If you love Richard Simmons, this is a great
collection of all of his "Sweatin' With the Oldies" videos
and a motivational disk called "Love Yourself and Win."
There are also tons of extras, like an interview with
Richard, and testimonials and success stories from his
students. Also, there's a neat little booklet with photos.
The nice thing about his exercises is that
they're very simple. No one of any age, weight or condition
should have trouble doing them. Even though these shows are
old, they are still very useful if you want to get in shape
or lose weight.
The only thing I didn't like about it is
that there doesn't seem to be any closed-captioning, or any
way to turn it on. Sometimes I had trouble understanding
Richard when he spoke. Most of the time, though, he's not
saying anything very interesting, since it's mostly him and
the others, his students, exercising.
On 10/31, Time
Life Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of a Revolutionary,
Pop-Tastic Fitness Guru with RICHARD SIMMONS:
SWEATIN' TO THE OLDIES: THE
I dare you to sit still on your couch with this DVD
on the TV...
Once you dance with Simmons, there's no going back.
-- Pop Matters
"You don't stick around in the fitness world as long
as Richard Simmons has without having something
special to offer. Simmons' kooky enthusiasm,
easy-to-follow workouts and message of acceptance
have inspired millions of people to try to shed
those extra pounds."
-- The Los Angeles Times
HE REVOLUTIONIZED THE FITNESS INDUSTRY,
MELTED AWAY THREE MILLION POUNDS AND BECAME
AN INIMITABLE PART OF POP CULTURE HISTORY...
THIS OCTOBER, TIME LIFE DELIVERS A ROCKIN' DVD
WORKOUT COLLECTION FROM AMERICA'S ORIGINAL FITNESS
RICHARD SIMMONS: SWEATIN'
TO THE OLDIES:
THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
For the First Time
Ever, the COMPLETE Sweatin'
to the Oldies Collection, Available on
October 31 EXCLUSIVELY from Amazon.com,
Includes the Uncut, Original Platinum Selling
Releases of "Sweatin' to the
Oldies," Volumes 1-5, Plus Exclusive Bonuses
Including, "Love Yourself and Win," Packed with
Testimonials and Success Stories, an Interview with
Simmons and More!
FAIRFAX, VA -- For thirty years, the
inimitable Richard Simmons has been helping people
lose weight (more than 3,000,000 pounds and
counting) and get healthy with his unique
enthusiasm, charm and encouragement.
Since opening his first aerobics studio in Beverly
Hills in 1974, he has cemented himself in America's
pop-culture psyche with 65 fitness videos (selling
over 20 million copies), dozens of infomercials,
nine best-selling books, myriad parodies of his
over-the-top persona, and seemingly endless TV and
film appearances. And, on October 31, Time Life
celebrates the iconic weight loss guru with a
landmark DVD release: RICHARD SIMMONS:
SWEATIN' TO THE OLDIES: 30TH
ANNIVERSARY EDITION. The set will be available
for $39.95srp, exclusively from Amazon.com.
"So many sparkly tank tops - so many memories."
-- Richard Simmons
The energetic 6-disc set includes the complete
collection of Simmons' best-selling
Sweatin' to the Oldies workout programs.
Pairing lively classics from the '50s and '60s with
rockin' low impact
routines and Simmons' humorous banter, encouragement
and sparkly tank tops, SWEATIN'
TO THE OLDIES: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION offers fun
for the entire family. Across five discs, home
exercisers will find forty-one exercise routines set
to rock n' roll classics such as "It's My Party,"
"Big Girls Don't Cry," "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Oh,
Pretty Woman," and more.
Loaded with extras, this special anniversary set
also includes 100 minutes of bonus programming featuring
an exclusive interview with Richard, testimonials
and success stories from Simmons' students, a
full-color 20-page album of rare personal photos and
memories personally selected by Richard and a bonus
disc of "Love Yourself and Win -- Six Steps to
Self-Esteem & Permanent Weight Loss."
Says Simmons' "I can't believe it has been 30 years
since the beginning! For the first time ever, I have
compiled the complete "Sweatin'
to the Oldies" collection...It's the original and
still the best way to get your heart racing and your
Delivering a serious message with his trademark
humor, Simmons has helped millions of overweight men
and women lose millions of pounds by adopting
sensible balanced eating programs and exercise
regimes that are energetic, fun and motivating.
And, since the early '70s, when he established his
innovative weight loss facility where the overweight
of the world were welcome with open arms, Simmons
has become a pop culture fixture with numerous local
and national television and radio appearances
including a four-year run on "General Hospital,"
followed by his own nationally syndicated, Emmy
Award-winning series, "The Richard Simmons Show."
With the overstuffed holidays coming potentially
adding on unwanted pounds, there's never been a
better time to become re-acquainted with one of the
best-selling home entertainment fitness series in
RICHARD SIMMONS: SWEATIN'
TO THE OLDIES: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
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SWEATIN' TO THE OLDIES:
30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Type: DVD/6 Discs
Running Time: 440 mins.
Genre: TV DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 (4:3)