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You know that working out should be a regular part of your routine, and that variety is key when it comes to ensuring your workouts stay fresh, remain effective and are interesting enough to keep you coming back for more (like, three to five times per week more).

But even the best of us have fallen for a fitness trend or two over the years. And who wouldn’t, given the myriad infomercials, workout DVDs and trendy gear that comes with these fads.

Benenden Health has decided to highlight these trends over the years, with an amazing video of a woman doing 100 years of trends in just 100 seconds. From the gentle stretching of the 1910s and 1920s, to the hoola-hooping of the 1950s, to the the Tae Bo craze in the 1990s, this video covers all of the aerobic exercises that have taken over women’s health classes for decades.

The point? While it’s all fine and well to log extra sweat sessions to the latest and greatest new thing, health should be a lifetime commitment. In order to do that, try and find exercise that floats your boat — even if it doesn’t necessarily fall into the health craze du jour.

Take a look at the video for yourself:

What was your favourite fitness decade? Tell us in the comments below.