Richard Simmons “returns” to coronavirus on YouTube for the first time in six years

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For the first time in six years, reclusive aerobics guru Richard Simmons has made a virtual return to his 355,000 multi-generational followers / subscribers in the era of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Three weeks ago, the flamboyant 71-year-old fitness expert began downloading weekly training videos for his 80s and more semi-recent clips to encourage fans in quarantine.

“The wake-up call is due to the fans who are calling for his return and leading them through home exercise routines again,” an insider told TMZ on Friday.

He's back (sort of)! For the first time in six years, reclusive aerobics guru Richard Simmons has made a virtual return for his 355,000 multigenerational followers / subscribers in the era of the global coronavirus pandemic (photo from 2014)

He’s back (sort of)! For the first time in six years, reclusive aerobics guru Richard Simmons has made a virtual return for his 355,000 multigenerational followers / subscribers in the era of the global coronavirus pandemic (photo from 2014)

“Get up and move!” Three weeks ago, the flamboyant 71-year-old fitness expert started downloading weekly training videos for his eighties, as well as more semi-recent clips to encourage fans in quarantine.

“Richard’s team accepted the new video messages. The Simmons team is also working on a new range of licensed products that will be released later this year. “

The Sweatin in to the Oldies star – who has already weighed 268 pounds – continues to cheer on his “clubhouse members” with newsletters containing recipes and other tips.

The New Orleans-born figure – “who helped mankind lose about 12 million pounds” – quietly shut down his Slimmons exercise studio in Beverly Hills in November 2016.

An insider told TMZ on Friday: `` The wake-up call is due to the fans who demand his return and lead them again through home exercise routines ''

An insider told TMZ on Friday: “The wake-up call is due to the fans who demand his return and lead them again through home exercise routines”

The cha cha! “Richard's team accepted the new video messages. The Simmons team is also working on a new range of licensed products that will be released later this year.

The cha cha! “Richard’s team accepted the new video messages. The Simmons team is also working on a new range of licensed products that will be released later this year. “

“How are you all doing this week?” The Sweatin ‘to the Oldies star continues to cheer on its“ clubhouse members ”with newsletters containing recipes and other tips

Shuttered: New Orleans-born figure - `` who helped mankind lose about 12 million pounds '' - shut down his Slimmons exercise studio in Beverly Hills in November 2016

Shuttered: New Orleans-born figure “who helped mankind lose about 12 million pounds” – closed his Slimmons exercise studio in Beverly Hills in November 2016

Richard (nee Milton) was last photographed in April 2017 on his way back from the hospital next to his caretaker / driver Theresa Reveles.

Among Simmons’ most recent screen appearances, he was asked to judge an episode of Sing Your Face Off in 2014 and play a dramatic version of himself on ABC soap General Hospital in 2013.

Under the cover: Richard (born Milton) was last photographed in April 2017 on his way back from the hospital next to his caretaker / driver Theresa Reveles (2-L)

Under the cover: Richard (née Milton) was last photographed in April 2017 on his way back from the hospital next to his janitor / driver Theresa Reveles (2-L)

MIA: Among Simmons' latest screen appearances, a guest tried a 2014 episode of Sing Your Face Off and played a dramatic version of himself on ABC soap General Hospital in 2013 (photo with Lynn Herring)

MIA: Among Simmons’ latest screen appearances, a guest tried a 2014 episode of Sing Your Face Off and played a dramatic version of himself on ABC soap General Hospital in 2013 (photo with Lynn Herring)

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