Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Okay, I'm not sure this really counts as a fitness video, but..... it's Bruce Springstring awkwardly singing "Dancer in the Dark" in what appears to be a workout outfit while doing some pretty awkward moves that could pass as fitness. So.... I think it counts. Try following along to this one!!
Posted by Emilia Javanica at 5:01 AM
Monday, August 15, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Deliciously cheesy 80s kung fu. I can't believe I was six years old when this was made. Halfway through the video when David Carradine begins the instruction, he's so serious it's creepy. The way he describes it with that blank stare into the video camera is so disturbing, and ridiculous at the same time- especially in that space war outfit!!!
Posted by Emilia Javanica at 8:44 PM
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Oh Debbie Drake, you're so good at making it seem so easy and relaxing! I can just picture all the housewives in their own 50s living rooms getting motivated to get fit in between all those household chores and juggling children and husbands. I especially like the calf/duck movement, along with that classy collar attached to Debbie's leotard.
Posted by Emilia Javanica at 9:30 PM
The musical accompaniment to this is just fabulous- it hits the movements right on. I just discovered Jack Lalanne- he's great!! Quirky, straightforward and as he admits himself, quite talkative. I'm on a new kick of looking at fitness from the 50s and 60s. More to come!!
Posted by Emilia Javanica at 9:09 PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I had my first swim at the historic Intramural Sports Building at the University of Michigan, and was so inspired by the grandiose feeling of the building and maze of bricked hallways that when I got home I searched for further information about the history of the building and its activities. I am still searching for more info, but I did discover these lovely photos through the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. Each picture was taken in approximately 1890/1900. The first is the Women's fitness class, and the second the Men's, both taken at the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. Not necessarily related to the Intramural Sports Building, but certainly of interest. I also learned that the Intramural Sports Building, when first open, was only for men. Must learn more!!!
Posted by Emilia Javanica at 9:07 PM