Earlier people also cared about her figure.
Currently, all literally obsessed with the idea of physical perfection of his body. Over the past decade, gyms, fitness classes or aerobics have become incredibly popular, but that does not mean that earlier people did not play sport. This photo demonstrates how a lead in order to men and women of 100-150 years ago.
It is believed that the first exercise equipment for body was invented by the Swedish physical therapist Gustav Zander (Gustav Zander) in the 50-ies of the XIX century. The doctor wondered how to increase the effectiveness of therapeutic exercises for their patients with problems of the musculoskeletal system, and over time have developed mechanical devices that revolutionized the physical therapy.
Simulators Zander became very popular, and in 1877 began their mass production. People all over Europe crowds poured into Institutions Zehnder. Special sports uniforms then were not foreseen, as the mechanical apparatus has been primarily considered from the medical point of view. So ladies pedaled on stationary bikes in long dresses and men in suits performed strength training.
The mechanical equipment of the XIX century with the huge levers and wheels reminiscent of the “infernal” machines in books on science fiction of that time. But it is worth noting that the principle of modern equipment practically have not changed.