Do workouts in the 80's really work my definite answer would be yes indeed. The bodies are still the same, back then people worked to be fit and flexible, they worked out to loose weight, they also did that to gain a good figire and albs. They also wanted to acquire flat stomachs, has that changed? Of course not. The only thing that has changed is the part where machines have been incoperated to help ease a lot of muscle strain. Before everything was done manually let me give some examples, crunches, leg lifts, running and jogging aroumd the estates and so on. Nowadays machines are being used like the treadmills, dumbells, tummy trimmers. You will fimd people are spending more time in the gyms for something that could easily be acquired at home. Its all the same thing nothing much has changed. So i can't really say that the workouts have changed they are all similar. They were much more easier to do than this days. A few things have been added to the workouts just to give it a little lift like music and aerobics. The essence of the whole thing was and is dedication. You do them religiously, you are sure to have a successful workout either way.