Some of these people were actual celebrities that happened to do a workout video, and some of these people became celebrities simply because of their workout videos. Either way, fitness was here to stay and we were seeking their help to give us the guidance that we needed to be our best!

Also, as we take a look back at this list, you’ll notice that we took this stuff pretty seriously and dressed accordingly. I suppose that we can laugh at it now but back then, it happened to be perfect and flattering. Well, on these people at least! Take a look:

10. Jane Fonda

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The ultimate workout guru! She still does this today as well as being a famous actress.

9. Richard Simmons

He was passionate about fixing people’s obesity problems. He changed lives!

8. Billy Blanks

Tae Bo. This made you feel like you could defend yourself if you had to. It was a tough workout.

7. Fabio Fitness

Fabio was the original male supermodel, and people flocked to achieve his look… even if said look was basically turning out like Johnny Bravo.

6. Olivia Newton-John

This lady was all about getting physical from her workouts to her music videos.

5. Cindy Crawford

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A supermodel with plenty of workout videos to show us how to be beautiful like her.

4. Denise Austin

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She had a program on TV that many people tuned into and she also had plenty of videos for us to target our trouble spots.

3. Jake Steinfeld

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Body by Jake. He really pushed people to work out hard and even had exercise machines made to help you work out at home without a video.

2. Tony Little

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This guy also had exercise machines made in his honor including the Gazelle. He was on countless infomercials.

1. Alyssa Milano

Teen Steam dance workouts. She gave exercise a younger appeal. All the girls were trying it because it was not just for moms anymore.