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Let’s get physical – Koala and Retrosweat team up for an ’80s-themed Australian workout series Let’s get physical – Koala and Retrosweat team up for an ’80s-themed Australian workout series Let’s get physical – Koala and Retrosweat team up for an ’80s-themed Australian workout series

Let’s get physical – Koala and Retrosweat team up for an ’80s-themed Australian workout series

Since we have been spending more time at home, a lot of us have been testing out (and sometimes failing) a plethora of different at-home workout routines. If we're being frank, most of the time it's more like they are testing us. Helping to put the fun back in living-room sweat sessions, Aussie online furniture brand Koala has teamed up with Retrosweat — the 1980s freestyle aerobic workout gurus — to bring you an at-home aerobics program filled to the brim with '80s Australiana nostalgia, aptly called The Great Australian Workout. Dig out your leg warmers, empty a can of hairspray onto your mane and snap on some fluro wrist bands, because we are going time travelling for this retro exercise routine.


Across The Great Australian Workout’s 12 bun-burning episodes, Retrosweat founder Shannon Dooley will play peppy trainer as she takes you through some super-nostalgic hip-thrusting workouts. To get you limbered up, there’s a video to cover almost everything – some light stretching, low-impact warm ups, grapevine dance moves, lightning leg drills, electro squats, core crunches and some knee-lifting high-intensity intervals. Expect plenty of spandex, some old-school beats and a few true blue ’80s Aussie throwbacks that will have you reminiscing on the good ol’ days … or if you didn’t experience them, wishing you had.

The best part is that these at-home workouts are only about three minutes each, making them the perfect super-quick gym alternative for when you just want to get the blood flowing. Hey, if you’re up for it, you can smash through all 12 tutorials for a total-body blitz. The free workout videos are available to stream at the Koala website, so you can start getting your sweat on pronto. Hooroo!

Image credit: YouTube



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