MacDonald Plaid Stamps Gift Catalog, 1969
All the latest (ca. 1969) exercise trends are here, pictured in a single photo. (That was quite a popular approach to catalog images in the 1960s – cram everything and a model into one shot.)
Slant board – Check. Tetherball – sure. Archery and Basketball sets- not in the house, kids! Weird vibrating belt massager thingee – not so sure about that one. Primitive tubular steel stationary bike – forward-thinking.
But then there’s that…sweatsuit. Literally. As in, a suit you sweat in. Described in the copy like this: the “‘Saunette’ vinyl suite seals in body heat. One size fits all.” Hmmm….I can just imagine. Wonder how that model was holding up under the hot studio lighting? Available for 2 1/4 books of MacDonald Plaid stamps, collected a few at a time, each time you bought groceries.
Just remember, someday, Crossfit will seem equally dated.