Story: Gyms

Jazzercise, Wellington, 1983

Jazzercise, Wellington, 1983

Jazzercise, a series of vigorous exercises to music, became extremely popular in the 1980s. These Wellington men and women took part in a class led by a lycra-clad instructor in 1983. The trend for figure-hugging gym gear had not yet completely caught on, as the photograph shows, but it soon would.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401/R15,858
Photograph by S. Raynes

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David Green, 'Gyms - Modern gyms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by David Green, published 5 Sep 2013