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Funny Fitness Fads of the Past

funny fitness fads

Jane Fonda Workouts

I love that this always inspires me to look for humorous things to share for the weekend. I thought taking a look back at funny fitness fads would be good for a giggle. Which fads did you try?

Jane Fonda workout
How many leg lifts can you do?

Jane Fonda workouts were the first workout videos I ever did. Wow, I am old! Look how young she was?

Buns of Steel

Buns of Steel
My buns never quite made it to steel.

I had this one along with Abs of Steel. I think I even had Abs of Steel on an audio cassette. How many of you don’t even know what an audio cassette is?

Roller skating
I never looked quite this good.

Roller Skating

I used to love watching the amazing disco skaters in Central Park. I was never quite that good, but certainly had some fun at the roller rinks with my friends.

Thigh Master

thigh master
Yup, I had one. Admit it, you did too.

I think I had more than one of these. Not sure if I ever had the original, but I definitely had the knock-offs. I think you can still find this type of apparatus even today. Wacky!

Ab Roller

ab roller
This one actually worked!

This is one that actually worked and really helped minimize stress on your neck. I think some physical therapists still have these around. I bet there are even a few lying around in health clubs across the country. Still looks pretty funny, huh?

Tae Bo

Tae Bo
Ah, the Tae Bo craze!

Another trend that I tried. I actually injured my groin really badly with Tae Bo. The good part about that injury is I learned how to do proper kickboxing moves firing the right muscles. I did love Billy’s enthusiasm!

Shake weight
I even reviewed this one.

Did you try this one? I was even approached by the company to review it on my old blog. Funny enough, it was one of my top posts in terms of search engine results too. Even though it looked super silly, it did provide a decent arm workout. Not sure what happened to mine.

What fitness fads did you try in the past? What do you think will be the fads that we will reflect back on in the future?

Aerial Yoga

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Wednesday 13th of February 2013

Oh good ole Jane Fonda! And the thigh master- whoever says they never owned it, is lying! This is so funny- you really hit all the fads!!!


Monday 11th of February 2013

Ever try the Elle McPherson workout videotape? Funny...I STILL don't look anything like her. :)

Jenn @comebackmomma

Monday 11th of February 2013

The one thing I liked about the Cindy Crawford workouts, which I forgot to mention here, is that she still looked human. She had thicker thighs and a bigger butt like most women in this world. Never tried the Elle one. My husband would have LOVED that one. She is probably still his biggest crush.

GiGi Eats Celebrities

Monday 11th of February 2013

Where's the AB belt?!?! LOL!!! The shake weight, that's always a good one ;)

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom

Sunday 10th of February 2013

gosh. what a flash back. i had so many crazy vhs workout videos. never did half of them but owned a ton of them.

Jenn @comebackmomma

Monday 11th of February 2013

Nice to "see" you Haley. Tweeted you to say hello.

Jadey Sam

Sunday 10th of February 2013

I have tried boot camp, zumba , tae bo. I just don't have the discipline to continue what I started :P


Sunday 10th of February 2013

Anything that keeps you moving is a good thing even if you don't stick with one trend or another.

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