Throwback Thursday – Working out in the 80’s, spandex edition

If you’re old enough you may remember the sweet workout outfits of the 80’s and early 90’s.  You know, those lovely spandex get ups with the high cut legs.  If you aren’t old enough to remember, don’t worry, I searched the internet for some of the best gifs I could find from back in the day.

So, in celebration of Throwback Thursday, let’s get physical, and check out some of the best workouts from the 80’s and early 90’s….the spandex edition.

workout 80s

Check out the guy on the right….Patrick Swayze or Patrick Swayze wanna be?


Jane Fonda ruled the workout scene in the 80’s and girl still looks like a million bucks.

Just Jack

So many questions…….


Is it just me or did this gif just clarify that John Travolta is truly creepy?

swifty style

But I keep cruisin, can’t stop wont stop movin….shake it off, shake it off….

horny 80's

Why all the hip thrust in the 80’s and 90’s? Was this really the most effective and only exercise anyone ever did?

caitlyn jenner

Even Caitlyn Jenner had a video back when she was Bruce…

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt can wear anything…seriously.

80s style workout

See? Another hip thrust….

And that concludes our look back at the spandex workouts of the 80’s and early 90’s.  When I was putting this together I couldn’t help but think what a cool costume some of this workout wear would make for a costumed race or even Halloween.


See? Great costume, right?

Do you remember any of the workout shows that were on TV in the 80’s and 90’s?  I used to watch Denise Austin and that dude in Hawaii, his name was like Gilad or something.


6 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – Working out in the 80’s, spandex edition

  1. I never found Fabio attractive. JT and the guy behind him – creepy. I don’t remember the men workouts.
    I had Kathy Smith videos ( think that’s her name).

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