Old-school aerobics

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    Feb 27, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    I'm looking for other people out there who are fanatics of old-school cardio; that is, advanced choreographed step, hi/lo aerobics, etc. I'm a total fanatic but I can't convince any of my friends to ever get into it with me. Yet, because of the intensity, these classes have always produced the best results. Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about the run of the mill stuff you see the masses doing, I'm into the stuff that's really hard-core, super-fast complicated... Anyone else do these? Why is it so hard to get people to come with?

    I'm in Toronto...
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    Feb 28, 2010 5:20 AM GMT
    If I lived in Toronto, I'd SO be up for it.

    I have managed to find 3 Jane Fonda workout tapes in mint condition while volunteering at my local library.
    And they were 25 cents each.
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    Feb 28, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    Man you would DIE for the classes I go to. The
    modus operandi with my aerobics instructor is "the more fast, crazy and complicated" the routines are, the better!

    Every time I nail a combo and throw in all the advanced options, I feel so proud icon_smile.gif and very wet with sweat... And very diZzy! ;)
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    Feb 28, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    for some reason I cant help think of the Barbie Allen aerobics ALBUMS from the early 80s. Dancercise anyone?
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    Feb 28, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    Where in Toronto do they offer old-school aerobics? It's time to get some neon tights!
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    Feb 28, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    Cannon saidWhere in Toronto do they offer old-school aerobics? It's time to get some neon tights!
    I go to Extreme St. Clair (Delisle) for a class, which is sometimes twice a week but usually once. If you want to take out a free guest pass I'd be glad to experience it full-on with you!

    But seriously, I am not sure if he is still there, but MO used to teach at the Y, Wednesdays nights and Sunday afternoons I think. The Y's classes tend to be watered down but if he is still there, that would be a good introduction and guaranteed you be tight if you do that 4-5 times a week for a month.
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    Feb 28, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidYou can always get free aerobics on Youtube.
    Well, see, and while I thank you for showing us that video, that is precisely what is wrong with gyms these days. They offer all sorts of nonsense classes, just so people can feel "participatory", and its been at the cost of the really dedicated aerobics crowd, because all the classes are watered down now, or they're not real "aerobics" at all. That was an abs video you posted.

    I love abs videos, don't get me wrong, but that's not an aerobics class. For my abs I do The Firm 5 min abs on DVD. It's a 5 day program, about 7-9 minutes per video. It works if you are consistent.

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    Feb 28, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    RST2009 saidfor some reason I cant help think of the Barbie Allen aerobics ALBUMS from the early 80s. Dancercise anyone?
    I hate to say it but that sort of thing is kind of what I mean... icon_smile.gif Here is an example, fast-forward to 5:00 minutes in the video. Incidentally, this movie was filmed in Toronto!

    Heavenly Bodies (1984) starring Cynthia Dale.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8_6QZafGOg