The Treadmill's Dark and Twisted Past

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Did you know that treadmills were actually designed as punishment devices? Check out this short history of what has now become a staple of fitness centers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to launch research into other hard labor forms of punishment, penal colonies, and laws regulating treatment of prisoners
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