Break Out the Leg Warmers: Jane Fonda Launching World Fitness Day

03/22/2010 at 08:30 AM EDT

Break Out the Leg Warmers: Jane Fonda Launching World Fitness Day
Jane Fonda
Lane Ericcson/PHOTOlink
Jane Fonda is ready to make the world sweat again: On May 1, the actress will host the first-ever World Fitness Day in Atlanta's Georgia Dome.

The fitness guru – who inspired the nation to "feel the burn!" in the '70s with her at-home workout videos – decided to host the event to promote "the fun and value of exercise," Fonda tells PEOPLE. "It can be a determining factor in the quality of your life and it's never too late to start."

More than 3,000 participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for work-out sessions that range from aerobics with Richard Simmons to tae-bo with Billy Blanks. The event will also be available live online via ustream.tv.

Fonda calls the event "a nationwide call for fun and fitness" for people of all ages. "I am 72 years old," she says. "I've had hip replacement and a recent knee replacement and I am interested in bringing boomers and seniors like me into the exercise world because I know it will enhance their lives."



World Fitness Day will benefit the non-profit Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, which Fonda established in 1995. Register or get more information on the G-CAPP site.

See what other readers have to say about this story – or leave a comment of your own

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters