Richard Simmons Is Not Ill, Says Rep

Richard Simmons Is Healthy, Says Rep, Despite Slimmed-Down Look
Richard Simmons with Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer

updated 10/11/2011 at 04:00 PM EDT

originally published 10/11/2011 04:30PM

Richard Simmons isn't slowing down anytime soon.

Even though the fitness guru, 63, had bloggers buzzing after an appearance on Dancing with the Stars Monday night – during which he looked especially thin – his longtime rep Tom Estey tells PEOPLE, "He's the healthiest he's ever been."

"He's actually at the weight he was when we launched the original Sweatin' to the Oldies," Estey says of the workout videos that skyrocketed Simmons's career in 1988. "He is completely healthy, happy and fit as a fiddle."

Simmons – who currently has a dance studio in Beverly Hills and offers his signature Slimmons classes to the public – is apparently doing well in all aspects of his life, including his personal crusade for the passage of the Fit Kids Act, which would help fight childhood obesity by strengthening physical education classes in the nation’s schools.



"He's happy," Estey says. "Everything with him could not be better."

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