I’m being serious. This is a pretty interesting story. The subject of Richard Simmons has been quite popular thanks to the huge podcast Missing Richard Simmons. It sheds light on the amazing work in his life and his strange removal from the spotlight in 2014.
I admit, I was one just to see Richard Simmons as a novelty act, entertaining but still a cartoon like figure running around on T.V. When you look back at his career you see what a MASSIVE influence the guy was on health and fitness. He did more to change people’s lives than any public fitness figure past or present.
He helped take a healthy approach to weight loss and exercise and was a voice for many who found themselves hopeless. In this episode today I look back at some of the amazing work he did that I had no idea about.
So grab your short shorts, sit back and enjoy:
In This Episode About Richard Simmons You Will Learn:
- His upbringing and early weight struggles
- How much weight he gained and lost in a short time
- How his unhealthy weight loss was motivation to become more healthy
- What the state of health and fitness was like in the 70’s
- The new approach Richard wanted to take with exercise and gyms
- Who Richard catered his movement towards
- His expansion and the growth of his empire
- The amount of sales and money Sweating To The Oldies actually made
- His focus on people, their progress and the support he was able to provide
- The success he helped people find in their lives which no one can really compare to
- How he disappeared from the public eye in 2014
- Important lessons you can learn about caring for yourself when others depend on you
Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
- Subscribe to: Missing Richard Simmons
- Subscribe to: The Regained Wellness Podcast
- Free Healthy Eating Starter Kit eBook
O.K That’s All For Now!
Hopefully, you’ve learned a lot more about the amazing work Richard Simmons did over his career. It’s pretty monumental and hopefully, people have recognized all the man has done for health and wellness.
I also hope you can allow yourself to remember to take it easy if you want the best out of yourself if you have others who depend on you. You’re allowed to step back every now and then, it’s not being selfish, it’s allowing you to be at your best for those who need you.
I don’t want this thing to end up too serious so let’s finish with a video of Richard Simmons dressed as a turkey on David Letterman..