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12 Ways Retro Fitness Gear Is Making a Comeback

  • Reebok

    The Reebok ZPump Fusion

    How many pumps does it take to get your personalized fit? Originally introduced in high-tops back in November 1989, this inflatable technology has since been updated and brought back by the fitness brand conglomerate in their training shoe. The sneaker begins structureless but as you pump it, a new air-filled cage that surrounds your foot inflates, creating a custom mold. No two are the same. ($110, reebok.com)

    Price: $37.23, Walmart
  • Columbia Sportswear

    Columbia Flashback Windbreaker

    The name says it all. This bright swooshy windbreaker will make you stand out in all the best ways: You'll make yourself seen on nighttime runs (in the safe way) and brighten up a rainy day (in the fun way). ($60; columbia.com)

  • New Balance

    New Balance Classic Backpack

    We bet you haven't carried your kicks in a bag this plaid since gym class circa '94. But you missed it, didn't you? ($30, newbalance.com)

  • Brooks Running

    Brooks Running Women's PureProject Jumper

    While this romper might not be the most efficient for bathroom breaks, it's sure to make you look stylish as you stride. ($110, brooksrunning.com)

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    80s Music

    Music can be the ultimate fitness accessory, and the '80s are having (another) moment: "Nostalgia is a big motivator for Pandora's fitness buffs and our Pandora 80s Cardio and 80s Rock stations are among the most listened to when people are looking to break a sweat," says Ron Nenni, director of programming for Pandora.

  • Body Language Sportswear

    Body Language Sportswear Halston Sweatpants

    Not only have tight-cuffed sweats made a comeback, you can wear 'em outside of the gym, too. ($88, bodylanguagesportswear.com)

  • Target

    C9 Compression Women's Woven Short with Compression

    Spandex shorts, anyone? Functional purposes aside, the base layer allows you to play with bright pops of color and flirt with different textures. ($19, target.com)

  • Nike

    Nike Woven Bomber TP Jacket

    Bomber jackets and the '80s go together like dumbbells and biceps curls. Subtly strut the iconic look wearing the cold black side of this reversible jacket. Or really get into the zone with the print. ($125, six02.com)

  • Vimmia

    Vimmia Dotty Stirrup Pant

    Channel your inner Jane Fonda with these striped spandex, Lycra, poly-blend leggings, stirrups and all. The black shirred material on both the shins and calves give the look of leg warmers sans the added bulk and heat. ($118, revolveclothing.com)

  • Zohba

    Zohba Shay French Terry Pullover

    This top combines two old school styles—the crew-neck sweatshirt, mixed with the crop. Don't worry: The asymmetrical bottom adds a modern element. ($69, zohba.com)

  • Under Armour

    Under Armour Charged Cotton Tri-Blend My Way Sleeveless Hoodie

    Say yes to the vest. This one has a more feminine cut, plus a moisture transport system, so it dries faster than typical cotton. Keep it sleeveless with a tank underneath, or go for a warmer option with a long sleeve. ($45, underarmour.com)

  • Ryka

    Ryka Women's Dynamic 2 Training Shoe

    Geometrical shapes like lines and circles mixed with bold and muted hues kicks these back to a different decade. The mesh upper keeps your feet cool during sweaty workouts, while the simple silhouette ensures your shoe game is effortlessly chic. ($75, ryka.com)