DJ IJ Spinning the 80s Hits

    • When: 1/16/18
    • QIC: Italian Job
    • The PAX: Cardigan, Anchor Bar (R), Herbie, Waterboy, White Hat, Jester, Danger Zone, The Riddler, Tombstone, Catfish, Blueprint, Ponytail (R), Polymer, Padeye, Apache, 155, Italian Job

What a glorious Tuesday morning sharing the Gloom and some tunes with 17 PAX at Eagles Nest! Conditions were perfect (23 degrees) for 45 minutes of an 80s non-stop rock block. After a quick disclaimer, here’s what we did:


  • 10 SSHs (IC)
  • 10 Imperial Walkers (IC)
  • 10 Low Slow Squats (IC)

Song 1 – “Who Can it Be Now” – Men at Work

  • Plank or Plank Jacks, Merkins every time you hear “Who can it be” (13 Merkins)
  • Mosey to Flag Pole

Song 2 – “Your Love” – The Outfield

  • Moroccan Night Clubs, Overhead claps when you hear “Your Love” (21 Overhead Claps)
  • Mosey to Ghostbusters Lady Statue

Song 3 – “Jessie’s Girl” – Rick Springfield

  • American Hammers, Big Boy Situps when you hear “Jessie” (28 Big Boys)
  • Mosey to Covered Area outside the bookstore

Song 4 – “867-5309/Jenny” – Tommy Tutone

  • SSHs, Burpees each time you hear “867-5309” (24 Burpees)
  • Mosey to loading docks

Song 5 – “You Spin Me Right Round” – Dead or Alive

  • People’s Chair, Merkins on every “Spin me” (10 Merkins)
  • Mosey to Alumni Walk

Song 6 – “Take on Me” – A-Ha

  • Flutters, Freddies every “Take on Me” (16 Freddies)
  • Mosey to Center of the Green

Song 7 – “Down Under” – Men at Work

  • Partner Claps to the beat, Merkins on every “Down Under” (3 Merkins)

Song 8 – “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor

  • Mosey back to COT


Thank you, Anchor Bar for the chance to lead. I always enjoy mixing things up a bit, and today was no different. I was hoping today would show you can get a workout without running much (1.75 miles) all while having fun. I learned a few things today:

  • 155 is really in to 80s music (didn’t miss a lyric)
  • Ponytail digs The Outfield
  • Your Love and Jessie’s Girl took Apache back to high school again – what was her name again?
  • Didn’t realize how many times they say 867-5309 until you have to do Burpees
  • Padeye loves him some Dead or Alive
  • None of our PAX can hit the high note in Take on Me – but that didn’t stop us from trying (poorly)
  • Down Under was number one back on this day 35 years ago
  • Eye of the Tiger really does motivate us to run harder (7:30 pace)

Though I felt like John Cusack in Say Anything (look up the boombox scene), I think the fellas enjoyed a little 80s jam session. Thank you for indulging in a little nostalgia this morning. For those wondering what the final song was we didn’t get to – it was “Another One Bites the Dust” (Dip up position until “dust” then you go to Dip down position). Thanks again, fellas. Great work!


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