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10 Vintage Photos To Make You Glad You’re Exercising In 2013

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We’ve got it pretty good these days in terms of exercise, I think. Not only do we have sweat-wicking fabric and sports bras, exercise science has come a long time in terms of figuring out exactly what we humans should do to stay strong and fit. Trends are always changing, of course; I bet that in 2040, people are going to think it’s insane that those of us living in the early part of the century took part in runs with pretend zombies chasing them. But I have to say the bloomer outfits, sauna belts and Spandex of earlier decades still makes me pretty glad I live in the time of UnderArmour, yoga, and exercise DVDs. Need more evidence? Look at these photos of exercisers and exercise products through the ages:

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Female students exercising with bowling pins, circa 1899 via Library of Congress

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What aerobics class looked like in 1915. via Cornell Library on Flickr

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Beach workout in 1927! via Carbonated on Flickr

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A lady exercising (stretching?) in 1945. I want her outfit. via Limegreen367 on Flickr

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It’s the real A League Of Their Own! The All American Girls Professional Baseball League Members doing Calisthenics in 1948. via Florida Memory on Flickr

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In the 60s, you could attempt to lose weight wearing something called a “Sauna Belt.” Poor Betty Draper via VintageAdBrowser

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Office exercising in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Kind of reminiscent of the movie Secretary, no? via LibertyGrace0 on Flickr 10 Vintage Photos To Make You Glad You re Exercising In 2013 slimgym 640x817 jpg

All you needed to get skinny in the 70s was a life size mechanical taco! via VintageAdBrowser

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Skating in the 70s! via Deseronto Archives on Flickr

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Awww yes. Aerobics in 1985! Check out allllll that Spandex! via Wikimedia Commons

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