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Facial Fitness Pao

Another strange invention from Japan. This one is designed to exercise your facial muscles. Just hold it in your mouth and swing the bars up and down.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Aug 23, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Exercise and Fitness, Inventions

No More Cartwheels

Diane "DD" Barker, age 65, has been ordered to stop doing cartwheels and splits when she addresses Maricopa County officials at city council meetings. Barker says that it's just her form of personal expression and is a way to show the benefits of exercise. But the city council says it's within its rights to "impose reasonable time, place and manner restrictions on speakers."

CBS 5 - KPHO
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jun 09, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Exercise and Fitness

Three Decades of Slimming







Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 14, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Exercise and Fitness, Food, Self-help Schemes, 1930's, 1940's, 1950's

Exercise in the Bathroom

This book will teach you how. Available on Amazon.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Dec 02, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Exercise and Fitness, Excrement

Glorify Yourself

According to Hollywood "figure experts" back in 1939, this one exercise would have any woman looking like a starlet in no time:


"Sit or stand erect with arms up — elbows bent, hands in front of you at chest level with fingertips touching. Now, without putting any strain on muscles of the arms, lightly press fingertips together. When you are doing this correctly, you can see the pectoral muscles expand with pressure of fingertips against fingertips. Do the exercise 40 times a minute for two minutes every day. At the end of two months, according to Mr. Davies, you no longer will be flat-chested." [Pittsburgh Press - Apr 6, 1939]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Oct 11, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Exercise and Fitness, 1930's

Pretend you’re a horse and get fit

Get in shape by unleashing your inner horse. Prance, trot, and gallop your way to good health. Joanna Rohrback, creator of the Prancercise "fitness revolution" offers this definition of her workout technique: "A springy, rhythmic way of moving forward,similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation."



Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri May 31, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Exercise and Fitness

Doga (Doggy Yoga)

So apparently this is a real thing. That is, there really are people willing to take your money so that you can bring your dog to your yoga class. The Metro provides some history:

Doga originated in Florida in 2001 when yoga instructor Suzi Teitelman found her new puppy, a black cocker spaniel named Coali, would climb on to the mat with her when she was practising.
‘Any time there was a yoga mat around he was there,’ she says. ‘I realised he loved yoga and being around the class so I started adding him into the postures. I would inhale my arms up and he would inhale his arms up – with some help from me. Over the years we have perfected the postures and found moves that suit both our bodies.’ Teitelman started incorporating dogs into her yoga classes and held her first Doga class in New York in 2002.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Apr 29, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Exercise and Fitness, Dogs

Sit Down and Dance!

Warning! These video clips might want to make you boogie in your chair. The best parts are at the beginning, before the instructor decides to park herself in front of the camera.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Sep 27, 2012 | Comments (10)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Exercise and Fitness, Sports

Power Ace

Words just aren't enough to describe this most exciting advance in personal home fitness machines.

Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Fri Jul 27, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Exercise and Fitness

The Breathwork Explorer

the Breathwork Explorer offers a different multi-sensory experience. With this tool, you can take control over breathing exercises and greatly improve your meditation skills. You can see and hear each breath, perform guided breathing exercises and enjoy Light&Sound sessions.

via mindcare.com and Taras Young

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Jul 25, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Exercise and Fitness
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