Sunday, 19 July 2009

Monday, 13 July 2009

Exercises for the fit and lively

Some boy/girl and girl-on-girl action from another Marshall Cavendish collection, with copyright dates from 1978 to 1985. I think this particular sequence is from the earlier end of that range because: NO LEG WARMERS! However did they get away with reprinting exercise photos without leg warmers in 1985? They might as well have published pictures of ladies in bloomers swinging clubs.

Saturday, 11 July 2009


Let's invent a new word! Maybe it will catch on... From the "She Book of Slimming" by Sally Ann Voak, 1982.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

The Shape Of You To Come

A seriously gaudy spread from the 1984 Jackie Annual. The accesories are typical "golden age of aerobics" fashion - leg warmers (natch), pumps, headband... if only she was wearing a stripy leotard too.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Figure Control

Exercises for "Poise and postural re-education" from this 1963 book. The model's name is Vicky Bygrave.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

So You Want To Lose A Stone?

A more-or-less random sampling of exercises from a Silhouette Slimmer publication circa 1983. (For those in countries where they don't use stones, one stone is 14 pounds.)