Richard Simmons first started making a name for himself when he released his ever famous Sweatin’ to the Oldies workout in the late 1980’s. To this day, Sweatin’ to the Oldies is still a favorite workout of many because it’s not only fun but will really have you sweating in the end.
Richard Simmons is known for his upbeat and motivating workouts that usually involve some sort of dancing. With Sweatin’ to the Oldies Richard turns back the clock to the 1950’s with some classic songs like “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Peggy Sue,” and “Dancing in the Streets.” He uses simple dance moves that just about anybody can catch on to that are not hard on the body but will get you a total body workout.
There are some people who think that Richard Simmons’s workout videos are only for beginners and that they are not that effective of a workout, but it’s all what you put into the workout. In Sweatin’ to the Oldies, Richard has all kinds of different people at different fitness levels and weights exercising with him. Some of the people simply try to keep up with Richard while others put in everything they have to make it a more effective workout. Sweatin’ to the Oldies may not be a workout that you do every day if you are past the beginner stage, but it is a good change of pace that can give you a stress-free and fun workout.
Richard recently released the 20th edition of Sweatin’ to the Oldies on DVD. It is the actual original workout but it is now on DVD and has extra features like new interviews with Richard and the members of the workout video. You can get all the Sweatin’ to the Oldies videos now on DVD (there are 4 of them) so there is no excuse for not doing this 80’s workout that people love.
If you want a fun workout that may not even feel like exercise to you but will still get your heart rate up, go get your workout shorts on and check out Richard Simmons’s Sweatin’ to the Oldies.