Workout products the 1970s swore by (8 Photos)

  • It happens

    It's still happening!

  • John

    This just proved that humans have been wasting money on crap for longer than we thought!

    • sandy astroglide

      People are a whole lot fatter now, maybe these things really worked.

  • D-Rock

    Love the cleavage on #2

    • Mmm_Beer

      Hey! That's my Grandma!

    • Happy Panda

      looks like the mom from Modern Family

    • Old Dude

      that dot com address at the bottom isn't from the 70's.

  • unsharp

    The Sauna Exercise Suit is still being used by fighters that have to reach weight for a upcoming fight. You can see them all the time at the Ultimate Fighter show.
    One time they put a guy in this suit, inside a sauna, on a exercise bike… sweet lord jebus that must have been complete horror!

    • Silverstone

      I don't watch that Ultimate Fighter crap- I have a real life.

      • unsharp

        You truly are a fantastic human being.

        • FiddyKing

          Most of us Americans still wear the sauna suit. It's called a layer of fat.

          • unsharp

            Insulation. More cushin' for the pushin' !

          • Frank

            True story. I lost a bunch of weight a couple years ago and have been freezing ever since.

  • Theresia

    My mom had #4.. My little brother would stand on it, facing out with his forehead in the belt and 'balance'.. some how he kicked it on and it rattled him a good one and cut his head. He is 33 now and still has the scar. LOL

  • K-1

    #2: pretty lady

  • VT Surf-N-Turf

    #3 Looks like a guy could use a little help getting that inflated…

  • ston

    #3 Stick the tube up your ass and avoid embarrassing flatulence odour situations when at work or relaxing with the family.

  • jshiver15


    Sex sells . . I just jumped into my DeLorean and came back with two of these.

  • Raul

    My mom still has #1 I used to play on it all the time when I was a kid.

  • Andy Valentine

    We mock, but let's look at the obesity stats for then vs now.

    • Jeremy

      so true!

    • Chazz_B

      true but it does not mean anything on the influence of these devices o.o

    • MylesofStyles

      It has nothing to do with these bullshit devices. It's predominantly due to the huge increase in portion sizes over the last few decades.


    GO PATS!!!

    • Salty Chiver

      I'm sorry you have Tourettes…

    • testtubebaby

      Tom Brady uses all these products.

    • Billy

      Texans are going to knock Tommy Boy out of the game!

      • Prick

        Just like they did the last time right!!!!!…..Oh wait maybe not

  • Static

    #8 would last 1 week on the market now, then the company would get sued for the heat strokes it was causing. lol

    • saltygary

      Actually they are still used. Boxers use them to make weight before a fight.

    • echogeo

      Martin Lawrence had a heat stroke in one of those, if I remember correctly.

    • Zucharelly

      Yes a lot of people have been accidently put to trash.

    • Anomanom

      You can get these at the sports supply store.

  • Dan

    This was also before the Internet and video games, so that could explain some of the differences between then and now.

  • voltrade


  • DRFave

    I have #4. I use it at least once a week. It doesnt help with weight loss one bit. Its awesome at parties and i figure if I can turn myself into a living vibrator for the right lady someday.

  • ImpressMe

    #7 LOL There is still one of those things in my parents attic….. it seems to be a running, private joke between my parents…..she makes an awful face when anyone asks about it…dad tries not to laugh out loud…

    • Chazz_B

      i guess it can be used for loving times too…

    • NoName

      I'm gonna guess it was the liberator pillow prototype… Bless them

  • timbo

    #2 they had gimmicks and websites long before I realized.

  • Canucks_Rule

    #3 – wtf?

  • saltygary

    My Grandparents had #4 from the 50's. This thing was hard core industrial strength. Used to hop in it until I passed out.

  • Sanchez

    #8 Any wrestler who had to cut weight in the 80s was very familiar with this!

    • FoolOfATook

      Also the 90's. I had to be taken to the hospital after practice one day. After that I said F it and moved up a weight class.

  • tv_paul

    #4 Variable speeds…dual massage stroke selection… are you sure this isn't for sexercising?

  • Alicia

    I still see commercials for #5

    • Guesty Guestworth

      I have a Facebook friend who is constantly trying to sell this thing in Facebook posts as part of some pyramid direct marketing scheme. She really (acts like?) she believes this stuff will work.

  • Daith_Lee

    #4 this explains the boom of the Flat Butt Epidemic of the late 70's that moms all over suffered from.

  • Handjob Murphy

    Oh, but they forgot the Walton Massage Roller. When I was a kid (in the 70's), my mom went to a health club called the "Golden Venus Spa", which of course my brother and I had to refer to secretly as the Golden Penis Spa, of course. They had all these gizmos; the roller, the shaker, the twister, anything and everything to help middle-aged 70's disco ladies feel like they were exercising without actually getting tired.

    Then the "jogging" and "aerobics" came along and changed the face of fitness forever.

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