I was recently reminded of the funny exercise videos that I used to do and take very seriously. This came about when I shared a funny video on Facebook. Another page that I follow, No Hope for the Human Race posted the newest awesomeness that is Prancercise and I was jokingly trying to recruit my friends to do it with me at a local park. Soon after, they all brought up my sordid past of purchasing every workout video under the sun.
Funny Exercise Videos
Body Flex Breathing Exercises: One glance at this video and you know it’s the 80’s. My friends and I used to do these exercises with a straight face. I have no idea how that was possible since when I watch it now I am both laughing hysterically and somewhat horrified.
The Firm: I actually loved these tapes and would probably still do them if I got them on DVD. I got awesome results from this series. But, the fact remains that the earlier videos were a little pornish. The instructors were all way too breathy and the music just screamed bow-chicka-wow-wow. The spin she does at the end of this video was our favorite part. My friends and I tried to nail that move every time.
Denise Austin: I loved me some Denise Austin, too, but boy she was a little nutty. She was so enthusiastic and spaztic and would even forget to do reps on one side sometimes. Her tapes were good and motivating, though. Just imagine what they would be like using modern video editing!
Those are just a few of the funny exercise videos that I used to do. The 80’s was full of them with their spandex and big hair! Makes me wonder what videos that we do seriously today will be considered funny 20-30 years from now.
Do you remember any of these workouts? Or, can you remember any other ones?