Elaine Powers Figure Salon...
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#1 Sep 29, 2012
Does anyone on here remember the Elaine Powers Figure Salon in the Quakertown Shopping Center in the early 70s???
Worked there, sure wish I would have kept my "cheat sheet" of the floor exercises we use to do with the members every hour on the hour...
I remember some but not all... They were great and they worked...They were great for all ages...
Saint Clair, PA
#3 Oct 1, 2012
I was a member there, back from the day they opened.
However I had been involved in yoga, weights and jogging(before it was called jogging).
I was excited by having a place to go to exercise with others, but it wasnt just about exercise only. It was about weight loss.
I didnt need to lose wieght.
I stayed for whatever period it was under the terms of the contract.
Quakertown didnt have any fitness centers back then. They were the closest thing to having a fitness center.
I recall being very very bored the first few weeks.
They limited your time on the equipment and a workout in those first weeks ran for maybe 20/30 mins max!
That wasnt even enough time for me to break a sweat...lol
Evenutally I got disgusted with all of them and invested into my own equip.
#4 Feb 26, 2013
We did fire hydrants!!!!!!! I still put them inall of my classes
Alajuela, Costa Rica
#5 Nov 13, 2013
I remember Elaine Powers Fitness Studio in Ft.Lauderdale in the late 70's. I used to go there with my friend who was an instructor. It was fabulous. Every time I hear David Bowie I think of it. I have developed an exercise routine to the "Long After Dark" CD, Tom Petty, that covers the whole body and it's only 35 minutes and I have fun doing it. If you were an instructor, you can see which are the best songs for you to use on which parts you want to work on.
#6 Jan 9, 2014
Attended Elaine Powers in Lake Co., OH in 1970. They had a 3-part vibrating table that was supposed to boost matabolism -- it didn't! But it was wonderful for aligning the spine -- best posture I ever had until my membership ended. Anyone know what happened to those tables?
#7 Dec 25, 2014
I remember the vibrating machines. You could not use ten for extended periods of tme.
I experienced broken blood vessels frm the tigh barrels.
#8 Mar 12, 2015
i was member of elaine powers in Pa. the manager was a chain smoker.. i remember taking smoke breaks in between using the machine.... i remember the pull down bar. sitting backward on a bench and using the twist machine. and floor exercises every hour. belonging to elaine powers was a hoot.
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