Why can’t we all just be as happy as these participants of the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobics Championships? I can not tell you how hard I laughed when I watched the full YouTube video of the opening ceremony. You can (and should) view it here. I promise you will work out your abs just as hard as the participants…from laughing.

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Oh yeah! Shake it boys. Just don’t shake it too hard. I’m not sure how iron clad that spandex really is.

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A little happy running man is good for the soul.

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The inventors of the infamous “twerk.” Sit down, Miley Cyrus. Let these boys of the 80’s show you how it is really done.

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Let me see your jazz hands. Jazz hands and mullets all around!

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Tough guys wear spanks.

 

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The bright white shoes and tube socks are adding a bit of extra sexy here. Seriously though, what if this was your dad!?

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How have their leotards not ridden half way up their uterus by now? I’m squirming just looking at them.

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They are in it to win it!

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Look at these faces, so elated to be hopping around in bright leotards.

 

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Great job gang.  The eighties really never does disappoint, does it.