Check Out This Badass Workout From The Early 1900s

Grab your workout bloomers and get ready to sweat!

1. First, press play on this classic workout track: Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”

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Here’s some fascinating footage from the early 1900s of a woman getting one heck of a workout. First she shows a punching bag who’s boss. Then she picks up some bowling pin-like things which she whips around like nun-chucks. WTF?! Is this class offered at Equinox yet?

3. Check out the moves of this bowling pin-wielding lady here:

And here’s another lady (or the same one?) basically doing some hardcore weights. Girl Power!

5. See this lady do some 1900s-style arm exercises here:

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