Ever wondered what the first gym looked like?

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To a first-time gym user, a floor full of equipment could seem daunting and intimidating, but at least it doesn't look like the machines from decades ago, when gyms were a new concept and few and far between. 

Back then, the gym equipment didn't necessarily cause you to break a sweat – you could choose if you wanted an active or passive workout, which may sound like defeating the purpose, but back then, goals were very different to ours today.

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