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THE BEST WORKOUT DVDS AND VIDEOS ARE HILARIOUSLY RETRO

Sep 24, 2013

The Best Workout DVDs and Videos Are Hilariously Retro

There’s already that bite in the air, letting us know winter’s just around the corner. The season of pumpkin pie, hot cocoa, and apple crisp coincides with weather that makes dragging our ever-growing butts to the gym a hassle and a half. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up the best workout DVDs of (literally) all time. You don’t even need to change out of your PJs to fit in one of these calorie-burning routines at any hour of the day.

Still lacking the motivation to gear up for even an at-home workout? With these visual aids you’ve got an added incentive: seeing your favorite '80s fitness icons in full-on retro regalia. It was a simpler time, when aerobics and spandex went hand in hand, and accessorizing your gym outfit with a neon headband and a strategically placed (above the navel) fashion belt earned you style points instead of confused stares.

Whether you’re partial to Alyssa Milano’s bedroom workout (and no, we’re not talking her recently “leaked” “sex tape”) or would rather sweat to some oldies with Richard Simmons in his prime, click through the slideshow above for workout DVDs you’ll be dying to pop in the player. Even if your only intention is to sit down with a bowl of popcorn and revel in their kitschy throwback glory, these DVDs belong in the collection of any fitness cinephile.

By Cordelia Tai

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