Saturday, April 28, 2012


I had the time of my life at Richard Simmons' class this morning. I finally went, after almost 5 years in LA and after having heard so much about it. The great excuse was a friend leaving town for good. And here we were in class, jumping, dancing, sweating like crazy and having a ball. It is SO SO SO much fun!! How can I describe it? I can't, you just have to try it! But just to give you an idea, it's like going back to being a kid.

Richard is awesome. That is the only word that can truly convey his essence. He is:

♥ Incredibly funny
♥ Outrageous
♥ Fit beyond belief
♥ Kind
♥ Inspiring
♥ Generous

We all got to take pictures with him afterwords. When he heard my accent, he asked where I was from, and immediately started speaking Italian and sharing how much he loved Italy when he lived there. He gives hugs and kisses left and right, is cheeky and also very humble. His whole message is “be yourself, and love your body”.

I left feeling like this was the best day of my life. I know it may sound crazy. But it's the truth. He creates such a safe and welcoming place for people of all sizes, shapes, ages and fitness levels to be themselves, goof off, and work out. It was so refreshing to see so many different people, and not the usual crowd of lululemon-clad perfectly prim-and-proper robots I'm used to.

So, I will tell what I wish my friends had told when I moved here:

Don't waste any more time, you HAVE to go to a Richard Simmons' class. It is just that amazing!!!


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