Remember Mark Wahlberg and the funky bunch, telling us to feel those… “good vibrations”? You know, the “sweet sensations”? Well, there was a piece of workout equipment created for that very reason, and it was called the Vibro-Belt.
Electronic muscle stimulation is still very much alive and well on the late-night shopping channel!
The Dumbbell Cane
So you have a cane, and then you attach a dumbbell to it. Voila! You have a dumbbell cane. Now what? You swing it of course! This somewhat glorified bludgeoning device was designed to be swung around as you walked, resulting in an “effortless” workout.
This may have worked if it was more than 10 pounds. If you see someone holding this piece of equipment we suggest you run!
Toning Workout Gear
Ever browsed the athletic wear section of the department store and been drawn in by a tag that says “sculpting” or “toning”? Yeah, same. Anywho, Reebok actually got in trouble for their “toning shoes and apparel.”
Sure, it may slim you a little and make you more aerodynamic — but does it really tone you, or is it just an illusion? Unfortunately, most of the time a pair of pants is just that... a pair of pants.
Apparently, these babies were designed in Switzerland — and they’re definitely a very unique-looking piece of footwear. They're almost like wearing trampolines on your feet so prepare yourself to feel the bouncing action — which apparently helps you burn more calories.
We know classes have been structured to include these er…jumping shoes. Would you try them out? Or are they a little out-there (or rather up-there) for you?
Big Wheel Skates
Skating was definitely a fad for many years, and it’s also pretty fun to cruise around on wheels. You may even remember seeing advertisements for Chariot Skates and Land Rollers — but let’s be real here, do you think they even give you a proper workout?
Apparently, these are built for those who want to take their skating to the next level and perform tricky stunts. We wonder if the saying goes "the bigger the wheel, the harder you fall?" Hopefully not, because as you can see, these wheels are rather large.