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Goldie Hawn’s viral exercise video proves she’s cooler than I’ll ever be

I am not yet 30, and I am less in touch (and in shape) than 74-year-old Goldie Hawn.

This chilling realization was brought to me courtesy of the actress’ Instagram, where she posted a vibrant cardio workout, dancing to Dua Lipa’s “Let’s Get Physical” on a miniature trampoline.

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My crazy @mindup mindful movement for today. Dance, jump and twirl like nobody’s watching ❤️??⁣⁣ and thanks @dualipa for the best addition to my trampoline playlist!??⁣ ⁣ #letsgetphysical

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When I first heard about this, my interest was piqued. I know and enjoy Goldie Hawn. When I heard she was jiving “To Let’s Get Physical,” however, my mind immediately went to Olivia Newton John’s nearly 40-year-old single “Physical.” I had no clue that Dua Lipa had a song called “Let’s Get Physical.” Truth be told, I can’t name any Dua Lipa songs at all. Yet, I can name a number of Goldie Hawn films. There’s something demographically strange about this, no?

Hawn, who, in the video, does a kind of modified twist, disco fingers and jumping jacks to the beat of the song captioned the post, giving thanks to Dua Lipa (and @ing her) for “the best addition to my trampoline playlist!”

So, Hawn is not only more familiar with an artist of my generation, she is more active and proficient at Instagram than I am too. A theory: Given her wording it is possible that this song was not in Hawn’s playlist before she took this now viral video of her daily exercise. Maybe she just stumbled upon it while her Spotify was on shuffle.

I don’t even have Spotify. Another point to Hawn.

None of this is surprising, really. Hawn has been hip for years — since “Laugh-In” at least. Meanwhile I, a man born over two decades after “Laugh-In” premiered, just referenced “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.”

I guess some souls are old, while others stay young. I’ll just be here in my quarantine listening through all of “Future Nostalgia.” My trampoline has been ordered. This is now a competition.

PJ Grisar is the Forward’s culture fellow. He can be reached at [email protected].

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