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The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.

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Jan 2, 2017

Happy New Year! Are you ready to make this year the best year of your life? Are you going to get off the couch, throw out those Christmas cookies, join the gym, and get that heart beating?! Well, what are you waiting for!?

I bet you’re at the gym right now, about to step on the machine we’ll be talking about in this episode! Get ready to learn about how you’re about to use a machine that went from its beginnings as a human-powered heavy-lifter to a form of prison punishment to becoming the most popular piece of cardiovascular exercise machinery.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind The Treadmill!

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