Workout Time: Vintage Exercise Equipment Ads from the Past
Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by Blade Brain Trust
Home exercise equipment isn’t a new phenomenon, in fact it goes way back. So for the 35th edition of the Vintage Ads Series we’ve found 10 of our favourite exercise equipment ads from the past to share with you.
Take a look at the list and leave a comment telling us which of these vintage ads is your favourite!
And in case you’ve missed any of the previous entries, have a look back and see what we’ve featured so far.
Vintage Beer Ads Vintage Car Ads
Vintage Cigarette Ads Vintage Fast Food Ads
Vintage Candy Ads Vintage Lingerie Ads
Vintage Horror Movie Posters Vintage Shaving Ads
Vintage Christmas Ads Vintage Winter Ads
Vintage Valentine’s Day Ads Vintage Vacation Ads
Vintage Medicine Ads Vintage Liquor Ads
Vintage Baseball Themed Ads Vintage Soda Pop Ads
A Vintage Look at the CFL Vintage CNE Ads
Vintage Halloween Ads Vintage Moustache Ads
Vintage Merry Christmas Ads Vintage Video Game Ads
Vintage Valentine’s Day Ads II Vintage Computer Ads
Vintage Sports Car Ads Vintage Ice Cream Ads
Vintage Bicycle Ads Vintage Motorcycle Ads
Vintage Back to School Ads Vintage Train Ads
Vintage Airline Ads Vintage Coffee Ads
Vintage Christmas Food Ads Vintage Snow Equipment Ads
If you’re looking for a full-body workout, Bullworker has got you covered in just 5 minutes. Yes, it might just look like a bar and some moving parts, but it gets the job done!
The Gym Junior has a lot of exercise options included from the Punching Bag through to the Swimming Machine. And maybe it even works. But, if you’re going to put a full workout in we recommend changing into something more comfortable than your dress pants and button down shirt.
This aerobic exercise machine looks like it’s a serious piece of machinery, and like it would whip you into shape. We’re not sure what’s being shown on that little box, but it does look like it’s worth paying attention to as you spin.
This Swedish style exercise equipment provides women with the “gentle” exercise that doctors recommend. And if that doesn’t tell you that this ad is vintage, we don’t know what will.
Some exercise equipment just looks downright weird, and this is one of those pieces. The Revolving Hammock looks like it would offer great back pain to the uninformed or underprepared user.
If you believe the statistics, the Isokinetics from Powerex is the best piece of exercise equipment you’ll ever buy if you want to bulk up. We’re not sure who was in charge of that scientific test, but the results sure are impressive.
The Starling Fitness catalogue offers a look at a great selection of vintage exercise gear. From the Ablec butt wiggling machine to the Spenby flexing spring rod, they’ve got it all!
Another Swedish method entry, Techrite offers muscle building in just 15 minutes a day. And it hooks behind the door for extra value and usage.
This may be our favourite entry on the list. The Horse-Action Saddler has all the vibrating benefits of horse riding, without the fresh air, human-to-horse connection, or need to leave your home. Not sure if it actually does anything to make you healthier or more fit, but it sure is a great example of the old ways.
Fun and fitness for the whole family, the Whitely Exerciser offers you the means to develop thin arms, neck and bust, expand chest, improve complexion, straighten shoulders, get strong, acquire grace, perfect figure and reduce corpulance. That’s one heck of a list!