Jane Fonda might actually convince me to join TikTok.
The Hollywood legend is now a member of the viral social platform, and she did something incredible for one of her inaugural posts: revived her retro “Jane Fonda workouts,” which swept the country in the 70s and 80s.
“My name is Jane Fonda and I’m going to bring back the ‘Jane Fonda workout,’” she says on her TikTok, posted Thursday, April 2. She also put the video on IG for those who aren’t TikTokers quite yet.
See it for yourself, below:
But it looks like this might be a one-time thing. It seems Fonda did the workout to draw attention to the globe’s climate crisis. After a few leg lifts, she told her followers, “There are too many workouts happening right now, on television and on computers. What I really would like you to do is work out with me for the planet. There’s a climate crisis that’s a real emergency and so, whether you’re on your couch or your yoga mat, will you join me for the Virtual Fire Drill Fridays?”
Virtual Fire Drill Fridays, for those who don’t know, are rallies organized by Greenpeace USA and Fonda that help bring awareness to the climate change crisis and how people can help it virtually. Fonda recruited several celebs, including Piper Perabo and Marissa Tomei, to help spread the message. The drills will happen digitally every Friday in April at 2 P.M. ET.
“Join us this Friday alongside @JaneFonda and @FireDrillFriday to keep the pressure on politicians to adopt a Green New Deal, end new fossil fuels, and enact a just transition to a renewable economy that protects workers and communities,” Greenpeace USA wrote in an Instagram caption. “Let’s tackle the climate crisis together while we #StayHome. We’ll see you online!”
This is a great, important cause, but can Jane Fonda actually start teaching workouts again? That might motivate me to get off my couch!