Richard Simmons Fitness Collection Bows October 31 from Time Life

For 30 years, the inimitable Richard Simmons has been helping people lose weight (more than 3,000,000 pounds and counting) with his unique enthusiasm, charm, and encouragement. On October 31, Time Life celebrates the iconic weight-loss guru with Richard Simmons: Sweatin’ to the Oldies—30th Anniversary Edition (DVD: 6 discs, $39.95), available exclusively from Amazon.com. Since opening his first aerobics studio in Beverly Hills in 1974, Simmons has become a fixture in America’s pop-culture psyche, with 65 fitness videos (selling over 20 million copies), dozens of infomercials, nine bestselling books, myriad parodies of his over-the-top persona, and seemingly endless TV and film appearances. This six-disc set includes the complete collection of Simmons’s bestselling Sweatin’ to the Oldies workout volumes, featuring 41 exercise routines set to rock n’ roll classics such as “It’s My Party,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” and more. DVD extras include an exclusive interview with Simmons, testimonials and success stories from his students, a 20-page album of rare personal photos and memories personally selected by Richard, and a bonus disc featuring “Love Yourself and Win—Six Steps to Self-Esteem & Permanent Weight Loss.”