The “For Indie Rockers” exercise tape series has been around for a while, but this is the first clip I’ve seen from it. It raises more questions than it answers!:

1. That’s what indie rockers dress like? With the boots and the fishnets and the whole getup? I thought those were goths! I thought people who listened to indie rock were officially allowed to dress in any manner they chose, even like totally boring regular people! Everything in the world is so confusing now.

2. This concept is cute, and I’m not really actually making fun of what as far as I know is actually the least obnoxious exercise tape out there (exercise tapes being THAT obnoxious). But even if you agree that the idea of this tape is fun and silly and self-aware, and at the very least, that this tape has MUCH better music than usual, you still have to wonder: dudes, WHAT IS UP WITH THE BOOTS/HEAVY SHOES? Nobody, not even this new strange definition of indie rocker that looks to me like a Goth, would choose to stomp around in heavy shoes while working out. I can’t wait to see if they do that in the yoga one.

Comments (44)
  1. That was like Cardio for Punk featuring Avril Lavigne


  3. sammy  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2009 +3

    @ 3:34 you call that an uppercut??

  4. But let’s face it, all that arm-folding and head nodding at shows isn’t going to lower our LDLs.

  5. What do I do if I don’t have a stage with electric guitars on it to work out on?

    • You like raisins.
      Off topic, but I love your username and avatar. This is one of my favorite “Better Off Dead” quotes, after “Gee, I’m really sorry your mom blew up, Ricky.”

  6. Is that Jennie Garth?

  7. buenosueno  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2009 -68

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  8. I know my workouts go smoother with guyliner and faux shitkickers on.

  9. She’s an (they are) indie rocker(s) and nothing’s going stop her (them) (from losing weight).

  10. I guess Meghan McCain finally found gainful employment. I didn’t realize she knew so much about exercise, or owned artfully ripped fishnet tights.

  11. I love how they fully commit to their half assedness.

  12. satan  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2009 +4

    Where is Frank Black and a chainsaw when you need him?

  13. I kind of thought indie rockers just went to indie pop shows to get a work out. A little joyous pogoing, anyone?

  14. In that spirit, why not make a “Cardio for Punk Rockers” featuring Blink-182?

  15. I was going to make a joke about how to do Cardio for Indie Rockers properly (e.g. keffiyehs, ambitious hair, brightly-colored skinny jeans, Toms…), but I fear that I’ve been out of the indie scene for too long and that everything I just mentioned is totally passé.

    Try as I might, I never worked well in any scene because if I’m going to wear a costume, I need strict boundaries on what’s scene-worthy and what’s not–and that space in my brain is already used up by useless Kids in the Hall and Mr. Show quotes (“I’m wetter than I’ve ever been and I’m from Canada!”)

  16. chrismcgowan  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2009 -1

    hot babes sighted

  17. T-mas  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2009 +2

    Ok, no… I thought this was Cardio for Indie Rockers:

  18. You know, if they didn’t spend their money on unnecessary guitars for their workout background, they could probably afford actual skipping ropes for their workout…just saying.

  19. Indie people go great lengths to look like they shop at second-hand stores. So outfits that should cost $1.62 end up being $219.99 cuz you just gotta get that faded 1984 Ghostbusters tee, but only if it comes in extra ironic.

  20. paolo  |   Posted on Jun 16th, 2009 +7

    The video screencap looks like Britney.

  21. I just realized I would rather do the Karen O workout which is more of a yoga experience and less stressful on my rickety bones.

  22. Hanso  |   Posted on Jun 16th, 2009 +1

    So this is what a soundcheck looks like?

  23. Eliza  |   Posted on Jun 16th, 2009 +4

    Cardio for Indie Rockers? I call bullshit. Where’s the American Apparel?

  24. You know it’s indie when they don’t even pull from the huge bank of well-established electro/dance songs and instead go with some random unknown myspace band.

  25. whats the deal with the one on the left? you know, the blonde one, (lol). Young brittney spears?

  26. Gabriel  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2009 0

    Wouldn’t a more realistic indie girl workout video be of a five mile jog to the abortion clinic?

  27. Who skiis like that?

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