I love 80s music. I don’t care what anyone thinks. It’s my favourite. When I had a car, the radio was permanently set to the 80s on 8 station of my satellite radio and given the chance, I basically only sing 80s pop songs at karaoke. My bachelorette party was 80s themed, I have dressed as something from the 80s for a theme party or Halloween numerous times and I own an impressive collection of 80s themed attire, some of which I actually wear normally. SO, when I stumbled upon the 80s aerobics workout classes at Frame, I nearly leaped with joy. I have been fantasizing about something like this for years. I signed up immediately. Cost was no object. I would literally have paid any price (Shh! Don’t tell them!)
My first class was basically the highlight of my life. Naturally, I arrived dressed in some 80s inspired gear. Though I was the only person in anything even remotely 80s, I didn’t care. I couldn’t wipe the grin off my face.
After a brief warmup, we got on the floor for some Buns of Steel inspired strength training. This was killer! All I could think about was Brittany Murphy in the movie Clueless saying, “And Cher, my buns. They don’t feel nothin’ like steel.”
We followed that up with some ab work and some jumping around with 1.5kg free weights. Then the cardio portion started and I basically lost my mind when We Built This City came on. I know this has been rated the worst song ever made, but I don’t care. It’s fun and catchy and it makes me happy.
The best part about this class was that it was super easy. Usually going to a new fitness class is an awkward experience where you spend the entire thing being one step behind everyone else. The moves were simple and easy to follow so I felt like a pro, even though it was my first time. This would be a great class for beginners – assuming of course, that you like music by Madonna, Michael Jackson and Duran, Duran… to name a few.
I had a blast. The hour flew by. I smiled ear-to-ear the entire time while singing out loud to all my favourite songs. I just felt like I was dancing at my own personal party. I looked like a fool. And I didn’t care a bit. It was glorious.
Sign me up for the Class Pass. I will definitely be back.