5 retro fitness fads (1/6)

From '80s aerobics to strippercise, take a ride in our way-back machine to remember the fitness trends we loved

1980s aerobics

Workouts through the decades

The fitness industry has come a long way since shiny Spandex and sweatbands ruled the scene. But it’s fun to stroll down memory lane and remember fitness fads of the past. Here’s what made an impact.

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Thai chicken curry

It is easy to keep the fat content low in a tangy Thai curry as there is no need to pre-fry the ingredients; instead they are simply simmered in light coconut milk and stock with potatoes, peas and tomatoes.