Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Richard Simmons Wants To Stop Hurricane Weight Gain

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Just when it seems the wrath of Hurricane Katrina has passed, fitness enthusiast Richard Simmons says there’s another disaster on the horizon: “Hurricane Weight Gain.”

Simmons says he’s been bombarded with letters from people saying they’re glued to the TV watching Katrina news and stuffing their faces while they do it.

That’s getting Simmons’ Dolfin shorts in a bunch, and he wants people to know, “If you eat during a disaster, you will end up a disaster.”

Simmons wants folks to get off the couch and do charity work instead, exclaiming, “There are 93,000 people still in shelters and some people are still hungry! How can you sit there and eat?”.

The weight loss guru and New Orleans native spent the last week visiting shelters in Louisiana, saying, “There I was in my sparkly tank top bouncing on the mattresses...I made a fool of myself.”

Though he can’t offer them a Sweatin’ To New Orleans Jazz fitness video, Simmons is trying to help evacuees, policemen and firemen stay healthy during this time.

He insists, “I made them get up and dance. They may not have VCRs but they have music.”

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