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richard simmons

i have not seeen much of him lately, but i remember he was very successful with motivating people in the 80's & 90's. does anyone out there in pt-land have any experiences with his workouts? i am pretty large and have an idea that i might enjoy starting some aerobic exercises with his videos.

Wed. Aug 30, 2:58pm

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saw this and IMMEDIATELY had to comment. Thank god we haven't seen him. What a joke. deal a meal. I hope he rests, wherever he is.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:00 PM

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I have one of his videos and yes I think he is kind of a dork, but he is also a lot of fun. I think you should try it out!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:04 PM

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does that indicate some experience with his videos? i'm not sure if you actually tried his workouts or just found him amusing in general. i'd have to agree that i found his persona to be very amusing, but am seriously curious about how effective his routines were/are.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:06 PM

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306 here- my posting was in response to the 300 comment, by the way...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:07 PM

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ironic, i just saw him on the news yesterday talking about hurricane katrina - he is originally from new orleans and his brother's home was completely wiped out. he bought the guy a brand new house. he also cried on the news because people in new orleans were eating to deal with the stress.... why that makes him cry but the people losing their homes doesn't, who knows.

now, back to the original question. seeing him on the news made me think about a "sweatin to the oldies" video of his that i did once. my college roommate and i found it buried in a pile of video's at another friend's house (about 6 or 8 years ago) and decided to do it as a joke. we were giggling during the entire warm-up, but soon found ourselves actually out of breath and getting a good work-out. we were embarressed to tell people that we got in a good work-out with a richard simmons video, but we really worked up a great sweat! they're definitely great work-outs, as long as you can admit that you are getting richard simmons videos.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:14 PM

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Whatever works. Who cares if he is a terrible dresser? It can't hurt.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:21 PM

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you will notice that i am asking about him on an anonymous posting board, not in public!!!! lol !!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:25 PM

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walking tapes

I was a sucker once for the tv-ads for his walking tapes (used them a few times) and there were a lot of fun. Dang it - I think I sold them in a garage sale a few years ago or gave them away. Anyway, he's a dork but he's funny and as the previous writer commented - he gives you a run for your money. You will get a work out and he's fun. Best of all - you can probably find him at Value Village or your library for cheap!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 4:08 PM

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Hey! I used to love the Richard Simmons videos! Not only did I love them but so did my mother and my sisters! He really is fun and motivational despite the fact that he's a big dork, and his workouts are fun and you can get into the rhythm of things after a couple times watching the tape... My personal favorite is "Sweatin to the Oldies" It has great music, upbeat and fun, and it's a good workout... The disco one wasn't bad, but not nearly as fun (I thought) as the Oldies one! Good luck!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 5:01 PM

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op here...so i went on amazon.com last night and ordered a dvd of sweatin' to the oldies. i'll let you all know how i like it...thanks for the responses!

Thursday, August 31, 2006, 8:50 AM

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