the Lord’s Legwarmers

Various Artists
“Firm Believer: A Complete Excercise Program Featuring Today’s Finest Christian Music”
DaySpring #DST-4105

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no icky girls allowed

Charles Roy Schroeder, Ph.D.
“Rope Jumping for Boys & Men”
Kimbo #1132

From the Back Cover:

“This is the only record that has been prepared strictly with the male in mind. The masculine approach is reflected in every aspect, including the musical selections, manual terminology, and use of a male in the manual illustrations.”

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‘nervous pudding in a girdle’

Bonnie Prudden
“Fitness For Teens”
WB #1594

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a perfect 10

Mary Lou Retton
“ABC Funfit”
1985, CBS #B6Z40161

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mi hogar es su hogar

Profesor Federico Vellanoweth
“Gimnasia en su Hogar”
discos CBS (Mexico) #HL-8153

“Gimnasia en su Hogar” (excerpt)


For some reason, I’ve had a deluge of emails about this exercise record from Mexico. What’s the deal? Here’s just a few:

Hi There, my name is Luis and we have been tasked to find an album from Profesor Federico Vellanoweth. I see in your site that there is an album called “Gimnasia en Su Hogar”. We are looking for a part called “Ejercicio 7″ and was wondering if it is in the Album “Gimnasia en Su Hogar”. Can you please let us know? Also, if it is possible could you give us information on the Label that put the album out and year.
– Luis

Hi My name is Alin, I’m live in Mexico, Guadalajara. How can I obtain one copy of your disc?”Gimnasia en su Hogar”. Because I need replace this disc for my mother. I broke one a few days ago. So, I like that you answer my question or tell me if I can buy this thing in another site. Thank you.Note: I’m not very well with English Language. Sorry

I am looking for more information about a record that you have called Professor Vellanoweth…… Who do I have to contact to get more information such as who owns the masters for this disk…..what label is putting it out ect……

I’m wondering if you have any information on where I can obtain any Vellanoweth exercise records that you have posted on your web site. Thanks in advance.
– Dagoberto

I wonder if u can sell me in mp3 format the one called Federico Vellanoweth,u only have 40 seconds, thanks please write me back.Cause my mother when she was young she make excersice with it, and now she told me if i can find a copy she wants to make excersice with it.
– Rosario

Don’t ask me why but I was looking for the origins of the Vellanoweth last name and I found your site.
The reason people ask you about this record ‘Gimnasia en su hogar’ is because the band Kinky sampled Ejercicio 7 for once of their songs included in their first album(released in 2001 I think). Hope it helps.
– Jorge


I had to laugh at your remark on the mail you’ve received from Mexico about the Vellanoweth record. Let me explain. Way long before exercise became the industry it’s become, they showed this exercise program on Mexico City TV, in the 60s (black and white TV), and many of our mothers worked out to it. Interestingly, many of the routines this Vellanoweth guy had are now used in Pilates. Since there was no commercialism, the record you have is quite the little jewel, as I doubt there are many of them around.
– G. Feher, Mexico City

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family workout

Bonnie Prudden
“Keep Fit Be Happy”
Warner Bros. B1358

Erasing Pain

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The Thighs of Texas

Irlene Mandrell
Panda Productions #1002

Selected track titles:
Thighs of Texas
Saddle Bag Stomp
the Pecos Pull


A friend saw Texersize on your site and emailed it to me. I produced that album. It seems to be in good company with the other selections you have in that category. It was fun to make and is fun to listen to and participate with. BTW there are some fantastic and famous Texas musicians performing on this album. Texersize, the exercise of Texas!

Andy Murphy
Panda Productions Austin, Texas

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in the Days before Spandex

Susan Carroll
“Milady, your figure!”
Capitol #L224 (10″)

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That’s a good start!

Debbie Drake

“How To Keep Your Husband Happy”
Epic #BN 26106

From the Back Cover:
Checklist for keeping your husband happy:
1. Firm and graceful body.
2. Be at home when he arrives. (If you must work, try to arrange it so you’re home first.)
3. Clothes, sexy – for your evenings home.
4. Be interested in him and the things he does.
5. A good conversationalist.
6. A bright smile over morning coffee.
7. Nice voice (keep it soft and musical; also a pretty laugh.)
8. Excess fat (taboo).
9. Well-set hair (brushed and clean).
10. Mentally alert (try reading).
11. Pin-curls (if they are a must, pin up after the lights are out and wear a bed cap.)
12. Perfume – just for him, when he’s home.
13. A regular manucure.
14. A weekly pedicure.

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JD Feelgood and the Nashville All Stars
“”Aerobics Country Style”
Looking Good #1009

From the Back Cover:

“Hey now, glad you could join us. There’s a movement sweeping the country. Getting stronger every day. A whole lot of folks are dedicated to spending time improving their bodies. It doesn’t take a whole lot of time. Just a good measure of determination.  And a well-planned program.”

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