Technostalgia

What Ever Became of…Fat Melting Jiggle Machines?

One constant theme throughout man’s technological development has been the desire for instant gratification. Why should we have to wait to do some thing the ‘slow’ or ‘old fashioned’ way when we can just invent a machine do do it for us? The realm of fitness and weight loss has always managed to be a diverse cache of intriguing solutions. There have been so many ideas developed that when one makes the big time you know it is a rare invention indeed. The vibrating belt weight loss machine was one such gem, captivating the world’s fitness consciousness for a brief shining moment.

Simply stand and lean against the belt as the machine does all the work! Those fat cells can’t help but be loosened and whisked away!

While the claims of weight loss magic may have been somewhat dubious, surely the soothing vibrating massage must have generated some positive results in relaxation and holistic well-being. Yet the stand up fat jiggling belt machine has been missing from gyms for years now.

Next time you dust off the ShakeWeight or your ThighMaster, think back to a real simple solution and wonder–what ever happened to those vibrating belt weight loss machines?

Images, in order of apperance from webmd.com, fitnessgurunyc.comfitho.in, dltanner1.blogspot.com, starling-fitness.com, alleewillis.com, diettogo.com, oddpedia.com, and squarecutfitness.com for a look at someone trying to bring this back!.

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