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Exercising Gallery

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Choose from 129 pictures in our Exercising collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1920s Featured Print

Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1920s

A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation). Sokol was founded on the philosophy that a physically fit, mentally alert and culturally developed people can make a nation strong. The word "sokol" translates to falcon and is symbolic of the Sokol ideals: Courage, Strength, Endurance, Fraternalism, Love of democratic principles, and Pride in country. Miroslav Tyrs (1832 -1884) (depicted in the centre) was a key exponent of this approach and is duly being honoured by the ranks of passing Sokol participants. Tyrs believed that a nation must be physically fit, morally on a high plane and intelligent in order to secure independence and retain it. Elevated to Doctor of Philosophy at Charles University and a member of the Education Staff of Rieger's Encyclopedia, Tyrs formulated his Sokol plan, creating an entirely new gymnastic terminology. The next twenty years of his life were devoted to Sokol. He was the first Physical Director, editor of the Sokol paper and creator of calisthenics and exercises, placing the whole system on a firm scientific basis. Between the First and Second World Wars the organisation grew to have a million members. The Sokol programmes were organised to have mass appeal across all strata of Czech society and across all age grous."

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Prunella Stack - Leader of Womens League of Health & Beauty Featured Print

Prunella Stack - Leader of Womens League of Health & Beauty

Prunella Stack - Leader of The Women's League of Health & Beauty, The mortimer Halls, 43 Great Portland Street, W1, London - Aim of the League was: Racial Health and the Founder was Prunella's Mother Mrs Bagot Stack. Her vision was of a league of women who will renew their energy in themselves and for themselves day by day. She believed completely in the power of women to make the world a better place to live in. Now called The Fitness League, Prunella continued to be actively involved with the League until her death in 2010. Her granddaughter Saba Douglas Hamilton is now our President. Date: circa 1936

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Lady member of The League of Health and Beauty Featured Print

Lady member of The League of Health and Beauty

Lady member of The League of Health and Beauty. In 1930 Mary Bagot Stack created the Womens League of Health & Beauty. Her vision was of a league of women who will renew their energy in themselves and for themselves day by day. She believed completely in the power of women to make the world a better place to live in. As mentioned on the reverse of this card, the outbreak of the Second World War arrested the Leagues startling expansion as many teachers and members responded to the call to National Service. Now known as The Fitness League, the group has retained the original logo, featured on this lady's sports shirt. Date: circa 1939

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection