Jane Fonda Recreates 1980s Workout Video On TikTok To Urge Climate Action

Written by on April 3, 2020

Jane Fonda isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic forestall her from urging motion towards local weather change ― and staying match, too. 

The “Grace and Frankie” star joined TikTok this week as a part of her vow to make her ongoing “Hearth Drill Fridays” rallies digital whereas she and her followers are in self-isolation throughout the coronavirus pandemic. 

Fonda’s first put up on the video platform was a flashback of kinds, briefly recreating her iconic 1982 “Jane Fonda’s Exercise” routine.  


Good day Tik Tok! I’m bringing again the Jane Fonda Exercise to struggle the local weather disaster. Be part of ##firedrillfriday 4/3 @ 11AMPT ##happyathome ##indoorworkout

♬ authentic sound – janefonda

The routine, nevertheless, lasts just a few brief leg lifts. 

Quickly, the video cuts to Fonda urging followers to “work out” for the planet. 

“There are too many exercises taking place proper now on tv and on computer systems,” she mentioned. “There’s a local weather disaster that’s an actual emergency, and so whether or not you’re in your sofa or your yoga mat, will you be a part of me for the digital Hearth Drill Fridays?”

“The longer term wants you,” she added. “I would like you.”

Notably, Fonda is carrying a crimson coat within the video. The coat has turn out to be a signature of Hearth Drill Fridays, a sequence of large-scale protests Fonda is holding with Greenpeace in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles to advertise local weather change consciousness. 

Fonda, whose historical past of activism stretches again even farther than her exercise video, has been arrested 5 instances throughout Hearth Drill Fridays, showing within the coat throughout every apprehension. She had the vestment slung over her shoulder as a part of her recycled take a look at the 2020 Academy Awards in February. 

Greenpeace, in the meantime, tapped Chelsea Handler, Norman Lear, Marisa Tomei and quite a few different stars to encourage participation within the first digital Hearth Drill Friday in a brief Instagram video. 

“We have to defend our local weather throughout this troublesome time just about,” Handler mentioned.

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