I seriously doubt this is a trend, but "Upcycled Gymnastics Equipment" on Trendhunterâ¢ suggests that making a funky table or bench is a good thing to do with your unused pommel horse. Two things make this unlikely to sweep the nation - a paucity of unused pommel horses (do you know anybody who has one lying around?), along with the possibility that one of your dinner guests might get carried away and send your expensive glassware crashing to the floor.
Perhaps nowhere is evidence of 40 years of industry growth stronger than in the area of commercial fitness equipment. To illustrate just how far the industry has come, we've collected examples of the first pieces of equipment produced by some of today's best-known manufacturers, as well as some of their most-recent products. When viewed side by side, the differences — from technological advancements to the influence of a shifting fitness culture — are stark.read more