8 Amazing Fitness Fads That Made Us Laugh -- Some of Them Even Worked! (PHOTOS)

Sure, the Barre Method and CrossFit are the hottest fitness trends now. But will they stand up to the test of time? Will we be looking back with nostalgia at our workouts today, shaking our heads and wondering what we were thinking?

Let's take a look back at some of the vintage fitness fads from the past, to see what works ... and what is truly just as crazy as it seemed when it launched. Maybe just like fluorescent workout gear, one or more of these trends will make a comeback!


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