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Eighties fitness pioneers: Where are they now?

- July 1st, 2012

Break out the leg warmers, headbands and neon lycra bodysuit.

Turn up Olivia Newton-John’s Let’s Get Physical on the ol’ ghetto blaster.

Yup, it’s time to play How Well Do You Know Your 1980s Fitness Icons?

The following fun piece was sent to the Keeping Fit blog and it’s too cool not to share:

They ruled the airwaves with their morning fitness shows and videotape workout series. But whatever happened to these trend-setting fitness fanatics? We did some digging, and here are a few blasts from our pasts with current status updates.

Tony Little

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Once dubbed “America’s Personal Trainer,” the ponytailed fitness guru has sold more than $4 billion fitness products via infomercials. Most memorable is the Gazelle elliptical glider, but recently Little has partnered with breakthrough fitness beverage Celsius. Celsius is the first and only negative calorie drink — shouldn’t be a hard sell for Little!

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Richard Simmons

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The New Orleans native captured America’s attention in the late ‘70s by sharing his own personal weight loss journey and sparked an aerobics craze in the ’90s with his series of “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” videos. Simmons continues to teach at his Slimmons studio in Beverly Hills, Calif., and can currently be spotted in Geico commercials.

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Jake Steinfeld

Jake Steinfeld

Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld is one of the fitness industry’s reigning icons internationally famous for being responsible for creating the personal fitness training industry more than 30 years ago. A street-smart entrepreneur, Jake continues to develop successful products, brands and businesses as Chairman and CEO of Body by Jake Global®. Jake is now revolutionizing the training industry for the digital age with the creation of FitOrbit 2.0, an online personal training platform that makes trainer and nutritionists affordable and accessible to everyone.

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Jane Fonda

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The Jane Fonda’s Workout was the highest selling home video of the 1980s, selling over a million copies. The video’s release led many people to buy the then-new VCR in order to watch and perform the workout at home. Fonda subsequently released 23 workout videos with the series selling a total of 17 million copies combined, more than any other exercise series. After a 15-year hiatus, she released two new fitness videos on DVD in 2010, aiming at an older audience.

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MMA star Couture’s favourite workout tunes

- September 3rd, 2010

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So what kind of music gets Randy “The Natural” Couture’s adrenaline pumping when he’s working out?

Well, take a gander at this list:

• “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” (Album Version)/Wang Chung
• “Hair Of The Dog” (Album Version)/Nazareth
• “Addicted To Love” (Edit Version)/Robert Palmer
• “Somebody’s Watching Me” (Album Version)/Rockwell
• “Celebration” (Single Version)/Kool & The Gang
• “All Right Now” (Single Version)/Free
• “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”/Kim Wilde
• “Gimme Three Steps” (Album Version)/Lynyrd Skynyrd
• “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)”/Elton John
• “The Boys Are Back In Town” (Album Version)/Thin Lizzy
• “Oh Sheila” (Album Version)/Ready For The World
• “Show Me The Way” (Live Version)/Peter Frampton
• “Heat Of The Moment” (Album Version)/Asia
• “Give It To Me Baby” (Album Version)/Rick James
• “All Star” (Album Version)/Smash Mouth

randy coutureIt’s the Randy Couture Mix, Volume 1, which was developed by the 47-year-old MMA superstar fighter for Don’t Quit Music — the world’s first digital fitness music label.

“Music gets my adrenaline going when I’m working out,” Couture, a former UFC titleholder, says in a press release, “and I wanted to help others by making available a playlist like one I would listen to. Don’t Quit Music is a great idea and I’m really happy to contribute to its goal of making it easier for people to get in shape and stay in shape.”

Don’t Quit Music is a partnership between Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and Body By Jake Global.