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Jane Fonda shares famous 1980s workout on TikTok for an important reason


by Shayna Sappington
07th Apr 2020
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Jane Fonda shares iconic 1980s workout to urge people to join her in the fight for a greener planet


Jane Fonda surprised the world by joining TikTok, a social video app that’s recently gained massive popularity, especially with the younger Gen Z crowd.

At first, her video appears to be showing us a tutorial of her iconic, 1980s “Jane Fonda workout”. The 82-year-old starts with leg lifts and even flashes back to one of her original videos (cue the neon leotards and legwarmers) before abruptly changing tact.

The camera then cuts to a close-up of Jane. “There are too many workouts happening right now on television and on computers,” she explains, bringing our attention to a more important cause.

“What I’d really like you to do is to workout with me for the planet.”

#FireDrillFridays

The actress then urges audiences to help her save the planet by taking part in virtual #firedrillfridays — rallies and talks on climate change and the actions that our governments need to take for a greener Earth.

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, the green movement is fighting for three things: 

  • A green new deal
  • No new fossil fuels
  • A rapid phase-out of existing fossil fuel projects and just transition to a renewable energy economy

“Whether you are on your couch or on your yoga mat, will you join me for virtual Fire Drill Fridays?” she concludes. “The future needs you. I need you.” 

The most recent event took place on Friday, April 3 and is available to watch on Fire Drill Fridays.

Rallies will continue to take place each Friday and you can join the movement by signing up at firedrillfridays.com.

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