Are you looking for a unique workout experience? One that will get your blood pumping and also make you laugh harder than you ever knew you could? Well, leave it to good ole Richard Simmons! This truly one-of-a-kind glitter loving, stalking wearing, purple glove waving (see photo above), fantabulous fitness guru from the 80’s has his very own workout studio located in Beverly Hills that is so cleverly named, “Slimmons.”
Slimmons opened in 1974 as “a place where people could go to smile while they sweat and dance to the music!” And if you couldn’t tell from the photo above, we did just that. Richard teaches weekly classes (check out the schedule here) that are open to people of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders. We decided on the Thursday night classic, Richard Simmons Sweat.
He had us twirling, clapping and dancing all while lifting weights, laughing our six packs into existence and dancing harder than we did “that one time in Vegas.” Richard definitely knows how to put on a good show, one that makes you feel good about yourself and happy about the decision you made to sweat with Richard, especially with classes at $12 a pop!
Note: You will have more fun if you dress up! Drew had a blast doing this too, don’t let Richard’s frilly socks and feathers intimidate you.
Simmons on Slimmons: “This is my theater. This is where I can sing and act out a play and do sit-ups at the same time.”