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Richard Simmons

Thursday, October 22, 2015

When I was a young mother trying to lose weight after having my first child, there was Richard Simmons. Not a video, this was the era of vinyl records. I remember he was inspirational. His voice was very soothing as he reminded me during the workout that I was amazing and had the power to succeed. Just his voice and music. Later I believe he did make videos, and think I had those too, but the workouts I really remember vividly were just me on the carpet, bending, jogging, stretching, all to the voice of Richard Simmons.

I really like that guy.
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  • TINIERTINA
    I still work out to Richard Simmons audio cassette tapes "Take a Walk" and "Take a Hike" ... yeah, managed to get something (that works) to play them on.
    2066 days ago
  • HEALTHYSHELLS
    My mom did his videos when I was growing up. I thought it was fun and usually joined her. She still uses her Richard Simmons food tracker to this day.
    2066 days ago
  • THE_OLD_ME_150
    he seems really positive. I'm glad you have great memories to look back on.
    2066 days ago
  • CDGO4TH
    I had a few of his workouts on VHS. I like him too. It was always fun to workout with him. Sweating To The Oldies!!!
    2066 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Richard Simmons was also a personality.
    2066 days ago
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