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80s Bod Icon: Lotte Berk

I recently read that the Lotte Berk Method is making a comeback in New York and San Francisco. This is amazing news for lovers of The 80s Bod! I remember doing Lotte Berk with my mom in our living room when I was a really small kid, using a tape and a book. Seriously.

Check her out, she’s like the world’s most judgemental choreographer giving you shit for eating a cookie.

Her program focused on dance moves to get a ballerina’s figure, without the years of training and self-loathing that usually are required. Lotte herself was by all accounts a total badass and, according to her daughter, completely batshit insane.

Let’s peep some moves from her 1982 video series.

I would say that our instructor here had proto-80s bod. I could use a few more inches on the leotard legs. You really want to see a full rounded hip bone jutting out in an A-line from the leg hole.

Oh yeah, thats the stuff.

Berets off to Lotte Berk, our first 80s fitness icon! They’ve just released an updated version of her Method on DVD, which I will be acquiring and reviewing shortly.

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