Thursday, May 19, 2011

Get in shape, girl!

After a workout, I really enjoy a nice piece-a fruit.

Please please, can a fellow grew-up-in-the-eighties-early-nineties reader say they, too, had Get in Shape, Girl?! It was an "exercise program" for little girls, totally cashing in on the Jane Fonda aerobics craze. I was SO INTO IT, especially because my mom taught aerobics and it gave me my own little moves. There was a cassette tape with a manic lady shouting out commands and little weird weighted bangles, I think? I need to find this on ebay and get Harps gettin' in shape stat!

10 comments:

  1. LOL never had it, but totally remember it. Ah, the 80s.

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  2. You had two sets of it! And there were blue terrycloth "heavy" elasticized wristlets as well as the headband...haha... Feel the burn!

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  3. Sadly, I know not of this video, but my sibs and I did love a "Mousercize" aerobics video that we checked out from the library. It was a mix of kids + and instructor + Mickey Mouse.

    We were just plain scandalized by the hip thrusts done on the floor and that was at a time when we weren't quite sure what was so scandalous about it. But there was no stopping the obvious wrongness of a 10 year old thrusting his hips up and down in shiny shorts.

    I also have the cool down song from that video memorized and it comes into my head - oh - EVERYTIME I'm stretching after a workout. "Cool down, cool down - you've earned the right. Slow down, slow down, you poor poor muscles are tense and tight. You know that it feels soooooo gooood....to cool down, cool down"

    Now that I think about it, that whole video was full of innuendo.

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  4. I remember Mousercize! I was just thinking about it yesterday for some reason. I just watched, I never exercised.

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  5. I think we had that Mousercize thing too! Or something similar... It had a mashup of the Village People and Dobald Duck singing 'Macho macho duck'. The 80s, how I miss you!

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  6. @mom: i had two?? lucky lady! i swear we found the tape a few years ago, pre-move. maybe we can dig it up this summer for harps.. *cue frantic hunt*

    @nav: this cracked me up. i think you should make a vid, singing your cool down song. sexaaaaay.

    oh, the 80's really were a special time for us all.

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  7. Dearest blue jean amy and other Moucercise fans...I found this on You Tube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Mw3ENayQU&feature=related

    I don't even have to tell you to enjoy it, do I? I just know you will...

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  8. F'ing inCREDible.

    I can't believe you found it!

    How did this happen? How did people think this was...okay?

    For some reason, the line: "You've earned the right" is my favorite. Ludicrous!

    And the kids aren't even snickering! They deserve Oscars.

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  9. DANCIN KIM? ANYONE?

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