Vintage exercise equipment
Public perception of exercising just for the sake of exercising has changed over the years.
The machines that contestants use today on “The Biggest Loser” would have once been reserved for “sporting fanatics”, or worse yet, “lunatics”.
We have a fun collection of old exercise equipment in the store. One of our vintage indoor bikes is a cast-iron model that was one used in the Western State Mental Hospital.
We have a giant set of wooden rollers that can be paired with a second set for head-to-head indoor racing. There’s the classic exercycle machine, which was a common prop for early television sitcom mishaps. There’s the coil-spring tensioned folding trainer from the 1940′s that was perfect for the traveling bike racer or “exercise buff”.
You don’t have to be Charles Atlas to appreciate this old exercise equipment. You know the phrase “They just don’t build ‘em like they used to”? Well, that’s the case for this stuff.
Hardwood, iron and steel make up most of the component parts, and it would take a hurricane to move some of these pieces. Come in and take a look.