The gym environment is representative of a sterile, functional, masculinized space that privileges only the ideal able body. With an interest in repeating histories and the relevance of repressive history of mechanical philosophy on contemporary capitalism, I turn to the 80s. The first corporate gyms were created and commercialised in this time and I am looking at at home work out tapes of the late 80s early 90s as the counter culture to workout culture. I am investigating the at home workout VHS tapes "Buns of Steel" in it's aesthetics and concepts: public to private, industrial to domestic and the gendering of the labor and of these spaces, and the gendered labor of femme individuals and queer bodies to maintain the ideal body as a form of social status. I am looking at how this labor specifically effects people of color and how western beauty standards promote a white body that only appropriates and fetishizes certain features of the black body.