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Betty Weider at the 2011 Opening of the Joe and Betty Weider Museum of Physical Culture; the Wall of Icons panel for fitness star Jack LaLanne is in the background.

On the First Lady of Fitness, Betty Weider

Although Joe and Ben Weider are both widely recognized for their many contributions to fitness, most Americans know less about Betty Weider’s long involvement with fitness and the important role she played in launching the women’s fitness movement of the 1980s. This recent article does a nice job of highlighting some of her contributions. We...

June 6, 2016June 9, 2020

Clarence Bass at the Stark Center – Conference on Exercise Science and his New Book Take Charge.

Join us to celebrate the new book Take Charge: Fitness at the Edge of Science and the lifelong achievements of the author and bodybuilder Clarence Bass at a symposium on the role of science in exercise prescription.  Three panels led by world-renowned experts will discuss the implications of recent research on physical training.  The symposium...

September 5, 2013October 4, 2022
Headshot of Paul Dimeo

A Historian at the Crossroads of History

In early September 2012, Dr. Paul Dimeo, arrived at the Stark Center on the University of Texas campus.  Dimeo, a professor and sport historian from the University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland, has been visiting UT as a Fulbright Scholar, and he has been using the archives available at the Stark Center and surrounding areas....

December 3, 2012February 12, 2020
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