Picks and Pans Review: Everyday with Richard Simmons
This is it, proof that this fitness thing has gone too far. The tape starts with a disgusting scene of people stuffing food into and onto their faces—pigs who don't follow the Simmons doctrine. Richard, 35, pops out of a banana split, then begins his workout. He's polite about it. "Please breathe," he beseeches. His exercises are like those in the other tapes and simple to follow. But the mentality is simpler. At the end come testimonials to the joy of muscles. "It's the first time in my life I'm doing something for me," sighs one fitnesser, sounding like a proper Californian. "Exercise is hard work but it's so much fun," oozes another. One still sizable woman gives thanks for losing 130 pounds. Finally, with sincerity dripping from every pore, Simmons says: "Was all that sweating and straining something to be proud of? You bet it is!" It's enough to make health seem unhealthy. (Karl Video Corp., $59.95)
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