He vows he will still teach fitness classes “at the Pearly Gates,” and it’s not hard to picture Richard Simmons convincing a few angels to do a little cardio. Whether he is joking onscreen with David Letterman or Ellen DeGeneres, appearing on the Today Show or speaking to fans on his 3-hour Sunday talk show on Sirius satellite radio, Simmons’ entertaining powers of charm and persuasion are evid...
Subject: Lori PattersonCompany: Boot Camp ChallengeTaking the Plunge. Lori Patterson, creator of Boot Camp Challenge™ (BCC) based in St. Peters, Missouri, has been involved in fitness for many years. “I entered the fitness industry 23 years ago, before it was tech...
Jacki Sorensen is credited with originating one of the most significant fitness movements in history: aerobic dance—the combination of fitness and dance that swept the world in the ‘70s before evolving into the multifaceted group exercise classes of today. Thirty-eight years later, Sorensen still lives and breathes choreography, crea...
Jacki Sorensen is credited with originating one of the most significant fitness movements in history: aerobic dance—the combination of fitness and dance that swept the world in the ‘70s before evolving into the multifaceted group exercise classes of today.
Thirty-eight years later, Sorensen still lives and breathes choreography, creating over 150 routines a year for h...
Subject: Vito La FataCompany: Fitness Evolution“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” —Charles DarwinKeeping Up With the Genes’s. It is not hard to grasp V...
When Dr. Ken Cooper talks, you'd better
listen. Closely. Because he will rattle off
statistics on health, fitness and disease
prevention so quickly it will make your
head spin, or at least make you want to go
out for a run to get all the exercise benefits you can.
The man known as "the father of aerobics"
is just as determined to change the
world now, at the age...
Subject: Trina Lambe
Company: Train by Trina
Messages in the Malt. After finishing a career
in professional figure skating, Trina
Lambe changed directions and went to
work for a local brewery in Toronto. “It
was my first ...
When aerobic dancing took off in the 1980s, exercisers went for the burn and sweated to the oldies.
Now a much wider array of fitness classes is available.
Three of the biggest names in aerobic dance and exercise, Judi Sheppard Missett, Kathy Smith and Tamilee Webb, speak Sunday at the IDEA Health & Fitness Association's convention in San Diego.
On Kathy Smith’s website, www.kathy
smith.com, she narrates a timeline of her projects, beginning with her first Sunset Boulevard billboard ad for leotards in 1980. Just listening to the year-by-year
account is exhausting: $50 million in
infomercial products; innovations (she had the first workout DVD in 2001 and helped to launch the first downloa...