80s Aerobics at Frame Kings Cross

80s workoutI 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.”

buns of steel clueless

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.

80s aerobics at Frame

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.

A collection of some of my favourite 80s outfits over the years. And now I look crazy.

A collection of some of my favourite 80s outfits over the years. And now I look crazy.


  1. Kathy April 16, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    So funny! I proudly remember my pink tights and bright pink body suit I wore to aerobics classes back in the ’80’s (I’m a bit older then you). I loved these high energy classes and when they turned up the music for the aeorobic portion of the class, I couldn’t wait to get going!

    • thoughtsandpavement April 17, 2016 / 8:23 am

      I love it. I was born in the early 80s, so I missed actually being a part of this trend. Though I do remember watching my mom at her classes and her impressive collection of lycra. 🙂

  2. Terri MacDonald April 16, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    I still have some 80’s workout clothes. Teal one piece full leg body suit.

    • thoughtsandpavement April 17, 2016 / 8:13 am

      Amazing! I may need to borrow that one day 🙂

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