Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World
The Not Old Better Show, Fitness Friday Interview Series…
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang and am excited to be with you today, following another great week of talk, music, and community here on radio shows and podcasts.
For many of us in The Not Old Better Show audience, exercise and fitness is a way of life. That’s definitely the case for me and my family. I like to exercise, stay fit, creatively try new exercises, and even read about exercise.
Our guest today, journalist Danielle Friedman, has written a new book about the history of exercise and fitness, titled, ‘Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World.’ (Available HERE at Apple Books)
For many women today, working out is as accepted as it is expected, fueling a multibillion-dollar fitness industrial complex. But it wasn’t always this way. For much of the twentieth century, sweating was considered unladylike and girls grew up believing physical exertion would cause their uterus to literally fall out. It was only in the sixties that women began to move en masse, thanks to a few forward-thinking fitness pioneers.
In her new book, Let’s Get Physical, our guest today, journalist Danielle Friedman reveals to us the fascinating hidden history of contemporary women’s fitness culture, chronicling in vivid, cinematic prose how exercise evolved from a beauty tool pitched almost exclusively as a way to “reduce” into one million have harnessed as a path to mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
That, of course, is our guest today, journalist Danielle Friedman, reading from her new book, ‘Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World.’ We will discuss with Danielle Friedman, the women who led the way of the fitness revolution, the tremendous gains women have made in obtaining the ‘right’ to exercise. Danielle Friedman will share lots of stories of people who went to fitness classes because of how they wanted to look but stayed because of how those classes made them feel: strong, supported, and empowered.
Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone journalist Danielle Friedman, author of the new book, ‘Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World.’
My thanks to Danielle Friedman, author of the new book, ‘‘Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World.’ (Available HERE at Apple Books). Please check out our show notes today for more information about Danielle Friedman, her work, as well as her new book. My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience here on the radio and the podcast. Please be safe, be well, practice smart social distancing and let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show. Please check out our website at NotOld-Better.com for more information, and we’ll talk next week! Thanks, everybody.