The Culture of Physical Education and Fitness in the 1940s & 1950s

Fitness has made tremendous strides over the last couple of hundred years. We have incorporated physical education into our school systems, and continued to look for methods to improve on general health and fitness. The recent history of fitness in America has been focused primarily on sports and military readiness. This PowerPoint takes a close look at how technology, education, and politics influenced the field of fitness in the 1940s and 1950s.

Culture of SPEF in 1940-1959