27 March 2015

Watch: The Evolution Of Fitness Exercises Over 100 Years in 100 Seconds

[Click here to view the video in this article]

For fitness enthusiast, healthcare service Benenden Health has created a video that is a retrospective of ‘100 years of fitness’.

From the 1910 to 1920s, the exercises were kept only at gentle stretches, designed to reduce “unfeminine” perspiration—in 1950s the hula hoop became popular among children and adults, revolutionizing the notion of exercise as something fun.

It was only until the 1970s when Broadway star Judi Sheppard Missett introduced the “Jazzercise”—combining aerobic exercise routines with jazz dancing—opening up doors to a more fast-paced exercise today with hip-hop, samba, and Zumba that are popular with both young and old.

Watch the video below.

[via Benenden Health, images via video screenshot]