Young gymnasts were taught to regard themselves as members of a kind of guild for the emancipation of their fatherland.
The ancient Greek gymnasium soon became a place for more than exercise.
Harvard opened a new brick gymnasium in 1860 with two bowling alleys and dressing rooms in addition to the gymnastic facility.
The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb (subsequently designated KV62) received worldwide press coverage and sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, of which Tutankhamun remains the popular face.
The American YMCA first organized around 1851 in Boston, and in ten years there were some two hundred YMCAs across the country, most of which provided gymnasiums for exercise and games.
Gymnasiums in Germany were an outgrowth of the Turnplatz, an outdoor area for gymnastics, promoted by German educator Friedrich Ludwig Jahn.
The Chinese outdoor gyms blend the ideas of jogging paths and obstacle courses, setting aside public areas where people can do a variety of exercises.
The first Turnplatz, or open-air gymnasium, was opened by Jahn in Berlin in 1811, and the Turnverein movement spread rapidly.
Over the course of the twentieth century, gymnasiums were re-conceptualized to accommodate the popular team and individual games and sports that have supplanted gymnastics in the school curriculum.
Gym also can refer informally to a physical education course in American students' parlance, and to a metal frame support used in outdoor play equipment, as in "jungle gym.
The gymnasium was formed as a public institution (a private school) where boys received training in physical exercises.
Like most of the gymnasiums of the period, it was equipped with gymnastic apparatus.
Accordingly, the gymnasium became connected with education on the one hand and medicine on the other.
Gyms today are multi-use facilities, offering a range of sporting and physical activities, alongside such things as massages, and other things usually attributed to a health spa.
The outdoor gym concept originates from China where was used as a national fitness campaign prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Some, however, feared gymnasia facilitated politically subversive erotic attachments between competitors.
The concept was so effective in raising fitness and health levels that they constructed over 37 million square feet of outdoor gymnasiums across China in the decade 1998 to 2008.
The participation levels in physical activity steadily increased since the outdoor gym concept was introduced.
The gymnasium in ancient Greece functioned as a training facility for competitors in public games.
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Gym, a shortened form of gymnasium, refers to facilities intended for indoor sports and exercise.
The gymnasium is thus a valuable asset for any community, assisting in the development of youth.
Plato's teaching in the Academy gave great recognition to that gymnasium, Aristotle conferred much fame on the Lyceum, and the Cynosarges was the resort of the Cynics.
Students and members of the community can use for free a high quality robust, safe, and accessible outdoor gym facility.
A few other American colleges built gyms by the 1850s.
Except for time devoted to letters and music, the education of boys was solely conducted in the gymnasium, where provisions were made not only for physical pedagogy but for instruction in morals and ethics.
The first colony in West Africa to gain independence was Ghana, who did so under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah in 1957.
In 1809 he went to Berlin, where he became a teacher at the Gymnasium zum Grauen Kloster and at the Plamann School.
A public gymnasium movement sprung up in the 1820s and 1830s but was eclipsed by the growth of school, college, and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) gymnasiums.
Gymnasia and palaestrae were under the protection and patronage of Heracles, Hermes and, in Athens, Theseus.
Other countries followed suit, such as Great Britain, where the Newham council in partnership with the University of East London successfully piloted Britain's first free outdoor gym in 2006.
All Athenian gymnasia were located outside the city walls due to the large amount of space required for construction.
Originating in Ancient Greece, where they included both academic and physical training, gymnasiums today are common places of physical education and exercise around the world.
Health and well-being has become an increasingly popular industry, and the proliferation of health trainers and advisors has helped create specialized gyms, designed to help people lose weight and improve their physical fitness.
Gymnasiums in the United States predate the Turner movement.
The gymnasium is a place where training in this way can be undertaken by people of all ages in a structured and safe environment.
Today the term gymnasium (plural: gymnasiums or gymnasia) is used in the sense of a sports facility.
Today, having a gymnasium is the norm for virtually all colleges and high schools, as well almost all middle and many elementary schools in the industrialized world.
The United States Military Academy at West Point built a gym during the same era.
The Turnvereine ("gymnastic unions") were not only athletic, but also political, reflecting their origin in similar "nationalistic gymnastic" organizations in Europe.