Spotlight on Jane Fonda

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BEYOND FITNESS

When you think of Jane Fonda, the first things that come to mind are probably lycra, eighties music, and sweatbands. And while the Jane Fonda’s Workout tapes remain die-hard classics (and are part of an exercise regime we *swear* we will pick up, as soon as we muster up the motivation) there’s much more to Jane Fonda than that.

Wellness is what the Workout tapes strive for. Body, mind, and spirit. Fonda’s workout regimes inspired a generation of women, who couldn’t find a place in the male-dominated, macho gyms of the eighties. She not only made fitness accessible for women, but fun and encouraging beyond body goals.

Fonda Tip #1: “The more you treat yourself positively, the less you’ll want or need to be negative!”

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ACTIVISM

Activism has always been an important part of Jane Fonda’s life, and one that has remained consistent throughout the years.

During the 1960s, she supported the Civil Rights Movement and feminist movement through political activism. Today, she is taking a stand for environmentalism, and has been named a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations. She still marches in protests, gives speeches, and supports the underprivileged through grassroots campaigning.

Fonda Tip #2: “To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.”

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A CLASS ACT

What can we say? Jane Fonda is great. Fitness guru, political activist, award-winning actress, and generally awesome human being. She didn’t stick to a niche, she went beyond her role and has carved a legacy for herself.

Fonda Tip #3: “We’re not meant to be perfect. It took me a long time to learn that.”

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