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Vintage Fitness Equipment

Here's What Your Living Room Workout Would Have Looked Like In The 1930s

Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living

A woman does her daily exercises using a new apparatus which uses many of the muscles of the body, ca. 1930. This rowing machine in a suitcase su...

This Is What A Treadmill Workout Looked Like In 1934

Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Treadmills seem downright ho-hum these days, but before the era of "random hills" and heart rate training zones, indoor runners had to make their own ...

This Vintage Fitness Gadget Is Just As Creepy/Confusing As You'd Expect

Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Think resistance bands are an invention of the aughts? This 1930s fitness model and creepy mannequin beg to differ! Employing what appears to be a ...

Sara Gaynes

Vintage Fitness Equipment: Weird Ways To Work Out From The Past | Sara Gaynes | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Before exercise became super-mainstream in the 1980s, the products marketed to the health-minded were usually designed to reduce exerted effort as muc...