Do you think the battle of the bulge, the one against obesity not the one in World War II, just started a few years ago? You would be wrong. We Americans have been fighting our fat for decades.

The first exercise videos were not Jane Fonda or Richard Simmons, the first shape up, slim down videos hit the big screen in the 1930's, maybe even a few years earlier. What's funny is although the music may seem very outdated, the movements are still very effective in keeping the body loose, limber and trim.