Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
- 4 Seasons
Richard Simmons is a personality from the 1970s who was a fitness sensation. Using classic rock and roll music and contagious energy, he was able to hit the ground running. His enthusiasm encouraged overweight women to get off the couch and dance to oldies music. Simmons’ has branched out beyond his television show, but his base still watches him nearly religiously because he is inspirational. Simmons was overweight as a child and decided that he would jump his way thin. His child-like innocence and his positive outlook on life became a way for him to be much more than a thick child. Richard Simmons has his own product line that is designed to help women and men who are morbidly obese to eat nutritionally, and he stresses the need to move and eat responsibly while he is dancing to those oldies that he plays in the background. The program provides inspiration and motivation through the infectious good nature that Simmons displays to the audience. Moving to Richard Simmons’ Dancing to the Oldies provides an effective aerobic exercise program which proves to be fun and entertaining as well as good for the health thanks in part to the activity, and in part to Mr. Simmons.