Sweatin’ to the Oldies

May 15, 2011 by mrsjennyryan

You know, guys…I know I usually talk crafts on this blog, but I had the kind of morning that sort of defies all explanation and categorization. Because I spent the morning WORKING OUT WITH RICHARD FREAKING SIMMONS. That’s right, if you live in Los Angeles you can take advantage of his fabulous aerobics studio, “Slimmons”, located in Beverly Hills. He will kick your butt for 75 minutes, starting with fast-paced aerobics and ending with weights, crunches, and push-ups. Afterwards he’ll pose for photos and sign your Disco Sweat dvds (I brought mine from home!). All this magic for a mere $12. Yeah…pretty much amazing!

Naturally, I bought an “I SWEAT WITH RICHARD” tank top emblazoned with his face on my way out. I think I need to go all Crafty Chica on it with some sequins and glitter to wear on my next visit! Who’s with me???

PS: Did I mention he showed up in a red patent leather “Michael Jackson in Thriller” outfit, and took the jacket off to reveal a sequined leotard? Oh Richard….you da man!

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  1. jennifer says:

    oh. my. WORD! you are so so awesome. that is so so awesome. and so is richard! i am officially adding slimmons to my someday-in-LA wishlist! xoxo

  2. Steph says:

    Too freaking jealous!

  3. elise says:

    Lucky you ! I heart Richard F. Simmons ! ;)

  4. Mandy says:

    Awesome picture. You look great!

    I know I’m going to hell for this, and I’m SERIOUSLY not trying to hate on Richard Simmons, but when I saw this all I could think of was the dude in Crumb’s cover ill. on Weirdo # 25
    ( http://tinyurl.com/3nynmaf )

    Good reads!

    • mrsjennyryan says:

      OMG I can see it. But Richard has a MUCH peppier spirit. 63 years old and he did EVERY move along with us for 75 minutes. The man is an energy bomb trapped in an elf body!!

      & thanks for the kind words lady!! XO

  5. I think both of you look great! What fun :)

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