Richard Simmons is a celebrated American fitness guru, comedian and actor who has over the years inspired several thousands of people across the globe to lose weight through his numerous fitness and aerobic videos, most notably his Sweatin' to the Oldies aerobics videos. He is also known for appearing in numerous television shows, including a 4-year stint on the popular medical drama series General Hospital.
He was born to Shirley May and Leonard Douglas Sr. He has an older brother who goes by the name Leonard, Jr.
Throughout his adolescent years, he suffered from severe obesity and asthma. His obesity problem got so severe that he weighed 268 pounds by the time he completed high school.
According to him, what motivated him the most to lose weight was when someone placed a note on his car saying that “fat people die young”.
In 2016, there were rumors that he was transitioning to become a woman. He however, denied the reports.
But if you pick up every other magazine, it is the peanut butter diet, or the cabbage soup diet, and then you go to the radio and you hear that you can drink some solution and you will lose weight overnight. It just does not work that way!Richard Simmons
Everyone has a story that makes me stronger. I know that the work I do is important and I enjoy it, but it is nice to hear the feedback of what we do to inspire others.Richard Simmons
I hope in my lifetime we can all continue to laugh at ourselves and not put down anyone for what they weigh.Richard Simmons
I show them the funny part, the silly part, the laughing part, the crazy part and then the really deep, deep part where I'm talking from my heart to these people. Because I've been through everything they've been through.Richard Simmons
Our children are obese, either have or being threatened by diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and not socially adjusting properly to others because of a lack of fitness.Richard Simmons
Well mine is not gimmicky - it is the 6 food groups that God made, and exercising every day. Trying to think positively.Richard Simmons
is a famous American fitness trainer and actor,
who was born on
July 12, 1948. As a person born on this date, Richard Simmons is listed in our database as the 11th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 12) and the 26th most popular for the year (1948).
People born on July 12
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Richard Simmons is the 215th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Richard Simmons' birthday, Richard Simmons is the 1471st most famous American and ranks 57th in famous people born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
In general, Richard Simmons ranks as the 2560th
most popular famous person of all time.
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