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.
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?