This weekend while doing some spring cleaning and thinking about how I was not running, I came across an old friend. Well a few friends… Yes, indeed. The Jane Fonda collection.
This was how I got into working out in high school. Literally. As I was telling the husband Tuesday night to his disbelief, I could be found working out to one of Jane’s tape’s nearly every night of the week. I remember coming home from school — going directly to work for 4 hours — then coming home to have a workout with Jane. What a bum I’ve become now! Haha.
I don’t really remember how I first got into Jane Fonda’s workouts, but my mom and I would always go to garage sales and thrift shops. Along the way I purchased a tape, loved it, and my fondness for Fonda grew. I then went on to collect almost all her tapes. The 1980s tapes remain my favorites. My last “score” was purchasing her 1982 original workout on VHS at Goodwill. That’s 29 years old if you are counting!
So Tuesday night I was feeling much better and opted to do some easier exercise — not at the gym. I selected Jane’s “Start Up” workout, an easy-going 25-minute tape to start or end your day. All my workout memories from high school began flooding back. At some point I stowed these tapes away. I opted to use the student recreation center in college. Then when I got my first job after graduation I joined the gym. When I moved to Fort Wayne I transferred my gym membership.
Somewhere along the way I forgot about my old tapes. I forgot about my dates with Jane. It feels good to be back! And I have another great X-Train alternative. Now if only these could be released on DVD! I must be about the only person in America with a VHS player still!
Please note Jane did release two workouts on DVD, which I purchased, however they are from the 1990s. None of her 1980s workouts (the best ones!) have been released on DVD.