For Dr. Oz’s 100th show celebration, he brought 100 people who lost 100 pounds or more onto his show. As a special surprise, Richard Simmons (creator of The Complete Collection of Sweatin’ to the Oldies) was a guest too! Richard Simmons is a fitness guru who has saved thousands of lives. Richard believes that everyone can turn their weight around: kids, adults and elderly!
When Richard Simmons was younger, he struggled with weight issues. He turned to diet pills and laxatives, and realized in the 1970’s that this wasn’t the way. In 1974 he opened his own exercise studio called Slimmons to help inspire people. It has been 41 years since he has had a weight problem! Simmons said that you have to have a sense of humor when you lose weight, if you take it too seriously and it isn’t fun (like at lots of workout studios) then it does not work. He talks to hundreds of people every day, because he says that when you are overweight, you often feel like there is nobody left to talk to.