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Kvinnor i gym: En kvalitativ studie om deras upplevelser av styrketräning och gymmet som arena
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of women’s motivation for strength training,how women's perceptions of gym surroundings have changed and the impact strength training had onwomen's wellbeing. The study was qualitative with eight semi-structured interviews of women betweenthe ages of 35-55 years. The results of the study showed that all the women had developed a differentand more positive view of gym surroundings today than they had when they started lifting weights.Most women also reported that they primarily trained with health in focus, a few described thatappearance was the main motive before but had now changed to health as the main motivation. Inrelation to the wellbeing the results showed that the strength training made the women feel better, feelmore alert and happier.

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Keyword [en]
Women, Strength training, Wellbeing, Gym
Keyword [sv]
Kvinnor, Styrketräning, Välmående, Gym
National Category
Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123276OAI: diva2:944476
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Idrottsklubben studenterna Umeå (IKSU)
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Educational program
Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-29 Last updated: 2016-07-01Bibliographically approved

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