Anthropological Analysis of the Role of Personal Trainer in Fitness Teaching
Keywords:personal trainer, fitness, anthropology, embodiment, gym
Based on the theory of Thomas Csordas’s theory of anthropology of body, this paper records and analyzes the in-depth interviews with several experienced fitness enthusiasts and personal trainers. This study found that, in the teaching of fitness, the role of personal trainer mainly has two forms: one is cultural objectification, that is the role of cultural objectification expert, which is mainly for students to do physical examination, teaching and guiding fitness movements and making fitness plans, etc. The other is the preobjective function, which is reflected in the accompanying role of students in the process of fitness. In different consumption levels of gymnasium, the role of personal trainer is different.
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