Take a Look at the Fascinating History of Women's Exercise

Today, we're inundated with a huge selection of group fitness classes: yoga, Pilates, cycling—you name it. We've entered a very fitness-centric era—a "trend" we can certainly get behind. And while the 2010s are surely a time of social media–charged classes, the progression women have made in the workout world is incredibly fascinating (and empowering). We've moved from exercise machines that literally rubbed your body as a way to remove fat to HIIT (high-intensity interval training) sweat sessions. It's safe to say that within the past century, women have morphed into full-blown fitness badasses. Take a look at the progression of women's exercise trends through the ages below!

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