Wallace M. Rogerson

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Wallace M. Rogerson, President of the Wallace Institute of Chicago, was an early 20th-century era exercise leader who made exercise records for the phonograph like “Get Thin to Music,” and presaged the work of Jack LaLanne.[1] Wallace Rogerson founded the Wallace Institute around the turn of the 20th century[2] and offered in-person physical training and developed Wallace Records, or Wallace Reducing Records. A 09/06/2011 PBS "History Detectives" broadcast found that Wallace Records preceded a competitor (named Camp) in marketing records for (largely women's) exercising for weight reduction.

Rogerson's Wallace Institute is not to be confused with another Wallace Institute, which ceased operating September 1, 2002.

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  1. ^ 09/06/2011 Transcript of PBS History Detectives Broadcast on Wallace Rogerson, and others
  2. ^ Official Reference Book, Press Club of Chicago, 1922

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