The 24 Biggest Fitness Trends Through the Decades

For as long as people have been working out, we’ve been trying to find ways to exercise that don’t seem like, well, work. Case in point: every type of yoga imaginable (beer, color, goat, cat, aerial, Harry Potter), dance parties, and even mermaid classes.

Unconventional (and not always effective) workouts date back decades and have included everything from Hula Hooping to wearing toning shoes. Here are 24 of the biggest and weirdest fitness trends over the years; some have thankfully been left behind, and others have aged as well as Jane Fonda herself.

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