A Switch on the Witch: Exercising with Broomsticks

For witches-in-training concerned about their figures, Jayne Mansfield offered some tips on how to exercise with a broomstick. From the Long Island Star-Journal, Nov. 3, 1961.

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The exercises:
To slim your waistline: kneel on the floor and raise a broomstick high above your head with both hands, one on each end of the stick. Now, keeping your back straight, bend slowly to the right side until the end of the broom touches the floor; then alternate to the left side. Start with 25 and work up to 50.

To help improve your posture and eliminate protruding shoulder blades: kneel on the floor holding the broomstick high above your head. Now, bend your elbows as you slowly lower the broomstick down behind your back, gradually straightening your arms until the broomstick is even with your lower hips. Raise broomstick back to beginning position and repeat exercise 10 times, eventually working up to 25.

Unfortunately the article didn't include pics of Jayne exercising with her broomstick. So here's a few gratuitous shots of her in exercise-like poses. Just imagine the broomstick is there:





Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 21, 2012
Category: Exercise and Fitness, Hollywood





Comments
Pant! Pant!

Hell! I got worn out just reading about it.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/21/12 at 06:09 PM
Then I remembered it was Jane Mansfield doing these exercises and read it again! kiss
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/21/12 at 06:10 PM
OK Patty .. time for your "pole" exercising suggestions ! I know you have several from experience. zipper
Posted by BD (BrokeDad) on 01/21/12 at 09:56 PM
Quit telling all my secrets BD! LOL
Jane was quite lovely till she lost her head.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/21/12 at 10:04 PM
Jayne Mansfield was pretty, But her daughter with Mickey Hargitay is HOT! See MARISKA HARGITAY. wink
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/21/12 at 11:07 PM
She's worthy of being kicked out of bed, for sure, Tyrusgy, but she is getting a bit long in the tooth. No?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/22/12 at 07:24 AM
Is it just me, or does the second exercise not agree with how human joints work?
Posted by BHicks on 01/22/12 at 07:43 AM
@ Expat Which one do you mean? Cause Ms. Hargitay is younger than me! Although I do think she looked better with shorter hair!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/22/12 at 04:27 PM
Imagining Jayne with a broomstick is definitely NSFW!
Posted by tadchem on 01/15/13 at 11:43 AM
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