Richard Simmons

Soledad talked with the always entertaining (and a little bit scary) Richard Simmons for a segment on Starting Point.

Milton Teagle Simmons (born July 12, 1948), known professionally as Richard Simmons, is an American former actor and now fitness personality, who promotes weight-loss programs, prominently through his Sweatin' to the Oldies line of aerobics videos.

He is just as well known for his eccentric, outgoing and frequently flamboyant personality.

A frequent talk show guest for many years, Simmons continues to promote health and has broadened his activities to include political activism, notably in support of a bill mandating non-competitive physical education in public schools.

His many different Sweatin' videos (over 200 varieties of them!) are still top sellers in that genre and he has also authored a number of books, including his biography, Still Hungry After All These Years, cookbooks and books on exercise and healthy eating.

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