The Retro Family Exercises Together…

I have been looking through a lot of magazines from the 1970s and 1980s lately. A recurring ad that I have become fascinated with is this one for Universal gym equipment that talks about the advantages of a home gym while featuring a fit family positioned around the equipment.


I never met a family who worked out in their home gym together. I think the closest I saw to a family workout was when my friend’s father chased him out of the house for being annoying. Maybe, it is because I have never seen this behavior in action that I am so intrigued by the dynamics. Did anyone out there have a home gym that their whole family used? Did you spot one another or was it a one-at-a-time type situation? I need to know!


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