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The history of fitness goes back to early man's need for physical strength and speed while hunting. As the centuries carried on and individual cultures developed, human beings became more sedentary. This lead to an interest in fitness not as a necessity of survival, but as an important aspect of a long, healthy life. Fitness equipment has been key to this change, helping generations of people from around the world shape and condition their bodies.