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Early 90s, ThighMaster: North American women dissatisfied with their unshapely bodies saw the ThighMaster as a godsend: It was their low-input ticket to the same slim thighs as the product’s spokesperson, Suzanne Somers. To cater to boomers’ increasingly busy lives and desire for instant results, manufacturers of the metal-tubed device emphasized that the product could be used even while parked in front of the television. (Courtesy Everett Collection)

Fitness flashback

From the ThighMaster to Tae Bo, boomers have done it all, writes Dakshana Bascaramurty in a photo gallery of fitness trends through the years