Close message

Welcome to Kanopy

Brought to you by Puke Ariki Library

Not your library? Find it now

Sports and Fitness

Most Popular

Sports Documentary

Biking

Baseball

Martial Arts

Basketball

Football

Surfing

Loading more films...

271 Videos in Sports and Fitness

Loading...

In Whose Honor? - American Indian Mascots in Sports
The Cleveland Indians. Washington Redskins. Atlanta Braves. What's wrong with American Indian sports mascots? This moving, award-winning film is the first of its kind to address that subject. In Whose Honor? takes a critical look at the long-running practice of…
More Than a Word - Native American-Based Sports Mascots
An exploration of Native American-based mascots, especially the Washington R_dskins, and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues, and policies. Through interviews with scholars, tribal leaders, lawyers, policy experts, activists, and Washington R_dskins fans, the film explores the history of the…
Harder Than Everest
A high adventure film about Tim Macartney-Snape's incredible expedition to climb Gasherbrum IV - an 8000 metre symmetrical pyramid mountain of rock and ice on the border of Pakistan and China in the Karakoram Range of the western Himalaya. Tim,…
Not Just a Game - Power, Politics & American Sports
We've been told again and again that sports and politics don't mix, that games are just games and athletes should just "shut up and play", but according to Nation magazine sports editor, Dave Zirin, this notion is just flat-out wrong.…
Body Composition: Managing Our Expectations
Episode 1 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Confused by so many conflicting messages about nutrition and exercise? In this course, you'll learn the latest from the field of performance nutrition, with scientific research backing up every concept presented. Clear, easy-to-understand explanations will provide all the information you…
Catalyst: How to Exercise Better 
We all know exercise is good for us. But how many of us really know what kind of exercise we should be doing, how much of it we need, or how hard we should push ourselves? To find the answers,…
How Food Is Digested and Absorbed
Episode 3 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
Learn about the chemical reactions involved in digestion and absorption and the mechanisms of nutrient partitioning--how nutrients are moved into specific storage areas in your body. Armed with this knowledge, you'll understand why exercise is the best way to use…
The Professor - Tai Chi's Journey West
The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West is a feature documentary about Tai Chi and one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60's. Though Cheng…
The Empty Mind - Martial Arts and Mental Connection
Over two years in the making, this is an epic account of today's greatest martial arts teachers and the mind connection that exists between them regardless of their very diverse styles. Professionally filmed in Japan and China, it profiles practitioners…
From Fat to Finish Line - Formerly Obese Individuals Run a 200-Mile Relay Race
FROM FAT TO FINISH LINE documents the journey of 12 formerly obese people who run a 200 mile Ragnar Relay Race. The film examines the trials, obstacles and triumphs that occur when tackling big mental and physical challenges. Nominated for…
A Long Way From Home - The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation
A chronicle of the struggles and triumphs of the African-American and Latino players who followed Jackie Robinson into white professional baseball. Playing their minor-league ball in small, remote towns where racial segregation remained a fact of life well into the…
Mountain - The History of Our Fascination with Mountains
Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound,…
Back on Board: Greg Louganis - The Triumphs and Struggles of an Olympic Champion
An intimate portrait of the public triumphs and private struggles of trailblazing openly gay athlete Greg Louganis. A refreshingly candid documentary about this four-time Olympic champion, BACK ON BOARD follows Louganis for three years as he struggles with financial security…
The 1936 Olympic Games - Nazi Secrets at the Berlin Olympics
Berlin, Germany. August 1936. Hundreds of thousands of spectators gather to watch as Hitler and the Olympic delegates arrived at the opening ceremony. Olympic flags hang cheerfully side-by-side to the banners bearing the Nazi swastika. What really happened behind-the-scenes at…
Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness - Competitors in the CrossFit Games Challenge
The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games were a grueling five-day, 15-event test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. FITTEST ON EARTH follows the dramatic story of the top athletes who qualified and competed and offers an inside look…
A Healthier Way to Measure Body Composition
Episode 2 of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise
If you want to feel, look, and perform better--whether that means lifting the grandchildren with ease or running a marathon--your weight is no way to chart your progress. Learn why your proportion of fat to muscle is a better gauge…
Aging in America: The Years Ahead - A Groundbreaking Look at What it Means to Grow Older
A highly charged journey across the landscape of aging. This film travels from coast to coast exploring the unprecedented highs and the prolonged lows of growing old. From burlesque dancers in their seventies to geriatric prison wards, this film takes…
The Loneliest Mountain
The Loneliest Mountain is an enthralling account of the courage and triumph of special individuals who embark on an epic journey to and across "the last wilderness on earth". In 1988 a party of six Australian mountaineers set sail for…
The Yoga Gurus
If you had the chance to meet some of the world's most enlightened yoga masters, what would you want to know? What would you ask them? The Yoga Gurus is your chance to hear from them! Filmed on location in…
Personal Gold - An Underdog Olympic Women's Cycling Team Story
This documentary focuses on the experience of four underdog women cyclists who become America's hope for a medal at the 2012 London Olympics after the men's team was banned during the Lance Armstrong drug scandal. In this post-Armstrong period, the…