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    • The gym and me
    • Definition of a gym
      • A gym is a place where someone can go to work out in their spare time to improve their overall fitness and physique.
      • 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.
      • The equipment for the cardio side of the gym would consist of things such as treadmills, rowing machines, bikes etc.
    • Why do I go to the gym?
      • The main purpose in which I attend a gym is mainly to obtain and maintain a better physique for myself.
      • 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.
      • 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.
    • The Gym I Attend
      • I have been going to ‘Muscle Masters’ gym on park lane for roughly 2 years.
      • My focuses have been more towards strength building rather than the cardiovascular side of training.
      • To most people this would not be that appealing because the majority of people look to lose weight rather than gain it.
    • Why do other people go to the gym?
      • A lot of people attend gyms to fit in with a better side of the society.
    • The gym I attend
      • These are some of the pieces of equipment that my gym includes:
    • Starting at a gym
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
    • Video here: http://www.snotr.com/video/3707/Deadlifting_150_kg
    • Key concepts
      • 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.
    • The looking glass theory
      • Within this presentation, the looking glass theory fits in perfectly because it affects how I feel when appearing to people around me.
    • Rogers concentric circle
      • The ‘Rogers concentric circle’ theory would also fit into this presentation.
    • Self esteem
      • 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.
      • 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.
    • Sub cultural group
      • 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.
    • Stereotypes