For decades, many Americans have been obsessed with the idea of getting the perfect body. Each year, people strive to make themselves look like models and actors, or just to get in better shape.
Catering to these aspirations, new companies regularly come along promising the secret solution to getting in better shape without having to work out as much or strain as hard. Whether it is a new workout plan or a revolutionary piece of equipment, people are always willing to try out new fitness fads, hoping that they will provide the desired results.
Many of these fitness fads go in and out of style very quickly. Some are gimmick weight loss tricks, and others are scientifically proven to be ineffective. Some of these fads can actually get people in better shape — so long as they can adhere to the program. Many people have a hard time sticking to exercise routines for a variety of reasons — including a lack of time, energy, or perseverance to work out regularly.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed fitness magazines, newspaper articles, and online publications to determine the exercise fad the year you were born.