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Brymer, Eric; Gray, Tonia – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
Research on extreme sports has downplayed the importance of the athletes' connection to the natural world. This neglect stems, in part, from the assumption that these activities derive their meaning primarily from risk. The authors' long-term research reveals that the interplay between adventure athletes and the natural world is, in fact, crucial…
Descriptors: Environment, Athletes, Hermeneutics, Risk
Bozzo, Robert; And Others – 1981
An assessment is presented of the structure of fitness promotion policy and the function of fitness promotion delivery systems in the United States. The focus is upon: (1) how fitness initiatives first arose; (2) how these initiatives were formalized into broad goals, directives, or mandates; (3) to whom and how these mandates were entrusted; (4)…
Descriptors: Athletics, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Exercise