Richard Simmons' top weight was 268 lbs (when he graduated high school) before he learned to control it.
After trying everything from bizarre diets to laxatives, Simmons took control of his weight by adopting a lifestyle of balance, moderate eating and exercise.
Thirty years and 3,000,000 pounds later, Richard Simmons is still going strong. Using his unique wit, passion and enthusiasm, Simmons, the nation’s most revered fitness expert, continues his crusade to reach out to the masses, encouraging them to take control of their fitness destiny.
Just recently, Richard Simmons made headlines after he was hospitalized for bizarre behavior (which he later chalked up to "dehydration"), but according to new tabloid reports, there may be way more to the story than meets the eye.
According to a new report by the National Enquirer, Simmons (who has been out of the spotlight for more than three years) underwent a series of sex change operations and is now living as a woman named Fiona. Find out more at Bet.com.