Richard Simmons may have stepped back from the limelight in recent years for some (well-deserved) privacy, but we will forever love him as the spunky aerobics instructor who had everyone sweatin' to the oldies in the '80s and early '90s.
In honor of his 68th birthday on Wednesday, we're looking back at some of the interesting (and amazing!) things he's done throughout his life.
Here are 12 things you may not have known about Richard Simmons.
Originally published March 2016. Updated July 2017.