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Does Fitness Bring People Together?

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Title: Does Fitness Bring People Together?
Author(s): Lodhia, Zain
Subject(s): Athletics IMPE/CRCE Social Spaces
Abstract: This project investigates the ways in which ideas about fitness bring people together. On the basis of interviews, participant observation, and internet research, the author concludes that people who come to CRCE on a regular basis buy into the health and fitness through technology lifestyle. They are students who automatically pay for membership in their tuition, but they all make the effort to go to CRCE and work out. It is the motivation that members of CRCE find within themselves that brings them together because of the shared lifestyle.
Issue Date: 2006-05-15
Genre: Essay
Type: Text
Publication Status: unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-08-22

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    The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.

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