22 retro photos - what the fitness of the early 20th century looked likeBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/22-retro-photos-what-the-fitness-of-the-early-20th-century-looked-like
Despite the fact that fitness, shaping and other figure improvement programs have become popular only in recent decades, the desire to look attractive in the eyes of men has been characteristic of women from time immemorial. These photos of a century or almost a century ago are clear proof of that. We offer to see how the fair sex tried to get in shape at the beginning of the last century.
Women with dumbbells. 1909.
Wooden treadmills. The 1920s
A woman on the first Gustav Zander simulator in recent history. The end of the 19th century.
Innovative simulator. 1930.
The girls train at one of the British colleges. 1933.
Vibromassager at the Zander Institute in Berlin. 1928.
83-year-old Mrs. Acland works out with her instructor on simulators. 1961.
A girl demonstrates the work of a simulator for football players from the Arsenal team, London 1932.
Exercises that housewives were recommended to do while making the bed. 1935.
Women on exercise bikes in the gym on board the Homeric liner in 1922.
The girls work out in the gym under the supervision of an instructor. The photo was taken on board the Duchess of Bedford in 1931.
Simulator simulating rowing. Around 1920.
Physical education classes in the backyard of a girls' school. 1905.
Exercise bike. 1930.
"For 20 minutes every morning" — actress Helen Chadwick demonstrates how she keeps herself in shape.
Passengers of the famous "Titanic" on exercise bikes.
"Rowing" simulator. 1928
A specially designed fat-busting device in a New York gym. 1930.
In 1928, the famous American attraction "kicking bull" was used as a simulator in one of the halls of California.