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Feel the burn with Taylor Swift

You know that Taylor Swift’s most recent album, 1989, is a pop masterpiece, right? It’s named for the year she was born, and many of the songs have a bit of a throwback sound with a big 80s influence. Taylor’s probably too young to remember when the big fitness craze was Aerobics — legwarmers, little white Asics shoes, Jane Fonda workout videos, and lots of moves that seemed more like dancing than working out. But if her music had been around in the 80s, it would’ve been perfect for a high-energy aerobics session, as one YouTube user proved by synching Taylor’s song “Shake It Off” to video footage of the epic opening of the 1988 National Aerobic Championships. W-a-a-a-y before CrossFit and Zumba, this is what a workout looked like back in the 1980s . . .  (John F.)


About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.