Fitness As Seen on TV
With fall just around the corner, I’ve been reflecting on the summer and just how good it has been to me this year. In fact, it may have been a little too good. I haven’t touched the scale all summer, but yesterday I mustered up the courage to step on and see what the consequences were of my summer over indulgence. To my great surprise it wasn’t that bad, but there were a few extra pounds there that ended up being the inspiration I needed to get back into a workout routine.
Although I enjoy working out, as I’ve aged, participating in activities that make me sweat profusely don’t provide the euphoric post-workout high like they used to. Now I just feel icky. A friend jokingly suggested that maybe I should try out one of the ‘As Seen on TV’ pieces of fitness equipment since they all seem to offer the promise of putting in minimal effort for maximum results. My mind instantly flashed back to some great infomercials for workout equipment that still crack me up to this day. Do you remember any of these?
Tony Little Gazelle. I know this was some piece of exercise equipment, but I can’t remember what it did. I was too distracted by the image of Tony Little’s ponytail bouncing off his back as he ‘gazelled’ his way into being fit.
Suzanne Summers Thighmaster. Who knew that squeezing two pieces of rubber-coated metal between your legs would transform your figure to that of a 1980s television vixen. (see picture above)
Ston-O-Max Turbo Body. It’s like having a trainer and a masseuse all at once! How great is that? You can sit on the couch eating all day and get your exercise and a massage.
Rock-n-Go Excerciser. I’m sure this meets the needs of some individuals, but I don’t think it’s their exercise needs.
Does anyone own any of these products and do they actually work?
Posted By: Shopping Shorty