Callanetics: A new 80s fad for you to try

Callanetics: What is it?
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Callanetics: What is it?

If you're under the age of 30, chances you've never heard of "Callanetics."

Why? Because it was a massive craze back in the 80s, when lyrca leotards and frizzy perms were acceptable daywear.

People loved the low impact exercise, which seemed to be a quick, simple and stress-free way to drop a dress size and tone. Like many exercise fads, it went out of style.

But it's back.

Callanetics was developed by an ex-ballet dancer (Callan Pinckney) who suffered from back pain. She developed exercises that use tiny, pulsing movements targeting specific areas.

It's been compared to Yoga and Pilates, with seriously good results.

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