Written by Jennifer Fiorentino, editorial intern
When Jane Fonda released her debut exercise video in 1982, Jane Fonda’s Workout, it became its own genre, leading her to create 20 additional fitness videos and selling over 17 million copies combined, more than any other workout series. Now at 74, she’s looking great and feeling better than ever with her latest DVD Jane Fonda’s AM/PM Yoga for Beginners, which breaks up yoga into a rejuvenating morning session and an unwinding evening one.
We got the chance to chat with Fonda, who is one of our fitness icons about her latest workout routine and how she’s staying in shape these days.
What made you decide to create this new routine?
I started my new brand Prime Time three years ago aimed it at the baby boomer generation and older. I realized that there was a hole the series and yoga was that missing link.
Describe this new workout in one sentence.
It is yoga that has been marinating in Pilates. But it’s not pure yoga; I didn’t want it to be intimidating. Read more
Jane Fonda has hand-picked the next generation of fitness innovators for her “Jane Fonda’s Workout” series. And since we always want to keep you on the cutting edge when it comes to the latest fitness trends, we played a quick Q&A lightning round with Jeanette Jenkins, Tara Stiles and Karena Dawn and Katrina Hodgson to get the scoop on the new project, how they squeeze in fitness when their schedule is packed and what celebrity they would love to train.
When did you all first meet?
Katrina Hodgson: Jane introduced all of us after picking Jeanette as the queen of bootcamp, Karena and I as the cardio team and Tara as the yoga expert. Now we’re all best friends and business partners! The goal of Team Fonda is to make fitness fun rather than so serious. If exercise is enjoyable, people will do it.
Jeanette Jenkins: I met Jane through her work with G-CAPP (Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) and World Fitness Day. I was leading the warm-up at the Fitness Day and Jane asked, “Who’s that girl on stage?” Everything built from that moment.
Have you heard? The 73-year-old actress and fitness icon is back with two new workouts — perfect for the Baby Boomers in your life who want to stay in shape like they did with Fonda in the ’80s. Let’s take a look back at some of the most loved workouts our girl Jane has released:
 Jane Fonda’s Workout ($18.99 used, amazon.com)
The original that started it all! This fitness classic includes a 30-minute beginner session and a 60-minute advanced workout. Legwarmers optional.
 Jane Fonda’s New Workout ($29.95, amazon.com)
 Jane Fonda’s Favorite Fat Burners ($24.87, amazon.com)