Tri-City Herald - - Local News -

1963 | The YMCA had its first night of a fit­ness pro­gram ti­tled, Fo­cus on Fit­ness, a class that had a Tri-City Her­ald re­porter feel­ing like a herd of buf­faloes had run over him. The class was de­signed for mid­dle-aged (25-40) men. In­struc­tor Howard Chitty showed a group of mid­dle-aged men how to get rid of that paunch and firm mus­cles. They tried bas­ket­ball, sit-ups, squat thrusts and chin-ups and in­tro­duced the class to a ne­far­i­ous de­vice that re­sem­bles a ver­ti­cal peg board, stretch­ing

20 feet from the floor of the gym.

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