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SHAPE Shares: It's Time for a Throwback


While perusing the Internet, we stumbled upon a gem of actor and comedian Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, explaining the origins of his character's signature dorky dance moves to Buzzfeed Rewind. This had us feeling a little nostalgic, so we decided to take a stroll down memory lane. Read on for some of our favorite fit throwbacks.

1. Uncovered photos of California in the '50s. When photographer George Tate left Texas for California, he told friends and family that he finally felt like he was at home. Tate worked as a freelance photographer for years and was drawn to things that were foreign to him, like the beach, the sun, and the health and fitness scene that was starting to gain popularity in California, his son told Slate magazine. Check out this article to see recently released photos of Muscle Beach in Santa Monica during the '50s and '60s.

2. What Manhattan looked like in 1969. Buzzfeed dug up some photos from a Life magazine spread that perfectly capture a hot, muggy day in New York City in 1969. Our favorite part? The amazing outfits!

3. Retro workouts that still get results. Some of your favorite fitness trends like Zumba, Jazzercise, and barre classes aren't exactly new to the scene, though they've enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity. There's a reason why these routines and classes are still around—they actually work!

4. Workout trends we wish would come back! Roller derby, croquet, raquetball, the list goes on. Here are seven workout trends from our friends at POPSUGAR Fitness that we secretly wish would make a comeback.

5. Fit secrets from old Hollywood glamour girls. From Marilyn Monroe to Greta Garbo to Audrey Hepburn, find out how the original list of sexiest celebs stayed in shape.

Photo courtesy of the Santa Monica History Museum via Slate magazine


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