Home fitness is all the rage! And that means the Fernie Museum Historical Spa and Fitness Centre is bringing back the original functional exercise doohickey: the Indian Club! Yes, this oddly-shaped piece of wood has been keeping fitness buffs like Persian soldiers, Sikh strongmen and Queen Victoria in fighting shape for hundreds of years. It’s time to get physical!

Credits:

Techno drum loops 128 bpm

By DJFroyd

https://freesound.org/people/djfroyd/sounds/330574/

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Workhouse Inmates

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St_Pancras_QE2_142.jpg

Various authors for Cassell & Co. / Public domain

Typewriter Advertisement

Source: Clotho98/ Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/clotho98/3863141946/in/photostream/

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Indian Wrestler

Paratha Sarathi Sahana / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:India_wrestling_akhara_training.jpg

“No really, You are Not Going to Regret This

Francis Hayman / Public domain

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clive.jpg

British Army c. 1900

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Sokoljan2 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

After Thomas Lawrence / Public domain

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Donald Dinnie

Unidentified photographer / Public domain

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/DDChair1.JPG

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photo: unknown; file: James Steakley / Public domain

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photo: unknownscan: James Steakley / Public domain

Ipswich Indian Club team

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indian_club_swinging_team,_St_Paul%27s_Young_Men%27s_Club,_Ipswich,_1890s.jpg

Unknown author / Public domain

Club swinger, no. 1 / Indian club swinger / Early Edison camera tests / Newark athlete

William K. L. Dickson / Public domain- Cropped at beginning and End

Source: Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/item/00694134/

Queen Victoria

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Queen_Victoria,_c.1870._(7936242480).jpg

National Media Museum from UK / No restrictions

Bowen Gymnastics Club Swinging

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See page for author / Public domain

https://compass.fivecolleges.edu/object/mtholyoke:29402

Suffragettes with tartan sashes

LSE Library / No restrictions

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suffragettes_with_tartan_sashes,_c.1908._(22302489623).jpg

Punch cartoon-Suffragette

Arthur Wallis Mills / Public domain

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suffragette-that-knew-jiujitsu.jpg

© 2016 Fernie & District Historical Society
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