I'll never forget my mom doing those Denise Austin exercise videos in our living room when I was growing up. As a little girl, I used to work out to them with her (which could've planted the seed for my passion for health and fitness). I loved those videos, and the aerobic moves were super fun. My 7-year-old self would jump around the room with my bouncy blonde ponytail doing my best to mimic her every move in all their '90s cheesiness glory. But '90s cheese aside, we should really bring these 11 highly effective vintage exercise moves back soon. Because the truth is, they work! As a personal trainer and fitness instructor, I know that for sure (see, all those living room workouts with mom really did influence my future). And while some of these exercises are still commonly seen today, they nevertheless deserve some added recognition for their longevity.
I still remember some of Denise Austin's moves from her workout videos, even today. But, fast forward to 2018: With so many fitness trends that have come and gone, others seem like they're here to stay. Today, let's get back to basics. These moves are awesome even though they're totally vintage. Some of these may even be forgotten. And I guarantee if you do these exercises back to back, three times through, you'll feel like you never need to step foot in a gym. Get ready for a total body workout, throwback-style.