The Playmaker
Let's play
  • It's Monday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Sydney
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?

Retrosweat VHS Workout Club

Shannon Dooley's beloved 80s-themed workouts are making their way to your living room.
By Cordelia Williamson
April 14, 2020
By Cordelia Williamson
April 14, 2020

Need a bit of extra motivation to exercise while you're spending more time at home? Would the chance to dress up and step back in time make you more eager to burn some calories? If so, hop to Retrosweat VHS Workout Club — an online series of themed workouts inspired by 80s and led by Shannon Dooley of Physique Aerobics, who's 'saving the world one grapevine at a time' and injecting a lot more fun (and eye shadow) into exercising. Her usual Sydney classes celebrate the glorious music and dance moves of the 80s — think Prince and Madonna — and now she's bringing it all to your living room. Best of all, it's free.

Sessions are about an hour long and all experience levels are welcome, so don't rule yourself out if you think you have two left feet. Pop on your finest g-string leotard, pull back your teased hair with a scrunchy and pull up those leg warmers because it's time to shvitz.

To join the club, just head here and enter your details. Classes are added weekly and each will have a different theme such as Palm Springs pool party and #SynthWaveSweat, too, to keep things interesting.

While you can get your buns burning for free, donations are encouraged to make sure the fun-fuelled workouts keep coming.


  • List
  • Map


Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x
Counter Pixel