Peddling Gyrating Geriatrics, Richard Simmons Signs Up the Parents of Sly, Al and Dustin
updated 04/07/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 04/07/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST
Indeed, they offered (for a nominal fee) to help promote the spa and Simmons' upcoming videotape, tentatively dubbed "Richard and the Silver Foxes." It will, says Simmons, emphasize "relaxation, stretching, good warm-up and breathing," and star, along with the other celebrity parents, Simmons' mother, Shirley, 75.
If Simmons' Silvers are to be believed, they want to stay in shape for the same lusty reasons as anybody else. Says the thrice-married Stallone, "I don't care what the men look like. It's what I look like that matters. The worse they look, the better I look." Jacqueline, a Californian, claims her dedication to fitness rivals that of her muscular son: As a young girl she tossed the medicine ball around with her attorney father. "It made me a 40 when I was only 10 years old," she claims, pointing to her chest. According to Pacino, who flew in from L.A. for the event, "If I exercise it doesn't take long to add another inch to my arms." His prescription for longevity: "dancing" and "flirting." Hoffman, meanwhile, could run a fitness center of his own. When his wife of 52 years died, Harry, also a Californian, married Ginger, now 39, his wife's nurse. Back then, Ginger "certainly didn't have the shape she has now," he says. "She weighed about 30 pounds more." These days they work out every morning, sometimes dance until the wee hours and, Ginger says, "He's trying to get my tennis game up." Okay, but give her a break, Harry. She's pushing 40.