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SlimSlide Fitness Quest
The 80s marked a whole new era in fitness gadgetry, as millions of American women started looking for something a little stronger than aerobics to get their post-disco booties in shape. One of the most idiotic schemes was the SlimSlide, a cardio workout that used a piece of plastic called a “fitness slide.” You slipped nylon covers over your shoes and shimmied left and right along with a videotape, and since you weren’t picking your feet up and down there was less wear and tear on your cartilage. Needless to say, it didn’t work and quickly was relegated to the dustbin of history.