Both of my sisters jumped aboard the aerobics craze in the 1980s and I am pretty sure they both did something like Dancercise. I don’t really remember what it looked like, but I do remember what it sounded like because they would take up the entire living room and would jump around like maniacs for 30 minutes at a time. My sisters are not big gals, but this stuff was so kinetic that it made the entire house shake.
I would think that ads like this might have been their inspiration, but they were not the leotard-wearing types, so I am not sure if it would have sold them on the idea. No, when my sisters worked out at home they usually rocked dungarees. Which made the whole endeavor a loud blue sweaty mess.