Get Fit With Richard Simmons While In Self-Isolation

Get Fit With Richard Simmons While In Self-Isolation

I asked you for the best home workout you’ve done so far, and each week this month we’re all going to pick one to do together. This week, it’s going to be an oldie but a goodie (thanks, SafetyCynthia): Richard Simmons.

Simmons has a YouTube channel full of gems, including playlists of five-minute and 10-minute workouts. If you’ve never tried his workouts before, you might want to take a look at this intro that shows the basic moves that you’ll see over and over.

I’m looking forward to doing these videos because Simmons is so infectiously positive. His videos may be cheesy, but there’s a reason why he was so popular. You can enjoy these ironically or sincerely, I don’t care, just enjoy them.

I say we start with this 10-minute Sweatin’ to the Oldies clip, and then move on to whatever else you’d like. I’ll probably work my way down the 10-minute playlist; don’t forget you can always stack videos together if you have more time. We’ll reconvene on Friday to talk about how it went and we’ll pick a new workout for the following week.

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