipment for the cardio side of the gym would consist of things such as treadmills, rowing machines, bikes etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do I go to the gym? <ul><li>The main purpose in which I attend a gym is mainly to obtain and maintain a better physique for myself. </li></ul><ul><li>I wasn’t happy with the body that I had a few years ago, I wasn’t fat, but I wasn’t exactly skinny, and I wanted that to change. </li></ul><ul><li>The gym has become something of an addiction to me, and it feels weird to miss out on a day. It has just become part of my lifestyle. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Gym I Attend <ul><li>I have been going to ‘Muscle Masters’ gym on park lane for roughly 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>My focuses have been more towards strength building rather than the cardiovascular side of training. </li></ul><ul><li>To most people this would not be that appealing because the majority of people look to lose weight rather than gain it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why do other people go to the gym? <ul><li>A lot of people attend gyms to fit in with a better side of the society. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The gym I attend <ul><li>These are some of the pieces of equipment that my gym includes: </li></ul>
  7. 7. Starting at a gym <ul><li>When I started attending the gym, I wasn’t exactly confident and positive that I would carry on going after the first week or two, but before I knew it, it just became part of my routine and after nearly two years now, I’m glad that I kept it up because it has affected me in a way none other than positively. </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of people get put off when thinking about starting to go gym because they are afraid of the stereotype which they may obtain. </li></ul><ul><li>That stereotype would be that the person would be seen as big but small minded and would be seen as ‘dumb’ to other people around them. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Video here: http://www.snotr.com/video/3707/Deadlifting_150_kg
  9. 9. Key concepts <ul><li>Two of the main key concepts that have taken their place within this hobby that I decided to take upon myself, would be Representation and identity. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The looking glass theory <ul><li>Within this presentation, the looking glass theory fits in perfectly because it affects how I feel when appearing to people around me. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Rogers concentric circle <ul><li>The ‘Rogers concentric circle’ theory would also fit into this presentation. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Self esteem <ul><li>Attending the gym has helped to increase my overall self esteem. This is referring both to how my body itself is, and how I feel to other people around me. </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the gym has helped to make me more acceptable in people’s eyes for someone who attends a gym, because it allows me to fit into the typical male stereotype which is strong/powerful. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sub cultural group <ul><li>People would often refer to going to a gym as a sub cultural aspect to someone’s life, because it is done by choice and interest, not by tradition. Basically not everyone does this activity that I take part in, because it may not fit into their interests, so this is why I fit into this sub cultural group. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Stereotypes