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Fitness: Vintage Style

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It's that time of the year again when folks make resolutions and head to the gym. For me, I have more trouble tearing myself away from the gym and getting back to work. My favorite workouts are the old-fashioned kind. I like the tried-and-true stuff like pushups, planks and burpee jumps.

These life-sized anatomical charts of the muscle system (below) would look fantastic in and old-school gym.

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I will have some great early 20th C wooden dumbbells and indian pins in my booth at the Brooklyn Flea this weekend- along with vintage wire locker baskets.

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For some further fitness inspiration, check out these exercise regimen charts from 1916. Fashionistas and hipsters take note of the cool apparel in these photos.

For the gals:

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For the little ones:
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For the menfolk:

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A few other pieces of ephemera in this same vein:

A "York" system folder of leg exercises from the 1930s (available in my booth for $40 and perfect for framing)

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And a wonderful classroom chart complete with a smoking football player in leather helmet….

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And last, but not least, I have some small (but mighty) framed 1940s matchbook covers (made in Mexico) of famous American & Mexican boxers.

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