Thursday, September 13, 2012

Does Anyone Do Aerobics Anymore?

Dear Claire,

When I was growing up there this fantastic show called 'The 20 Minute Workout'.  It "starred" three nameless women who wore the most fabulous body suits, tights, sweatbands, and of course...leg warmers.

They had big hair, big blue eyeshadow, and did old-school aerobics for twenty minutes (hence the show's name).

Anyway, obviously you were suppossed to set up your workout mat in the living room and follow along, but I was just a kid so I just sat and watched. This was a time before 'Tree Hosue' so there clearly wasn't children's televison shows playing 24/7.

What I learned from watching this show is that doing aerobics sucks, but being in good health is important.

Hmmm...what's a girl to do?

Do something that gets your heart rate up, makes you sweat a bit, but most importantly - do something you enjoy!  If you pick something you actually like, it won't be so painful to go and do it.

Pick a sport, a dance class, circuit training, yoga, roller blading, running - try them all!

And if you don't like any of them, then I guess you'll just have to do 'The 20 Minute Workout' over YouTube. Sucker.

Love you when you're breaking a sweat!


  1. My favourite thing about those workout shows was when they would move the camera in a circle around the weird. Claire - I'm hoping to see you and Ella on So You Think You Can Dance someday - no pressure.

  2. Those programs were geared toward attracting male viewership... reliable male viewership. I remember hearing that program being referred to as sexy and I was a kid, myself... just very observant. Even in the past decade I've heard men talking about it at least once.