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4 Winning Moments in Gym Class History

There’s more to gym class than towel snapping and poorly played games of volleyball. Not much more, but certainly enough for 4 really great stories! (Image credit: Flickr user The Library of Congress) 1. STRETCHING TO THE (VERY) OLDIES While Harriet Beecher Stowe was busy writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin, her sister Catherine Beecher was busy blazing a different [...]

Bodybuilders Through the Ages

Every age has its own bodybuilders and strongmen (and women, too). The late Jack LaLanne who passed away Sunday is one of a long line of fitness enthusiasts who drew fans, from Eugen Sandow to Arnold Schwarzeneggar. Pictured is the Great Sandow, who organized the first major bodybuilding competition in 1901. Link

Jack LaLanne RIP: 10 Facts About Jack LaLanne You Didn’t Know

Jack LaLanne at 92 (photo: nathancreminsino [Flickr]) The fitness guru Jack LaLanne has died. Now, many of you knew him only as an old man (albeit with a younger man’s trim physique) hawking his juicer, but Jack was a true pioneer in fitness and nutrition. In tribute to “The Godfather of Fitness,” here are Neatorama’s 10 Facts [...]