Fitness Halloween Costumes

Be a Zen Yoga Instructor for Halloween.

How fun is it to dress up like some of the fitness stars of years past?  Or even present!  Here’s some ideas for a Halloween costume that will get some laughs and look kinda sexy too.

Jillian Michaels. This outfit might have people hugging you or throwing things at you, but it’ll be an adventure either way.  Wear a tight fitting T shirt with some kind of snarky saying on it, get a winged blowout for your hair, and tight leggings with a zip-up hoodie.  Plus, you can get away with tapping into your inner bitch and scream things like, “Get back on the treadmill and RUN!!!”

Jane Fonda. Nude pantyhose without seams, leg warmers, an uber-lycra bodysuit.  All white sneakers if you can find them, and your best 80s big hair. Make sure you have the aerobic staple “the Pony” memorized.   Break out into random 32 count choreography and ask people if they can “feel it deep.”

Jared from Subway. A super easy Halloween costume any lame-o guy can pull off.  Just wear khakis, a button down, a pair or dark glasses, and tuck a Subway wrapper into your shirt pocket.  Introduce yourself as Jared and see how long it takes for your unsuspecting victim to figure it out. Inform the ladies you have a $5 foot-long and see how well you do.

Zen Yoga Instructor. Fitted tee and flowing leggings.  T shirt should have some sort of Indian style design to it.  Long flowing hair, nose ring, bare feet if you can.  Bring your organic yoga mat as a prop.  Whenever anyone talks to you say, “Namaste.”

Bootcamp Drill Sergeant.  Break out the camos and find a military hat you can wear; even better if you can get combat boots.  Add a whistle or even better a megaphone.  Scream at everyone who comes near you to, “Drop and give me ten!!!”

Jack LaLanne. Perhaps go for the 1940s Jack with the blue jumpsuit and the matching belt.  His short sleeves were rolled up to show off his biceps.  He looked pretty danged good back then.

Have fun!  What fitness star would you like to dress as?  Rocky Balboa?  Olivia Newton-John?  Hans und Franz from “Saturday Night Live?”  Let me have it.

Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

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8 Responses to Fitness Halloween Costumes

  1. Liz October 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Lisa! Love the Jared from Subway costume idea! Totally brilliant hahahaha :-)

  2. Lisa Johnson October 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Thanks, :-)

  3. Lisa Johnson October 29, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    My husband contributed the $5 foot long sub line. I had nothing to do with that … but I laughed pretty hard when he said it. :-)

  4. bethany learn October 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    I teach group fitness, so I dressed up as an 80′s step instructor: leg warmers, crop-top, poofy-ponytail, major makeup, tight black tights. It was awesome!

  5. Lisa Johnson October 30, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    That does sound awesome! The members must have loved it. :-)

  6. The Curvy Goddess October 31, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    This is such a creative post. I would definitely go for Susan Powter although I’d have to buzz cut all my hair off and bleach it. But she was the Jillian Michaels of the 90′s.

    I think she was really wonderful although her fat loss theory was totally off the mark.

  7. Lisa Johnson November 1, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Curvy she’s still going strong, doing weekly video podcasts and she’s pretty active on Twitter too. She’s really feisty if you disagree with you, she’ll flame you! It’s entertaining to read her stream though … :-) Susan Powter actually came up for discussion with the Halloween types but she’s not the mainstream anymore …

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