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Jane Fonda's Still Got It

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I was lucky enough to get a secondhand set of Jane Fonda's Step Aerobic video and Aerobic Steps back when Tara was a baby, so 15 years ago, more or less.

Took me a few weeks to build up to a full session on a decent step height, and I was in my mid 30s at the time.

Fast forward several house moves, and losing the whole kit 'n' caboodle during one of the moves, and one day a Sparkteam member on London and the South East mentioned her videos were on You Tube.

Sadly, not the step aerobic one I had, but a couple of walking aerobic ones are there, among others, so I thought I'd see how she makes out against my walking fave - Leslie Sansone

This is Jane Fonda's Walking Cardio Workout: Level 1 Video:


And this is her Walking Cardio Workout: Level 2:


I don't know how long ago these videos were made (she is now 75), but she lets slip during one of the two videos that she has had her left knee replaced, AND her right hip!

Well, I was able to keep up comfortably with her during the level 1 video, but betcha by golly wow! Level 2 had me huffing and puffing and struggling to keep up by the end! It was a terrific workout!

My only slight criticism is that she doesn't tend to keep to the beat of the music, which I find a tad distracting at times.

Other than that, she has you working good and hard, and they are well worth trying out. 18-20 minutes of aerobics and 6-8 mins of stretches after. A complete workout in each video.

I am finding more and more these days that You Tube is an absolute goldmine of Exercise videos. If someone has come up with an exercise routine, chances are there is something available on You Tube these days.

Why don't you have a poke around and see what there is. You may be pleasantly surprised! :-)
Lex xxx
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    thank you.
    I can't wait to try these.
    She still looks great,
    1848 days ago
    Never thought of using youtube for exercise videos, great info, thanks for the share!!
    1849 days ago
  • ROSE284
    I think one of her aerobics videos is on youtube. Let me have a look and I'll pop you a link if I can find it again!
    1851 days ago
    Great idea using youtube. I'll have to check out the exercise videos!! Thanks!!!
    1852 days ago
    Yeah, I used Taebo with Billy sooooo much on youtube, I felt guilty, and purchased it. emoticon

    1852 days ago
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    1852 days ago
    Thanks for the tip!
    1853 days ago
  • 3016DEBRA
    I would give my left "itty bitty" to look like her at 75, am I right?!?! emoticon
    1853 days ago
    Thanks for this info. I don't have time to ck out u-tube yet, but I will. I know her old workouts were exhausting, but good. I ordered her latest about a year ago. I really Enjoyed it. Maybe that's the one on u-tube....don't know. I find if a person is not With the Music, I just start looking off, and not at them. Occassionally looking at the Screen. That way if I am outta step or ahead of her because of the beat, I am ok with it. LOL
    I need to get back into my Wii games, they kick my butt :)
    1853 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Sometimes the classics are the best! Enjoy your workouts with Jane!
    1853 days ago
  • DAWN14163
    Her Workout was the first fitness video I bought and I used it until the tape wore out! I was so disappointed to not be able to find a replacement on dvd. Then, just a few weeks ago, I discovered it on YouTube - yay! I didn't know she'd done others, thanks for the links, I'll give them a try emoticon
    1853 days ago
    I've got her entire 1983 workout in my playlist, it's much harder than any of the more modern workouts I've got. It's also harder than it was in the 80's! It's killing me, but I'm persevering! emoticon
    1853 days ago
    Amazing lady , I recall her 80s aerobic workouts...still have the LP (yes the vinyl!!) and the book!
    And the leg warmers.....somewhere!! emoticon
    1853 days ago
  • JANAMP09
    Wow - as I read this I remember her hair as always being in place :)
    1853 days ago
    LOL I had to read this blog. I just thew out some old vhs tapes I had of her because I don't have a vcr anymore. I worked out to her when I was in high school and right after I had my son ... when I was skinny!

    Yes I would imagine she still has it. She was a pioneer for the fitness movement.

    Not keeping time to the music would drive me NUTS though.

    Thanks for the links, I'll take a look.

    Good luck on your fitness journey!

    1853 days ago
    I know there are people who don't like Jane Fonda because of her political views. But, at 75, she does look great. Even if she did have some work done, she still had to do a lot of work to maintain her figure.

    She's proof that women can be fit as they grow older. That age isn't a barrier to long term good health.

    1853 days ago
    1853 days ago
    She sure looks good Thank you
    1853 days ago
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