If ClassPass Existed in the ’90s, As Told by GIFs

Before smartphones and wifi, we had the ‘90s — a time when life was disconnected, when information wasn’t at the touch of our fingertips and where exercise came in the form of spandex, step aerobics and a whole lotta Richard Simmons. Sure, we’ve amped up our workout game since then, but if it weren’t for those neon-colored times we might not have modern-day kickboxing, cardio dance or, heck, even leggings. So, thank you, 1990s for inspiring our 2018 exercise game. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t have ever sought an easier way to sign up for a plethora of workout seshes.

First, you’d pull on your best stirrup pants and a neon-colored windbreaker.

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And don’t forget the bright white sneakers!

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Then, you would page your fitness bestie to see if she was going to class.

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You would run to every studio to write your name on the sign-up list.  

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You’d have to choose between two of the trendiest workouts: step aerobics or jazzercise.

 

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Your friend would remind you of the terrible step incident from last time and you’d ultimately go with jazzercise. 5, 6, 7, 8!

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Richard Simmons would be a surprise guest instructor and you’d decide that forever and always he would be your #fitnessgoals.

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After class, you’d cool off with some power walking. Sweatbands, optional!

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And when you got home, you’d slip into some Zubaz.

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You’d vow to try Tae Bo next time, but if you couldn’t make it, you’d drag out your thigh master or 8-minute abs videos.

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After snacking on some SlimFast, you’d dream of the day when getting to a workout class wasn’t such a, well, workout.

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Emily is a recent graduate and proud Midwesterner who just moved to the big city to start her career in magazine journalism. When she isn't commuting between Brooklyn and Manhattan, she enjoys browsing bookstores for her next read, sipping chai tea lattes at local coffee shops, and playing tourist in the city she always dreamed of living in.