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 Richard Simmons Biography

Thirty years and 3,000,000 pounds later, Richard Simmons is still going strong. Using his unique wit, passion and enthusiasm, Simmons, the nation's most revered fitness expert, continues his crusade to reach out to the masses, encouraging them to take control of their fitness destiny. Delivering a serious message with his trademark humor, Simmons has helped millions of overweight men and women lose close to 3,000,000 pounds by adopting sensible balanced eating programs and exercise regimes that are energetic, fun and motivating.

Recently, he added a new component to his career of achievements, testifying before Congress as the star witness in an effort to get physical education back into our nations school system and restore the good health of children everywhere. With the obesity crisis reaching epidemic proportions in children, Simmons is making a huge effort to combat it.

Growing up in the French Quarter of New Orleans, where lard was a food group and dessert mandatory, Simmons was soon at 268 pounds when he graduated high school. An entrepreneur at a tender age, Simmons sold pralines on New Orleans street corners where he learned to charm and entertain his customers. After trying everything from bizarre diets to laxatives, Simmons took control of his weight problem by adopting a lifestyle of balance, moderate eating and exercise.

Simmons prevailed over his own weight problem before relocating to Los Angeles in 1973. There was no significant fitness movement in this country at the time, and to no avail, Simmons attempted to find a health club that wasn't for people who were already in shape. After traversing the county, looking for a facility for any and everyone, his only alternative was for him to create that safe haven. In 1974, after consulting with doctors and nutritionists to ensure the safety of a program tailored to the needs of everyone, from the overweight and obese, physically challenged to the seniors, a determined Simmons established an innovative place where the overweight of the world were welcomed with open arms. This program was met with instant success and continues today at SLIMMONS in Beverly Hills, where Simmons still teaches. While many of his legions of fans are overweight, he also resonates with everyone, anyone who has a few pounds to lose and wants to be fit.

Simmons' success as a fitness expert and advocate led to numerous local and national television and radio appearances including a four-year run on General Hospital, followed by his own nationally syndicated series, The Richard Simmons Show. The show ran for four years and received several Emmy Awards.

Knowing that exercise and weight loss regimes must go hand-in-hand, Simmons has created a series of products that integrate the two components of a sensible weight loss program. Deal-A-Meal and the FoodMover help people keep track of their food intake through the use of a device to keep track of calories and portions. His 50 fitness videos, which have sold over 20 million copies, pair lively music, with rockin' routines and Simmons' humorous banter and encouragement. With titles that include Sweatin' to the Oldies, Dance Your Pants Off, Disco Sweat, Blast Off the Pounds, the recent Platinum Sweat, and Sit Tight, a workout designed for people who cannot stand, Simmons offers a routine for everyone.

As the author of nine books, including The New York Times bestseller, Never Say Diet, Simmons released his autobiography, Still Hungry-After All These Years. He is also the author of three best-selling cookbooks. This year Simmons will lead his 24th Cruise to Lose program aboard Carnival Cruise Lines.

Throughout the years, Simmons still gets his greatest satisfaction from reaching out and literally touching his students. Recognizing that his audience spans all across America, he averages some 250 days on tour each year. Whether it's a women's expo, a nursing home, a high school, children's hospital, shopping mall or a corporate seminar, Simmons considers himself fortunate to come face to face with hundreds of thousands of people each year. Alarmed by the financial impact of obesity on the workplace, several executive organizations have recently invited Simmons to speak to their members about ways to encourage their workers to lose weight. And still another project, which just might well be his legacy, Simmons launched "Hoot Camp" in Los Angeles in April 2004. This is a grassroots effort that Simmons will take to outreaching communities where he teaches fitness teachers and coaches how to motivate their students by incorporating humor and persona into their classes. And lastly, remembering his childhood as an obese kid and prime target of neighborhood bullies, Simmons also plans to embark on an educational program for children and their parents, reaching this under-represented population before their fitness fate is sealed.

Still fighting the fitness battles with humor and enthusiasm, Simmons vows to never give up and vows that he will continue his crusade until it's time for him to teach classes at the Pearly Gates.

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Books
The Richard Simmons Farewell to Fat Cookbook: Homemade in the U. S. A

The Richard Simmons Farewell to Fat Cookbook: Homemade in the U. S. A

Speaking Topics
  • How to Be the Best You Can Be at Every Age

  • Learning to Like Yourself, No Matter What You Weigh

  • Corporate Health Care Crisis: Making Employees Healthier

  • Motivate Your Sales Team: The Time for the Sale is Now

  • How to Have a Healthier, Happier You

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  • HOW TO BOOK Richard Simmons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Simmons for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Simmons, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Simmons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Richard Simmons?

    Booking fees for Richard Simmons, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Simmons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Richard Simmons?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Simmons for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Simmons for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Simmons or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Simmons or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Richard Simmons

Health & Fitness Guru

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Richard Simmons Biography

Thirty years and 3,000,000 pounds later, Richard Simmons is still going strong. Using his unique wit, passion and enthusiasm, Simmons, the nation's most revered fitness expert, continues his crusade to reach out to the masses, encouraging them to take control of their fitness destiny. Delivering a serious message with his trademark humor, Simmons has helped millions of overweight men and women lose close to 3,000,000 pounds by adopting sensible balanced eating programs and exercise regimes that are energetic, fun and motivating.

Recently, he added a new component to his career of achievements, testifying before Congress as the star witness in an effort to get physical education back into our nations school system and restore the good health of children everywhere. With the obesity crisis reaching epidemic proportions in children, Simmons is making a huge effort to combat it.

Growing up in the French Quarter of New Orleans, where lard was a food group and dessert mandatory, Simmons was soon at 268 pounds when he graduated high school. An entrepreneur at a tender age, Simmons sold pralines on New Orleans street corners where he learned to charm and entertain his customers. After trying everything from bizarre diets to laxatives, Simmons took control of his weight problem by adopting a lifestyle of balance, moderate eating and exercise.

Simmons prevailed over his own weight problem before relocating to Los Angeles in 1973. There was no significant fitness movement in this country at the time, and to no avail, Simmons attempted to find a health club that wasn't for people who were already in shape. After traversing the county, looking for a facility for any and everyone, his only alternative was for him to create that safe haven. In 1974, after consulting with doctors and nutritionists to ensure the safety of a program tailored to the needs of everyone, from the overweight and obese, physically challenged to the seniors, a determined Simmons established an innovative place where the overweight of the world were welcomed with open arms. This program was met with instant success and continues today at SLIMMONS in Beverly Hills, where Simmons still teaches. While many of his legions of fans are overweight, he also resonates with everyone, anyone who has a few pounds to lose and wants to be fit.

Simmons' success as a fitness expert and advocate led to numerous local and national television and radio appearances including a four-year run on General Hospital, followed by his own nationally syndicated series, The Richard Simmons Show. The show ran for four years and received several Emmy Awards.

Knowing that exercise and weight loss regimes must go hand-in-hand, Simmons has created a series of products that integrate the two components of a sensible weight loss program. Deal-A-Meal and the FoodMover help people keep track of their food intake through the use of a device to keep track of calories and portions. His 50 fitness videos, which have sold over 20 million copies, pair lively music, with rockin' routines and Simmons' humorous banter and encouragement. With titles that include Sweatin' to the Oldies, Dance Your Pants Off, Disco Sweat, Blast Off the Pounds, the recent Platinum Sweat, and Sit Tight, a workout designed for people who cannot stand, Simmons offers a routine for everyone.

As the author of nine books, including The New York Times bestseller, Never Say Diet, Simmons released his autobiography, Still Hungry-After All These Years. He is also the author of three best-selling cookbooks. This year Simmons will lead his 24th Cruise to Lose program aboard Carnival Cruise Lines.

Throughout the years, Simmons still gets his greatest satisfaction from reaching out and literally touching his students. Recognizing that his audience spans all across America, he averages some 250 days on tour each year. Whether it's a women's expo, a nursing home, a high school, children's hospital, shopping mall or a corporate seminar, Simmons considers himself fortunate to come face to face with hundreds of thousands of people each year. Alarmed by the financial impact of obesity on the workplace, several executive organizations have recently invited Simmons to speak to their members about ways to encourage their workers to lose weight. And still another project, which just might well be his legacy, Simmons launched "Hoot Camp" in Los Angeles in April 2004. This is a grassroots effort that Simmons will take to outreaching communities where he teaches fitness teachers and coaches how to motivate their students by incorporating humor and persona into their classes. And lastly, remembering his childhood as an obese kid and prime target of neighborhood bullies, Simmons also plans to embark on an educational program for children and their parents, reaching this under-represented population before their fitness fate is sealed.

Still fighting the fitness battles with humor and enthusiasm, Simmons vows to never give up and vows that he will continue his crusade until it's time for him to teach classes at the Pearly Gates.

Richard Simmons Books

Richard Simmons Speaking Topics

  • How to Be the Best You Can Be at Every Age

  • Learning to Like Yourself, No Matter What You Weigh

  • Corporate Health Care Crisis: Making Employees Healthier

  • Motivate Your Sales Team: The Time for the Sale is Now

  • How to Have a Healthier, Happier You

FAQs on booking Richard Simmons

  • How to book Richard Simmons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Simmons for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Simmons, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Simmons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Simmons?

    Booking fees for Richard Simmons, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Simmons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Simmons?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Simmons for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Simmons for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Simmons or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Simmons or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richard Simmons is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Simmons for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Richard Simmons generally travels from Beverly Hills, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bob Harper, Montel Williams, Kathy Kaehler, Dr. Ian Smith and Dr. Will Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Simmons for an upcoming event.

Richard Simmons Speaking Topics

  • How to Be the Best You Can Be at Every Age

  • Learning to Like Yourself, No Matter What You Weigh

  • Corporate Health Care Crisis: Making Employees Healthier

  • Motivate Your Sales Team: The Time for the Sale is Now

  • How to Have a Healthier, Happier You

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