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Seven Wonders of the Natural Fitness World

Have you ever noticed just how much the Seven Wonders of the World look like popular fitness equipment pieces? It’s uncanny. Below I have outlined the seven wonders (New7Wonders) and the remarkable resemblances they show toward fitness equipment items.

1. Great Wall of China

great wall of china and battleropes

The Great Wall of China is just your modern day, ancient battle rope. Imagine someone grabbing the end of the wall, lifting it up and performing the greatest gym exercise of all time by waving the wall around in an undulating, battle rope-esc movement. Astounding.

2. Petra

petra and power rack

Petra is just a giant power rack. Think about it. Strong, sturdy beams holding together a structure you can walk underneath… they’re basically the same thing. When it comes to fitness equipment, power racks will no doubt stand the test of time and remain standing for ages to come.

3. Christ the Redeemer

christ the redeemer and barbell set

This is an easy one. Staring at a picture of Christ the Redeemer, you might as well be watching a bodybuilder lifting a Bodypump Barbell Set. Watch as he blesses the world with his (or her) physical prowess. The burden of about one hundred kilograms weighs down on his (or her) soul, and yet he (or she) overcomes this challenge with quiet ferocity. A sweet acceptance.

4. Machu Picchu

machu picchu and weighted vest

Machu Picchu is nothing but a weighted vest. Surrounded by a thick mist (aka sweaty pits), it sits separated into tiny pouches of space, leaving enough room to fill it with heavy weights.  Trust me, I know what I am talking about.

5. Chichen Itza

chichen itza and plyometric boxes

You might as well drop everything you are doing right now and accept the fact that Chichen Itza is actually a collection of plyometric boxes. They are so similar I honestly have difficulty telling the difference when looking at pictures of both. My 15-month-old nephew even called the plyometric boxes ‘Chichen Itza’ while pointing at my plyometric box collection after I chanted the word in his ear for an entire afternoon. That’s no coincidence.

6. Colosseum

collosseum bumper plate

While many associate the Colosseum with the Bosu Ball, it is actually much more closely related to the bumper plate. Did you know that some locals of the Colosseum area refer to the structure as ‘La Bumper Colosseum’? True Fact.

7. Taj Mahal

taj mahal kettlebells

Believe it or not, I get stopped by tourists all the time asking me where to find the Taj Kettle-Mahal. Not only are these people in the wrong country, but they don’t even know how to tell the difference between the Taj Mahal and a kettlebell. While I can see how one might confuse the Taj Mahal and a kettlebell, it’s just ridiculous that people don’t know what country they’re in.