"Our children are obese, either have or being threatened by diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and not socially adjusting properly to others because of a lack of fitness."
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."Richard Simmons on John F. Kennedy
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."Richard Simmons on Mahatma Gandhi
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."Richard Simmons on Jim Rohn
"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."Richard Simmons on Thomas Jefferson
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast."Richard Simmons on Thomas Jefferson
"But if you pick up every other magazine, it is the peanut butter diet, or the cabbage soup diet, and then you go to the radio and you hear that you can drink some solution and you will lose weight overnight. It just does not work that way!"
"Well mine is not gimmicky - it is the 6 food groups that God made, and exercising every day. Trying to think positively."
"I show them the funny part, the silly part, the laughing part, the crazy part and then the really deep, deep part where I'm talking from my heart to these people. Because I've been through everything they've been through."
"I hope in my lifetime we can all continue to laugh at ourselves and not put down anyone for what they weigh."
"Everyone has a story that makes me stronger. I know that the work I do is important and I enjoy it, but it is nice to hear the feedback of what we do to inspire others."