Victor Records Health Exercises: a Vintage Daily Dozen
A bit of fun from the archives, this was a 3-record set from RCA Victor back in the early 1920s. Apparently, this was the ‘Charles Collins’ exercise program, and although I can’t find any extra information about him, I think he knew his stuff.
I’ve picked it to reproduce not to highlight how different things were back then, but how much they are the SAME. I’ve had to sacrifice a little image quality for readability, but they remain super easy to follow:
There are 12 exercises (a round dozen has always been the go-to number it seems), and you stretch, bend, twist and squat. There really isn’t much more your body can do than that!
I’ve included the original text and a review of each exercise, but remarkably have made very few changes, just the odd suggestion.
Go on, have a go at Victor Record 18916 AKA (from now on anyway) Charlie’s Dozen.
Richie Neville | Director
Internal Force Fitness