simmonsRemember fitness guru Richard Simmons? Yes, he's still around. He's older now, (63,) has less hair than in the 80s, but is still a sparkplug. I began attending his Saturday aerobics classes aptly called "Sweat" in Beverly Hills about three years ago. His classes are quite a wild experience.
Basically, the class is half workout, half comedy show starring Mr. Simmons. Richard is famous for wearing costumes - one week, he's a Roman gladiator, the next, he's dressed as a pink French poodle. The one thing he always wears are tights. White tights, pink tights, tights with skulls or zebra print, Richard never dares to expose a bare leg. I think this is a thing from the 1970s. The actresses playing Janet and Terry on "Three's Company" always wore nude nylons under their shorts, against the producer's wishes. But that was before a quickie spray tan was available on every corner.
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