All of us who had a television around remember those late night infomercials that sold the latest fitness trends to make us healthier, happier, and fitter pretty quickly than we could imagine. How many of these fitness fads do you remember?
Created by Billy Blanks, this aerobic exercise of the 1990s was a combination tae kwon do and boxing.
A major fad in the 90s and 2000s, this Nautilus exercise system had massive recalls in 2004.
This 1960s fitness equipment had a bulky strap that had to be worn around the waist and it jiggled the body to “melt” belly fat.
Developed by Jake Steinfeld, this series of workout videos became a brand with Steinfeld selling fitness equipments.
The 1980s pop icon Suzanne Somers claimed that this was one of her favorite fitness products for toned thighs.
Jane Fonda created her series of workout videos based on this exercise routine.
This fitness fad claimed to give you six-pack abs within eight minutes flat.
Instead of going to the roller rink, people used this fun activity to tone their leg muscles.
This dumbbell-like fitness equipment needed you to shake it instead of lifting it over.
What are Ephedra, Fen-phen, and Ripped Fuel?
Nintendo developed this get-fit-through-video-games device.
Which military-inspired fitness camp claimed to get you fit in four to six weeks?
Which of these exercise machines uses vibrating technology?
Which fitness routine is similar to yoga and was developed by Joseph Pilates?
Which among these started a flood of abs-building equipment?
Which brand created the once popular Cross-Country Skier machine?
This latest fitness routine promises to turn the most hardcore couch potato to a marathon runner.
Which part of the liquid diet promises to remove “unwanted toxins” from the body?
Which among these is commonly used for rehabilitation exercise routines?
What was the name of the series of music-based aerobics videos by Richard Simmons?
This company provides a high intensity cycling workout on a stationary machine with a heavy flywheel linked to the pedals.
Skechers signed up Kim Kardashian to endorse these shoes that claimed to tone the body as you walk.
Jeff Costa launched this sizzling version of aerobics on a pole.
Which fitness fad involved bag-like suits that promised weight-loss through intense sweating?
These colored bracelets had a hologram dot in the center and claimed to increase athletic performance.
This high-intensity branded fitness regime uses weights, kettlebells, benches, racks, and medicine balls in a space called the “box”.
What is the combination of athletics and calisthenics performed in outdoor parks called?
This aerobics exercise was originally inspired by the various styles of Latin American dance.
Which among these involves a high-octane mash-up of jazz dance, kickboxing, ballet, Pilates, and yoga?
These wearable trackers can track your steps, measure your heart rate, count the number of calories burned, and quality of your sleep.