Exercising in 1890

The exercise equipment in 1890 in some ways is similar to those today.  They seem to have used more flywheels rather than weights or bands for resistance.  Also, they wore pretty formal clothing for a work-out.  Still, I wonder how our equipment will be viewed over 120 years from now.


Zanders medico-mechanical gymnastics equipment

Equipment today.

Equipment today.


Filed under Humor and Observations

3 responses to “Exercising in 1890

  1. Thought some of them look odd, but to be fair looking at the last picture of equipment today, I reckon people back then would have found that odd too! Interesting stuff. If you’re interested in history, please visit and follow my blog at http://publishistory.wordpress.com/ (I’ll follow you back!) I’d love to hear your feedback. All the best! 🙂


  2. Oh so very cool! I love your posts! 🙂


  3. Am I the only one who thinks these looked like carefully designed torture devices? lol!


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