70 Richard Simmons Quotes on Fitness, Workout and Health

Richard Simmons, born Milton Teagle Simmons on July 12, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a fitness expert and motivational speaker who has significantly impacted the fitness and well-being of millions over his 40+ year career.

After moving to New York, Simmons worked in advertising and for Revlon and Coty Cosmetics.

He later moved to Los Angeles, where he founded The Anatomy Asylum, later renamed Slimmons Studio, focusing on joyful and healthy weight loss methods.

Richard Simmons

Simmons has produced over 65 fitness films, selling over 20 million copies worldwide and authored several books, including the “New York Times” Best Seller “Never Say Diet” and popular cookery books.

He has appeared on numerous TV shows, including “Real People,” “General Hospital,” and “The Richard Simmons Show,” which won several Emmy awards.

Despite his public persona, Simmons keeps his personal life private, living alone in Beverly Hills with his three Dalmatians and two maids.

I have listed below the top quotes by Richard Simmons.

Best Richard Simmons Quotes


A kid who moves is a kid who learns. ~ Richard Simmons.


You are one of a kind and unique. Never forget that. ~ Richard Simmons.


Right now many schools have no recess. Most schools have no PE. ~ Richard Simmons.

Every day you eat is every day you have to work out. ~ Richard Simmons.

If I don’t take care of myself, if I don’t feel good about myself, how can I help others? ~ Richard Simmons.


The real pride, the real present, is your health and your longevity. ~ Richard Simmons.

When we’re binging, we do not think about death. We just think about how good it tastes. ~ Richard Simmons.

Singing is good for the soul. It’s the first thing I do every morning, after my blessings and my grace. I put music on and I sing. ~ Richard Simmons.


Being successful is something that’s sometimes hard to deal with. ~ Richard Simmons.

I was born with a crippled leg. I wore a corrective shoes since I was three years old and I still wear them. ~ Richard Simmons.

I was always into staying busy, into my goals, into making notes and planning. I’m not one who truly lives in the past. ~ Richard Simmons.

Take a moment every day to find peace. Pull over to the side of the road, turn off the radio, and find peace. ~ Richard Simmons.

I never say anything negative about anyone, because that won’t get you anywhere. ~ Richard Simmons.

Funny Richard Simmons Quotes

When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day; I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher and to keep spreading this right word. ~ Richard Simmons.


Ninety percent of people who lose weight gain it back. It’s very sad. ~ Richard Simmons.

Everyone has a story that makes me stronger. I know that the work I do is important and I enjoy it, but it is nice to hear the feedback of what we do to inspire others. ~ Richard Simmons.

I am kinder to my body. I don’t try to prove anything to myself or others. I keep thinking about the need to go slower, gentler and maintain a sense of humor about it all. ~ Richard Simmons.

If I have to die, I want to combust in the middle of one of my classes. ~ Richard Simmons.

I have rules about eating, exercising and rules about staying positive. And these rules are sacred to me. ~ Richard Simmons.


You shouldn’t make fun of people who have issues. ~ Richard Simmons.

All of a sudden, I’m thinking that if I keep eating the way I’m eating, I’m not going to live long and I’m going to die. Having those thoughts as a young person can be very haunting. ~ Richard Simmons.

My persona has always been what a man was never supposed to be. Outrageous, gregarious, crazy, silly, funny. ~ Richard Simmons.

My parents always told me to be myself. I was always funny and silly as a kid. And I would always make them laugh. And they always told me to dream big and follow those dreams. ~ Richard Simmons.

Top Richard Simmons Quotes


People are still grasping for the miracle, and unfortunately, there are no miracles, if you do not exercise for a year, and let your body remain dormant, then you will gain weight. ~ Richard Simmons.


Work hard, take care of yourself, and you’ll be just fine. ~ Richard Simmons.

Most workouts are way too aggressive. Thousands of lunges wear out the body. ~ Richard Simmons.

I get tired of negativity in our country. I get tired of people who only want to know dirt. I get tired of people who don’t believe in themselves. ~ Richard Simmons.

People need the court jester, so I keep that smile on and keep going out there to do what I do. ~ Richard Simmons.

I’m the clown you take out of the box and wind up when you need a good laugh. And then, when you’re done with me, I go back in my box. ~ Richard Simmons.


People treat me like family, ’cause I’ve always treated them like family. ~ Richard Simmons.

If you want to get the body you’ve always dreamed of, you have to earn it. You can’t buy it, you can’t rent it. You have to earn it. My formula has always been love yourself, move your body, watch your portions. And it sounds so easy, but it is not. ~ Richard Simmons.

I have two rules for living in the world. I never say anything negative about anyone, because that won’t get you anywhere. And two, if people confront me with certain questions, if they are not right, I will not answer them. ~ Richard Simmons.


I don’t talk about my personal life, and I don’t talk about death. ~ Richard Simmons.

If you don’t love your mother you go straight to hell. ~ Richard Simmons.

My nickname is Dickie Jukebox. ~ Richard Simmons.

I might as well be gay. And not just because I love rhinestones and Barbara Streisand. But because I’m a sensitive person who is supportive of gay people the same way I’m sensitive to grossly obese people and ugly people. ~ Richard Simmons.

There is no such thing as sleep deprivation, there is only caffeine deficiency. ~ Richard Simmons.


I’ve always practiced this: Love yourself. Move your body. Watch your portions. ~ Richard Simmons.

I do not want any child in America to have my childhood because it was taken away from me because I just wasn’t good enough; well I am good enough now. ~ Richard Simmons.

After all the throwing up, I would starve myself. Which meant eating lettuce and water for two and a half months. I almost lost my life. ~ Richard Simmons.

I plan for the future, but the only day I really worry about is the day I’m living right now. ~ Richard Simmons.


Everyone in this world is somehow connected. So why not just be nice to everybody. ~ Richard Simmons.

I put a spell on people so they don’t know they’re working out… An enchanting spell, where they just don’t think about it, or over think it, and then at the end they go, ‘Wow, I feel good.’ ~ Richard Simmons.

Popular Richard Simmons Quotes

Energy is that amazing feeling that comes to life inside of you when you’re happy and believe in yourself. ~ Richard Simmons.

I do consider myself a clown and a court jester, and I do love to make people laugh, whether they’re laughing with me or at me. ~ Richard Simmons.

I just want people to get off the back burner of their life and start to take better care of themselves and their children. ~ Richard Simmons.


I don’t have a lot to offer one person. I have a lot to offer to a lot of people. ~ Richard Simmons.

No tricks, gimmicks, special pills, special potions, special equipment. All it takes is desire and will. ~ Richard Simmons.

You can say anything you want to say about me. But don’t you dare address overweight people with terrible names and ugly remarks. That is what upsets me. ~ Richard Simmons.

I have a one of a kind collection of dolls. My house is like a museum. ~ Richard Simmons.

When I go to bed, I ask God to give me one more day tomorrow. When I get it, I’m excited and grateful. ~ Richard Simmons.


I started my own class for people like me who can’t find any place else to go. ~ Richard Simmons.

I just strive to do better. Every time I meet somebody, I ask myself, How can I help this person? ~ Richard Simmons.

When the king gets depressed, he doesn’t call for his wife. He doesn’t call for the cook. He calls for the court jester. ~ Richard Simmons.

My life is just a never-ending work in progress. ~ Richard Simmons.


I give people permission to be kids again. ~ Richard Simmons.

I spent my childhood eating. The only exercise I got was trying to twist off the cap of a jar of mayonnaise. ~ Richard Simmons.

Famous Richard Simmons Quotes

Every morning when I get up, I ask God what he wants me to do, ask him to lead me to the right people to help them. ~ Richard Simmons.

Stop trying to find something in food that will make you feel better. ~ Richard Simmons.

Even though my work is whimsical. I have a very serious job. I cry more than I laugh. ~ Richard Simmons.


If your oxygen mask drops down, it’s time to take a breather! ~ Richard Simmons.

Count your blessings. You are one of a kind. There’s no one in the world like you. You are amazing. ~ Richard Simmons.

Everyone’s under pressure and you just have to learn how to deal with it. And I deal with it through prayer and staying busy. ~ Richard Simmons.


I’m not going to be happy until every child in every school is physically active. ~ Richard Simmons.

I have 40 pounds to lose. It is not the fault of the fast food people, and anyone who’s trying to sue the fast food places needs a therapist, not an attorney. ~ Richard Simmons.

I’m like a stuffed toy. You’ve never met me, but if you did, you’d just want to take me home and put me in your child’s room. ~ Richard Simmons.

I have loved deeply. I have lost intensely. I will never love again. I get that love by people who care for me. ~ Richard Simmons.


I consider myself a court jester – motivator. ~ Richard Simmons.

I don’t have to teach anymore, I don’t have to work anymore, God has been really good to me. ~ Richard Simmons.

Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you’ve got to squeeze your buns. That’s my formula. ~ Richard Simmons.

I get energy from meditation practice and from eating healthy fresh food, only one cup of espresso in the morning, and not drinking too much. ~ Richard Simmons.

So these were the top 70 Richard Simmons quotes on fitness, workout and health.

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