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Today we bring you the history of how fitness got sexy. Yay aerobics!

Aerobics became the first modern exercise craze dominated by women in both practice and aesthetics. At the height of aerobics-mania in 1986, Time magazine reported 24 million Americans were practicing the dance-driven fitness fad, and 90 percent of them were women.
Fonda will probably own the term itself in the public imagination until the last fuzzy leg-warmer returns to the earth. But the term was actually coined by a Harvard-trained Air Force doctor named Kenneth Cooper, who had come close to dying of a heart attack, and then hoisted himself back to good health through what he cheekily called “LSD”: long slow distance running.

Today we bring you the history of how fitness got sexy. Yay aerobics!

Aerobics became the first modern exercise craze dominated by women in both practice and aesthetics. At the height of aerobics-mania in 1986, Time magazine reported 24 million Americans were practicing the dance-driven fitness fad, and 90 percent of them were women.

Fonda will probably own the term itself in the public imagination until the last fuzzy leg-warmer returns to the earth. But the term was actually coined by a Harvard-trained Air Force doctor named Kenneth Cooper, who had come close to dying of a heart attack, and then hoisted himself back to good health through what he cheekily called “LSD”: long slow distance running.

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    I grew up working out to a Jane Fonda VHS with my mom. I’m pretty sure I still have all the moves and all the leotard...
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    well i dont know what it was, but i can guarantee you it wasnt because of this picture
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