FITNESS FOR WOMEN

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Sponsored
  • Dance

People/organisations:

  • Campbell Harper Productions

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FITNESS FOR WOMEN

Reference number: 2398

Date: 1953*

Sponsor: National Fitness Council for Scotland

Production company: Campbell Harper Films, Edinburgh

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.34 mins

Description: A demonstration of how women can keep fit and healthy through exercise, keep fit classes and dancing. The Margaret Morris dance technique is included.

One of a series of three films. See also refs. 2399 and 2400.
See also ref. 6756

Shotlist: Credits (.13); One of the purposes of the National Fitness Campaign is to help the smart young girls of twenty or twenty-five. Gvs young women leaving offices (.32); ...to avoid slouching like this. Brief shot of same (.37); ...and walking like this. Brief shot of same (.43); ...or, at the age of forty, from looking like this, or this. Sequence on posture (.50); Most women grow old before their time because they allow certain important muscles to lose tone. Remember the saying: You are not bent because you are old, but old because you are bent. Sequence of graphics and diagrams showing the effects of good posture on physical well-being (3.07); A women's Keep Fit Movement class at work. Shots of same (4.34); Graphics and captions concerning the bones in the feet and shots of women with flat feet (5.17); Gvs exercises to help flat feet (5.35); Explanatory talks on the reasons for, and the results from such exercises are of of great value and interest... Gvs women listening to a talk at a fitness class (5.52); Beginners arriving for a lesson in folk dancing at a girls' club... Gvs girls folk dancing (8.14); Women of all ages have joined the League of Health and Beauty. Gvs women at keep fit class (8.50); The Margaret Morris Movement has an attractive system of its own. Gvs women attending a Margaret Morris keep fit class (10.19); Keep fit classes can be organised in connection with all kinds of girls' and women's clubs and societies, Women's Rural Institutes, offices, factories, etc. Education Authorities will provide the use of school premises and supply instructors. An Education Authority keep fit class playing games. Gvs same (11.05); Age need not deter anyone from enjoying the privileges of keeping fit. Gvs of women at games in keep fit class (12.15); Today, thousands of Scottish girls and women are members of various keep fit organisations. Are you? Preserve your youth and smartness. Get fit and keep fit! End captions (12.34).