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not_AFX_lol wrote

I think physical fitness is vital to healthy life.

That said, I think there's a point to be had in that the modern health/fitness culture is somewhat classist, in that it is a lifestyle to marketed toward the rich - $3000 bikes, jogging outfits, expensive juicers, Whole Foods, etc. My limited understanding of it is that since many wealthy people have the leisure time and money available to take up fitness-focused hobbies, there is a certain expectation of physical fitness in the upper class that isn't necessarily present in the stereotypical working class, especially in the United States, where we have the stereotypical truck-driving, fast-food-eating pudgy white guy as the immediate mascot for the rural poor.


selver wrote

Maybe that's the vibe I've been getting from it. I live in a really expensive city and fitness seems kinda mandatory for young people. Which, while we can say it's healthy and all that, a 3-4 day/week workout regime for the average person seems like a pretty recent development to me.