YOU MIGHT NOT BELIEVE THIS: Here’s What Your Favorite 80s Fitness Stars Look Like Now

Joanie Greggains – Back In the 80s

Joannie Graggains isn’t a Hollywood mega-star, but she’s no less glorious. This woman doesn’t mess around. She has always been 100%, pedal to the metal, focused on fitness. She started her career as a physical education teacher. In the late 70s, she made an appearance on a local San Fransisco talk show during the exercise segment.


Then, 1982 rolled around, and Greggains got her spandex together and started her program called Morning Stretch. The program featured Greggain working out and teaching her students the intense exercise regiment she created. The video gained mad traction and launched Greggains to stardom. In the following years, she released two more workout videos, and they too became massive hits.

Joanie Greggains – Today

After energetically riding the 80s fitness tsunami throughout the 80s and early 90s, Joanie Greggains continued to workout and release videos: one in 1999, one in 2003, and another in 2006. All in all, over the course of her colorful career, Greggains produced and starred in over a dozen exercise videos. She received tons upon tons of awards. So many, in fact, that we don’t have room to list them all here.

Image: LinkedIn / Joanie Greggains

Here’s the scope of it though: over ten million copies of her exercise videos have been sold worldwide! Today, she a special advisor to the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She’s also the founder of several “Fit Camps”, which are pretty self-explanatory. Maybe we should take a trip to Cali and hit one of those camps up.

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