Today on Marie
Richard Simmons is known for his up-beat personality, but he also has an emotional and vulnerable side that very few people know about. The fitness guru built his empire by saving extra tips from waiting on such patrons as Dick Clark and Ed McMahon at a restaurant in Los Angeles. In an year and half worth of time, the entrepreneur saved $25,000 to open his fitness studio in 1975. Richard wipes tears from his eyes when he tells Marie about the lives he's changed through exercise, as well as those that he's lost victim to diabetes and obesity. The fun-loving guy gets choked up about his difficulty in finding someone to love him. Professionally, Richard is all smiles and laughter, exuding joy to all. His Project H.O.P.E. program promotes the pillars of health, optimism, passion, and energy through a series of cardio, toning, and challenging exercises. He's also written lyrics to 24 songs that will be featured on his upcoming album. The audience joins Richard for a sing-a-long to one of the songs, "America, America" and he leads a group in a work-out routine choreographed to another one of his songs.
To learn more about Project H.O.P.E., please visit www.richardsimmonshope.com/
Be sure to also check out Richard's website, www.richardsimmons.com
Norman the Scooter Dog
Fetch, sit, stay, and roll over are so yesterday. Norman the Scooter Dog is far more advanced than the average pooch! The furry star of Hallmark Channel's "Who Let the Dogs Out?
" upstages most family pets by riding a scooter and a bicycle (with training wheels, of course). His trainer, Karen Cobb, uses a hula hoop to demonstrate the method she uses to teach the french sheep dog a new trick using treats as a bribe and reward. On "Who Let the Dogs Out?
," Norman travels the country to find the most talented and inspiring canines.
Watch Norman show off his tricks for the audience!>>
Laura Nativo brings lots of four-legged friends to show the latest products on the pet gadget market. If you're concerned what your dogs are up to while you're away from home, set up a pet cam to see if Rover is tearing up all your pillows or simply taking a nap. To keep your puppy or kitty company when left alone, attach a recorder to their collar that automatically repeats a 10 sec greeting from you at certain intervals of time.
Watch Laura reveal her pet gadgets>>
Find out where to get these gadgets and more>>
For more with The Fairy Dogmother Laura Nativo, visit lauranativo.com