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DVD Spotlight: ‘Sweatin’ to the Oldies: 30th Anniversary Addition”

SYNOPSIS:FAIRFAX, VA — For thirty years, the inimitable Richard Simmons has been helping people lose weight (more than 3,000,000 pounds and counting) and get healthy with his unique enthusiasm, charm and encouragement.  Since opening his first aerobics studio in Beverly Hills in 1974, he has cemented himself in America’s pop-culture psyche with 65 fitness videos (selling over 20 million copies), dozens of infomercials, nine best-selling books, myriad parodies of his over-the-top persona, and seemingly endless TV and film appearances.  And, on October 31, Time Life celebrates the iconic weight loss guru with a landmark DVD release: RICHARD SIMMONS: SWEATIN’ TO THE OLDIES: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.  The set will be available for $39.95srp, exclusively from

“So many sparkly tank tops – so many memories.”
— Richard Simmons

The energetic 6-disc set includes the complete collection of Simmons’ best-selling Sweatin’ to the Oldies workout programs.  Pairing lively classics from the ’50s and ’60s with rockin’ low impact routines and Simmons’ humorous banter, encouragement and sparkly tank tops, SWEATIN’ TO THE OLDIES: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION offers fun for the entire family.  Across five discs, home exercisers will find forty-one exercise routines set to rock n’ roll classics such as “It’s My Party,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” and more.

Loaded with extras, this special anniversary set also includes 100 minutes of bonus programming featuring an exclusive interview with Richard, testimonials and success stories from Simmons’  students, a full-color 20-page album of rare personal photos and memories personally selected by Richard and a bonus disc of “Love Yourself and Win — Six Steps to Self-Esteem & Permanent Weight Loss.”

Says Simmons’ “I can’t believe it has been 30 years since the beginning! For the first time ever, I have compiled the complete “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” collection…It’s the original and still the best way to get your heart racing and your blood pumping!”

Delivering a serious message with his trademark humor, Simmons has helped millions of overweight men and women lose millions of pounds by adopting sensible balanced eating programs and exercise regimes that are energetic, fun and motivating.  And, since the early ’70s, when he established his innovative weight loss facility where the overweight of the world were welcome with open arms, Simmons has become a pop culture fixture with numerous local and national television and radio appearances including a four-year run on “General Hospital,” followed by his own nationally syndicated, Emmy Award-winning series, “The Richard Simmons Show.”

With the overstuffed holidays coming potentially adding on unwanted pounds, there’s never been a better time to become re-acquainted with one of the best-selling home entertainment fitness series in history with RICHARD SIMMONS: SWEATIN’ TO THE OLDIES: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

MY THOUGHTS: My mom & I were always big fans of Richard Simmons. From the ‘Deal-A-Meal’ Program to ‘Sweatin’ To The Oldies’, we’ve made weight loss a priority with Richard. Besides his shining smile and award-winning personality, what always stuck with me was how sincere he came across. Every guest, every participant received his 100% attention and he was never afraid to reach out to hug people. His loving guidance is what sets Richard apart from the countless fitness instructors that have come along.

He never put his name on anything that didn’t work. Committing to helping people was his goal and not just his job. He had fun, that’s for sure, but it was always with a purpose. He endured the ribbing from comedians and imitators for a greater good. I wonder how many of them are platinum-selling stars? No matter how many how-to videos you purchase, it’s impossible to have MORE fun than you do when you’re ‘Sweatin’ to the Oldies’. These DVDs are simply timeless. You will get a great workout. You will have fun and you will never forget Richard Simmons.

Thankfully, Time Life has offered all 6 DVDs in one awesome collection so that a whole new generation can experience his unique, effective workouts. Thank you, Richard Simmons, for all you’ve done for all your fans!

About Time Life
Time Life is one of the world’s pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.
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**We received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

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4X3motion Pedometer by Ozeri

May 004 May 005 Those of us who are on a weight loss journey can attest that every bit of activity counts. Park further away from stores, take the stairs, fidget even- they all count as movement. Perhaps you’ve wondered exactly how much your activity counts. Ozeri’s new 4x3motion Pedometer will help you keep track & learn what works best for you.

Pedometers are great tools to keep you motivated. Once you see how well you’re really doing, it’s much easier to stick with it. Not only does this pedometer tell you how many steps you’ve taken, but it tells you the amount of time you’ve spent walking, calories burned, & the distance that you’ve covered.

It’s really amazing that such a little device can hold so much information! Entering all that information can be a little confusing. Just be sure to read the enclosed instructions carefully & you’ll be fine. Once it’s all set up, you’ll be glad that you took your time & did it right.

This is the first pedometer that I’ve used that allows you to input your weight. My belief is that it makes it so much more accurate that an average pedometer. There’s a wide range for weights so don’t be intimidated by it.

Seven days’ worth of steps will be calculated & stored. That’s incredibly helpful if you’re keeping a journal or too busy to write it down immediately. As an added plus, this pedometer can be used while in a bag, purse, on a belt or using the attached lanyard. That’s extra handy for days when you need to wear a skirt or pants without pockets.

Ozeri continues to bring us relevant, improved items to make life a little easier. From fans to scales, their use of technology is second to none. With excellent pricing & customer service, it’s always a win when you buy from Ozeri. Their products are available via Amazon or through

I received the aforementioned product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Ozeri Weight Master II {Review}

Ozeri 014            Ozeri has been an industry leader for as long as I can remember. Further proof of their amazing innovations is their newest product, the Ozeri Weight Master II 440lbs Digital BMI Scale with Color Alert Technology.

As someone who is still on her weight loss journey (down 37-1/2 lbs. with more to go), I understand that my scale is as important as my exercise equipment. If your readings aren’t accurate, how do you know how far you’ve come? Ozeri understands this concept & it shows!

In the Weight Master II, you’ll find a scale that not only rounds to the nearest 100 grams, but also holds your own personal profile for you. No more notebooks or journals. Numbers are between you & your scale! Confidentiality is important when you’re starting out & having trouble with motivation. Each time you step on, your scale remembers you & will show you comparisons. BMI is displayed for a full 15 seconds.Ozeri 013

Net Weights changes are shown in color. Now that’s new! I’ve not seen another scale that shows changes in a color format. I love it. Red shows gain while green shows loss. Watch your weight trend over the past 3, 7, & 30 days. Wow! Talk about a smart scale! Most days, I can’t remember where my car keys are, so thank goodness this little beauty remembers details!Ozeri 015

Our friends at Ozeri raise the bar even further by providing Microban technology. Microban is an antimicrobial product protection. It’s one more way that Ozeri cares for us & our health.

Full instructions for entering your information into the scale are provided & very easy to understand. To me, that’s important. If there is too much information to digest, most often, we’ll skip the product. Who has time for complicated devices? But, this scale is amazingly simple to operate. I simply love it.

With all these fantastic products on the market, what great thing will Ozeri make next? I can’t wait to find out!

I was provided with the aforementioned product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.