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Richard Simmons Wants To Pump You Up, And Drop That Weight

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Richard Simmons was here with a new workout program called Project H.O.P.E. and he stopped by Good Day LA to show us a few easy moves to keep fit.

After almost four decades on the world fitness stage, Richard Simmons is recognized internationally as many things – beloved fitness guru, teacher, best selling author, creator of iconic weight loss products such as DEAL-A-MEAL, SWEATIN' TO THE OLDIES and FOODMOVER, Emmy award winner, compassionate weight loss counselor and outrageously entertaining TV guest.

Richard Simmons can now add singer/songwriter to his list of many accomplishments. For the first time ever, RICHARD has written and performed some of the songs featured in his new DVD exercise program, PROJECT H.O.P.E.

The program is distributed by GAIAM, the leading provider of health and wellness products in the U.S. The 3 DVD program features nine workouts created by Simmons and contains original songs performed by SIMMONS, with lyrics by Simmons and music by CHRIS PHILLIPS. It includes such titles as LET IT SLIDE, THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW, I PRAY, AEROBIQUE, I WANNA SWEAT WITH YOU and DANCING ON THE RAINBOW, as well as fifteen other tracks.

This is the first time, in more than 60 fitness programs, that Simmons has written music to work out to. Also included in the program are covers of BORN THIS WAY, I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND, WE GOT THE BEAT, I CAN'T GET NO SATISFACTION and NEED YOU NOW, to list just a few.
In addition, SIMMONS has written over 20 more songs with PHILLIPS that are not featured in the exercise programs, but will be self released by RICHARD's label Hummingbird Records. The first song, entitled PIECE OF MY HEART, will be released on February 12, 2013 and will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and most major digital music outlets. The song is a tribute to the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Additional songs will be released throughout the year. Hummingbird Records is represented by WME.

"I titled the song "Piece of My Heart" because that is exactly what it is, says Simmons. All of us should give a piece of our heart to the men and women that serve and protect the United States. Many families have made the ultimate sacrifice. Simmons, whose brother served in the Vietnam War continues, "We should think of them everyday and pray for the safe return to their families." A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a fund benefiting the US ARMED FORCES.

Simmons will participate in an extensive PR and media campaign to support the release of the programs and his music. In the next several months Simmons will appear on TODAY SHOW, ELLEN, FOX & FRIENDS, CNN, SIRIUSXM, WENDY WILLIAMS, RICKI LAKE, RYAN SEACREST, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, ET, AOL, HUFFINGTON POST, and CHELSEA HANDLER, to name a few, and will take part in several TV and Radio satellite media tours.

Richard's new health program is available now...

RELATED LINKS:

Richard Simmons Official Website

Follow Richard Simmons on Twitter: @theweightsaint

"The Weight Saint" on Facebook

Link to the song "Piece of My Heart"

Link to CLIPS from the Project H.O.P.E. DVD

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