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International Women's Day: the relationship of women and fitness

Today, March 8, is the International Women's Day and commemorates the struggle of women for their participation, on an equal footing with men, in society and in their full development as a person. We take this date to see chow the relationship between women and sports in general and fitness in particular has changed to the present day.

The number of women who practice sports, whether for health or for aesthetic purposes, has been growing in recent years, although this has not always been the case. In antiquity, "palestras" were the exclusive territory of men, and only men could compete in the Olympics. In the modern Olympic Games, the woman did not participate until Paris 1900, in its second edition, although in London 2012 there have only been three countries with fully male teams.

The woman has been becoming aware of the need for sport and physical activity in her daily life and little by little has claimed your site in all sports disciplines. We can find women's leagues in all sports, even in those that due to their rudeness have been more linked to the male gender: weightlifting, rugby, boxing ...

The gyms have also undergone an evolution in recent years: if at first there were few women who left the collective classes and dared to train in the weight room, every day there are more who recognize the importance of weight training to achieve a healthy and aesthetic body. There is still a way to go, but I think we are laying the groundwork right now.

Reconciling work, social and family life with sport is not easy, neither for men nor for women: we must work together, learn from each other and collaborate so that together we will be able to reach equality and progress for all.

Happy day, and celebrate it by moving!

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