What I want to approach with this post is the rockabilly culture and working out. How much do you workout? What do you do for your workouts? I know a few rockabilly guys who are into weightlifting, my boyfriend just made his second-degree black belt in taekwondo in August, and I have some friends who were doing roller derby for a while.
Exercise started to become en vogue slowly in the 1940s. It might have become popular quicker had WWII not have happened. What happened in the 1940s that you might totally know all about because of popular film? This:
Maybe that gave home exercise a boost. I haven't quite researched it in depth.
I have a selection of pictures of people working out. I'll leave a tag so you know who they are and what they're doing, etc. Maybe it will inspire you to join a class or to keep going to the gym or something. If you are one of those people who don't like gym class, let me tell you, I was one of those people...until I figured out what I liked to do. Try some new stuff. You'll find your niche.
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|Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh working out|
|Abbye Eville, 1940s, Weight-lifting Queen|
|1940s and 1950s, Charles Atlas, Weight-lifter|
|Jack Lalanne, 1950s, Excercise Television Icon|
|Marilyn Monroe, 1950s, Avid Runner|
|Marlon Brando, 1950s, at the gym|
|Esther Williams, Champion Swimmer|
|Sean Connery, came in 3rd in the 1950s Mr.Universe Competition|