Sweat It Out, Jane Fonda Style, With '80s-Inspired Workout Gear

Jordan Julian

Believe it or not, retro exercise fads like the Thighmaster, Jazzercise, and Buns of Steel were the precursors to Peloton, Obé Fitness, and Instagram Live yoga sessions. In fact, you could say that '80s and '90s icons, like Jane Fonda and Suzanne Somers, were the original at-home fitness stars. In addition to bringing the gym into your living room, the vintage workout tapes offer a visual guidebook to '80s fashion. Think neons and lots of spandex.

Nostalgia has always been a major fashion trend, and that includes athletic apparel. You don't have to go digging through your mom's VHS tape collection to find outfit inspiration, though - we've rounded up our picks for the cutest retro-inspired workout gear ahead.


Get Ready to Slip on Your Spandex With These '80s Workout Costume Ideas