Quick Workouts: Fitness Anytime, Anywhere
Submitter: This book is currently on the shelves at a local public library. Who knew people in the 1980’s were so busy that they had to fit in exercise while waiting for the commuter train or even an elevator? I guess I just assumed that they stayed fit & trim by lifting over-sized mobile phones. While a book on this topic could be useful to our modern day inactive office workers, it would really need updated pictures… it’s hard to take a good stretching technique seriously when the demonstrator is wearing giant should pads or a sleeveless sweater.
Holly: If you need me, I’ll be bench pressing the PDR, or maybe the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. That one’s got a good heft to it too. (After which, I will NOT look anything like these people. I’ll be all sweaty and red-faced.)
Church ladies could pump their bibles while the choir sings.
Mr. Red Vest looks a little like a can-can dancer. If nothing else, these exercised would provide much amusement to one’s fellow workers.
I think Mr. Red Vest is an intern at the Ministry for Silly Walks.
I thought of that too,and in this episode form “the Office”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuVfaH2QoZY
One….Singular Sensation…every little move he makes…(dah dah dah dah dah dah dah…)
Yes! Shoutout to the CRC!
1987 was early for mobile phones, even large ones. Answering machines were just becoming common at that time.
I do remember a sort of “exercise while you work” mini-craze back then, especially with isometrics. In the 1980s, we just gave in to the idea of working ALL the time, and having no other life.
Maybe you meant voicemail? I had an answering machine at least a decade before that.
Yeah, there’s no way doing that in the library workroom would lead to strange looks and smothered giggling; no way at all.
Blonde encounters little spider; office chair dude encounters big spider!
I thought the office chair dude was pretending he was driving a truck or flying a plane…
My workplace just started a healthier living initiative and we’ve actually been looking in to things like this. I almost want to get this because the pictures are so outdated that it would at least be good for a little chuckle.
Our college has a “deskercise” class that is quite popular.
Dig those PC-free offices from the olden days. Even the latest laptop isn’t heavy enough to replace a dictionary as a substitute dumbbell… Another victory for books!
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