From the Gym to the leisure – health. Centers of Fitness, Fitness Center, Fitness & Wellness, Spa, Thalassotherapy Center

Joaquín Reverter Masià

Joan Ramon Barbany

*Corresponding author: Joaquín Reverter Masià reverter@unizar.es

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Reverter Masià, J., & Barbany Cairó, J. R. (2007). From the Gym to the leisure - health. Centers of Fitness, Fitness Center, Fitness & Wellness, Spa, Thalassotherapy Center. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 90, 59-68.

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Abstract

At the moment the sector gyms and sport centers is constituted like a parcel of high importance inside the leisure industry. The growth of the sector leisure and health has been very important in the last decades, so actually leisure and time of leisure, and physical exercise-sport like a leisure are predictors of quality of life. Consequently we can and we should relate leisure with quality of life, a multidimensional concept that includes all the sectors of the human life ( health, well-being, social participation, life conditions…). In this work we have done an analysis of the evolution of centers who practice sport and offers health. This sector has had the obligation to adapt and enlarge his products according to the users necessities.

Keywords: fitness, Gym, Health, Leisure, Sport, Wellness.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: October 1, 2007