The Battle Of The Bulge – How Fitness Training Has Changed Over The Years!
Fitness training has changed quite a lot over the years and if you look back on some of the weird and wonderful ways women have tried to fight the battle of the bulge in the past, as well as some of the outrageous fitness outfits that everyone was wearing to do some of them, it’s sure to make you smile.
There have been so many different fitness trend over the years from the strange ideas that women were told could help them slim down back in the 1930’s. to the aerobics crazy era of the 80’s.
Take a look at this video from Vintage Fashion to see how the American ladies of that era were trying to get fit with vibrating devices…
The late 1950’s were when the popular children’s toy the hula hoop became the ultimate craze that was the way everyone was trying to get fit. A Californian company Wham-O toys created and very successfully marketed a plastic version. They sold twenty five million plastic hula hoops in less than four months and everyone was twirling their hoops in an attempt to get fit.
The 1980’s brought the movie Fame and numerous aerobics videos with the famous Jane Fonda craze and Olivia Newton Johns ‘Let’s get physical’. Men and women all over the country were bouncing about in leotards, tights and those sexy legwarmers either in front of their t.v’s at home or in classes at the local leisure and community centres.
Most women today have realised the immense benefits that they can reap from working out regularly with weights in the gym along with eating the right nutrition.
But do you realise just how much gym equipment has changed since the 1940’s – enjoy this video from Vintage fashion and have a giggle like I did!
Hope this article and video clips brightened your day and started your week with a smile.