Call now! For a limited time only! Just $19.95 plus a bazillion dollars in shipping and handling. Many of us have fallen victim to at least one late-night infomercial promising us thinner thighs, six-pack abs and a slimmer, shapelier physique by next week if only we buy their newest exercise gadget right now. While most of these haven’t been proven to do anything except take our money and make us look ridiculous while furiously shaking that hand weight or attempting to ride around town on a machine that’s a strange cross between a treadmill and a bike, it’s worth taking note of some of them if, for nothing else, so we can remind ourselves that there are no quick-fix fitness remedies out there.
Take a look at our selection of the top eight weirdest exercise gadgets of all time and see if you agree. Then let us know which ones you’ve tried (we promise not to tell anyone!):