I had no idea that Richard Simmons personally teaches group exercise classes up to three times a week at his Beverly Hills fitness center, Slimmons Studio:
His classes are an open secret in Los Angeles. You can call the studio to see if he will be there (or sign up for the Slimmons e-mail newsletter), show up 20 minutes early to ensure entry and pay $12. The sessions attract a mix of first-time looky-loos, young Simmons converts and a die-hard clientele of middle-aged women. One student, Willam Belli, a 25-year-old actor, described the class as “women who would go to Curves, and hipsters.”I am so going to Slimmons the next time I'm in L.A. -- even if only to say that I've worked out with the Liberace of fitness.