BC

Events

The Hindu Priest created yoga

2500 BC

Hippocrates stated that walking is mans best friend, arguing for healthy and active lifestyle

400 BC

The Roman Empire emphasized their military training to improve the troops physical fitness and better prepare them for battle

400 CE

The Seven Deadly Sins were finalized by Pope Gregory and sloth was included as one

590 CE

Dr. Thomas Cureton was dubbed the Father of Physical Fitness and developed many fitness tests still used today

1896

President John F. Kennedy introduced the Presidents Counsel on Physical Fitness

1961

Doctor Kenneth Cooper is recognized as the Father of Modern Fitness for his 18 books encouraging good health and proper fitness

1968

Fitness associations such as ACE, ACSM and NSCA. All are still functioning today.

1980

The 118th Boston Marathon took place, the best time being just over 2 hours and 8 minutes.

2014