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Sexually Suggestive AS SEEN ON TV Exercise Equipment | WTF Friday

May 28, 2010

We all know the AS SEEN ON TV products that hock the next best product that will lift and tone, strengthen and tighten, all in a few minutes a day and for very little investment. What I can’t understand, is how they all manage to put you in sexually compromising positions or include the use of fallic looking devices:

Possibly the most famous example of this is Suzanne Somers and her ThighMaster:

Bally’s newer yet still seductive version:
Same idea

It’s hard for this thing to NOT be suggestive:

woman using thighmaster

The new craze ShakeWeight, notorious for commercials of bouncing moobies and boobies, is now in the running to overtake Somer’s thrown as the most sexually charged exercise equipment around:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S3C4AC908w

Shakeweight in use

The Neckline Slimmer. That’s right girls, build those muscles, your men will be proud! (And HAPPY!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSpUaTPKkCk

Rock and Go Exerciser- I’m not going to say what this looks like, but let’s say it wasn’t uber popular because people felt “weird” sitting on it.

weird exercise equipment
Maybe it’s the arrows that make this Fitness Quest Leg Magic Ultra machine look suggestive?

open wide fitness lady

Back2Life has been prepping couples for copulation since early 2000:

woman on her back legs up

And just for good measure, check out this “Booty Ballet” offered:

booty ballet yoga

OK so maybe not sexual, but definitely suggestive, I couldn’t make fun of exercising without throwing in good old Richard Simmons!

richard simmons posing provocatively

So yes, I say “WTF As Seen on TV exercise equipment inventors? How are you guys such marketing geniuses?!”  Remember- sex sells! Keep up the good work…

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  • Reply Workoutwarehouse.com June 3, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    It’s crazy the amount of questionable marketing that goes into promoting a product. Why don’t we just let the products sell themselves.

  • Reply Shane July 31, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    That image of Richard Simmons is disturbing to say the least. But as far as suggestive new products, don’t forget about the Ab Circle where a persons boots is bent over and swinging back and forth.

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