Top Fitness Celebrities Of The 80s

In terms of fitness, the 1980s were amusing since there were no slick, edited IG videos. VHS cassettes, fitness television shows, and other cheesy throwbacks were all that remained of the 1980s. Nevertheless, they contributed to the development of the fitness sector, and many of them will still be influential in 2021. Since fitness is a lifestyle, not a fad, for the real ones. Here are some of the most flashy fitness celebrities ever.

Janice Fonda

In the 1980s, Grace and Frankie’s star was the quintessential “it” girl. She released the extremely popular exercise video Jane Fonda’s Workout in 1982. She followed up with over 20 additional training DVDs after selling millions of copies, making her series one of the best-selling successes of all time. This elevates Jane to the status of one of our top models along with her activism.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Nobody can dispute The Terminator’s status as the 80s’ leading fitness icon. This gigantic bodybuilder has made too many achievements since the 1970s to list them all. He achieved enormous commercial success thanks to his exercise DVD Shape Up With Arnold, and his book Arnold’s Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding is still used as a bodybuilding reference today.

Stephanie Locklear

Like several of the other women on this list, Heather began her career as an actor. However, after being contacted about fitness films, she developed her own and had Personal Training Sessions taped, in which she was seen wearing fashionable leotards.

 Suzanne Somers

Suzanne, like Fonda, first became interested in fitness after she began performing. Her main source of fame is a product rather than a video series. The first ThighMaster was created by Somers, a device that she continues to support and that is still popular today. She also authored numerous books on health, hormone replacement after cancer, and anti-aging.

Denise Austin

Denise still commands respect in the fitness world today and maintains her glamorous appearance from the 1980s. Before she hosted her own exercise show and made her own films, we first saw her as a co-host on The Jack LaLane Show at the start of the 1980s. She currently has over 100 films and DVDs and has served as an inspirational fitness symbol for decades.

Jake Steinfeld

You’ve probably heard of Body By Jake. That’s because it’s been widely employed since the 1980s until the present. Steinfeld has built a fitness empire that includes television networks and cutting-edge exercise equipment. He coaches celebrities like Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg. One of the first to transition from VHS to digital material, this businessman invented FitTV.

Raquel Welch

Just the sight of this babe’s figure was enough to draw attention to her video. When she wore the recognizable bikini in One Million Years B.C., the majority of people got their first glimpse of her amazing physique. The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program was then made available. Because she included Hatha yoga poses, it stood apart from other programs at the time.

Tony Little

We all remember this guy for his flashy manner and salesmanlike demeanor. that ponytail, too. After more than 30 years as a pioneer in the fitness industry, he was honored with induction into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2006. Although we’ll always remember his corny catchphrases on late-night infomercials, there is one thing we can’t dispute: he has always had a strong interest in the wellbeing of the general public.

Tamilee Webb

In the 1980s, this fitness diva produced Abs of Steel and Buns of Steel, which combined brought in more than $10 million in sales! She also had a television program that was a huge success. It appears that her commitment to fitness has enabled her to maintain her youthful appearance.

Fabio Lanzoni

His lusciously long golden hair and hefty build made him a popular choice for romance book covers. He was picked up by fitness magazines after appearing on the covers of books and magazines, and he quickly rose to prominence in a field he loved. He then went on to star in his own workout video and write a book, both of which were hugely successful.

Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons is primarily remembered for his delivery and the bedazzled, loud outfits (and incredibly short shorts) that went with them rather than his moves alone. Nevertheless, he was the driving force behind numerous weight loss transformations all over the world, and he has always had a body-positive outlook, even when it wasn’t pleasant. He is most well-known for his song Sweatin’ to the Oldies.


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