The 1980s Fitness Stars Who Inspired Us To Get Moving
by Jane Duncan, freelance writer
July 13 2021
Suzanne Somers appeared on Three's Company and Step by Step, but arguably had a more successful career in fitness during the 1980s. Clad in her skimpy pink leotard, Suzanne promoted working out at home and, in particular, gave the world possibly the most famous piece of exercise equipment ever - the Thighmaster. Whether or not the Thighmaster actually worked is up for debate, but it certainly made Somers a small fortune. 40 years later, you can still buy one online if you fancy having a go.
The 1980s was a decade of big personalities and fun when it came to fitness. The workout stars of the day donned their trusty legwarmers, jumped around, and inspired us all to get off the couch and get moving.