Vintage Exercise Machines From The First Gym

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Dr. Gustav Zander, a Swedish physician known for inventing mechanotherapy, which was defined in 1890 as “the employment of mechanical means for the cure of disease.” Zander exhibited his exercise machines at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia where they won a gold medal.By 1906 Zander had established his first gyms with these machines in 146 countries.

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