Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Celebrity Sweats: It’s Richard!

“You hear Richard Simmons before you see him. On a recent Saturday morning, his tittering acolytes waited in the small green and pink pastel-colored lobby of Slimmons, his fitness studio here. His familiar Southern-tinged voice floated through the doors of the studio where he was holding Project Me, a talk therapy class about exercise. Suddenly, the doors flung open. 'Hello, everybody!' Mr. Simmons called out, as a high-energy remix of ‘Poker Face’ by Lady Gaga throbbed through the sound system. Ninety-one students ran to take their places in the long, narrow gym, among them the swimmer Rowdy Gaines, a three-time Olympic gold medalist who was visiting from Florida with his wife. Mr. Simmons is everything you expect him to be. At a recent class, he stood at the front of the room wearing teeny....


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