It's About Time

If you have ever spent more that 5 minutes with me, it is fairly obvious that I love fitness. I have learned so much (sometimes the hard way) in the 30 years that I have been teaching. What better way to share my passion than to start a blog and pass on the information that I share with clients on a day-to-day basis.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Love the 80's

We were required to wear a costume to work on Halloween.  My friend thought it would be very fitting if I went in traditional 80's workout attire since I am a trainer at a gym.  I am starting to wonder if she is really my friend.  There is a reason that those old leotards went out of style.  Giggles.  I was a good sport and was able to help bring lots of bad leotard memories to so many at the fitness club.  Once the belt was cinched up and the leg were warmers on, I had to resist the urge to do some of the old exercises.  Do you remember?

  • Windmills (Still not recommended today.)
  • Squat Thrusts (Thrust idea is still bad.)
  • High impact aerobics (Loved to flail my arms and legs around.)
  • Fire Hydrants (Remember Jane Fonda saying "Feel the Burn.")
  • Hip Lifts (Still and effective today if done properly and without a thong leotard.)
  • Burpees (Still used today.)
  • Balistic Stretching (Bounce, bounce, bounce.)
Do you also remember the fashion trends?
  • High cut leotards at the hip?
  • Thong leotards?
  • Leg Warmers (They're back.)
  • Spandex
  • Headbands
  • Belts (Worn inside and then pulled out at the hips.  (See Photo)
In spite of some serious fashion decisions back then, I am still grateful for having fitness and health in my life.  Feel free to share some of your 80's memories.


  1. this blog is great! haha i love the halloween costume :)

  2. That outfit takes me back to our Cedar City aerobic class in the 80's. You still look just as great!