When I was growing up there were definitely fewer fat kids running around. Even the fat kids weren't really that fat compared to today's standards. It's no surprise, after all we spent more time running around outside, an even when we were staying put, our toys and games were basically designed to make us exercise.\nIn fact, some of these toys were better than going to the gym. We had instant access to equipment for cardio, ab work, leg work and even toning. And the best part is, you were just playing and having fun without realizing you were getting a pretty good workout.\nHere are 10 toys that we had in the 90's that were better than going to the gym. (Yes, I'm aware some were invented earlier)\n1. Skip It\nThis is probably the only reason I have a decent resting heart rate.\nBuy one here.\n2. Fisher Price Skates\nThe amount of energy it took to make these concrete wheels spin was monumental.\nBuy them here.\n3. Big Wheels\nAt first it was easy. But eventually you wore out all the tread on the front wheel and it would skid every time you tried to ride it, so it became quite the effective leg workout.\nBuy one here.\n4. Pogo Ball\nThe only shitty part about this was when the ball would come out of one side.\nBuy one here.\n5. Jump Ropes\nYou were either toning your arms or getting a great leg workout.\nBuy one here.\n6. Pogo Stick\nMy personal record was 1 hop. But I burnt a ton of calories trying to get 2 in a row.\nBuy one here.\n7. Moon Shoes\nSo much energy spend trying to get half an inch off the ground. It was so depresing to realize you could jump higher without them.\nBuy them here.\n8. Devil Sticks\nNot gonna lie, I still play with these.\nBuy one here.\n9. The Elastic Game\nProof that we were the last generation that could make a game out of anything.\nBuy one here.\n10. Hoola Hoops\nDo it for 10 minutes, see how much your core hurts.\nBuy one here.