Nowadays popping down to the gym after a hard day’s work is a commonplace event. With an abundance of fitness apps, 24-hour gyms, and a vast amount of celebrity endorsed diets, getting fit has never been easier, or has it?

Judging by this picture taken in 1973 at Woodside Community Centre, past generations were pretty much a fit bunch. Pictured is 90-year-old Emily Shemilt, showing the youngsters how it should be done.

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Testing those BMI levels, Derek Westin during a fitness course held at Eastfield Secondary School, Lightcliffe, in January 1970.

In 1972, under the direction of Ivy Dutson, 51 members of the Yorkshire Keep Fit Association were ready to take their perfected fitness demonstration all the way to London’s Albert Hall, London.

The perfect way to work out in 1977, lift weights at the Apollo Health Centre in Petergate. Just half-an-hour at lunchtime could make all the difference between fitness and flab.