I Tried A Vintage "Slimming" Exercise Machine And It Was The Worst


Jiggling away fat like it’s 1956.

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Even beginner yoga was too high-intensity for me. So when I heard about Fat Melting Jiggle Machines, I had to try them. The only problem? They no longer exist.

Since the 1920s, vibrating “slimming” belts have continually popped up as exercising fads. Most gyms used to have an exercise belt machine, though heaven knows why, because this shit sucks. More on that later.

Since the 1920s, vibrating “slimming” belts have continually popped up as exercising fads. Most gyms used to have an exercise belt machine, though heaven knows why, because this shit sucks. More on that later.

This woman from the 1960s is exercising using one of these “slimming” machines. She DOESN'T EVEN NEED WORKOUT CLOTHES, that's how easy this “weight-reducing” system is.

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