Bill Hayes - Sweat: A History of Exercise


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The proliferation of boutique fitness studios and multi-service health clubs all over the world combined with the popularity of Insta-famous social media fitness stars make it seem like fitness is a recent trend; however, humans have been exercising since the dawn of time. Part history, part biography, 'Sweat: A History of Exercise' by Bill Hayes is a journey through the years to understand why and how humans feel compelled to exercise. Bill is a gifted writer who creates an engaging narrative to help the reader understand what drives humans to be fit and how that has evolved over the years. Bill Hayes joins Pete to talk about why he wrote the book, what he was surprised to learn and how that has influenced his personal exercise program. It's all about the history of fitness on this episode of All About Fitness.

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