March 30th, 2011
06:13 PM ET

Richard Simmons, Phil Keoghan can make you 'Fit to Fly'

If you’ve ever had to hustle through an airport, you know that flying can double as a workout - though perhaps not quite as intense a calorie-burner as an in-flight safety video for Air New Zealand shows.

The airline tapped none other than ‘80s exercise guru Richard Simmons to show off all the ways one can be “fit to fly" in just three minutes.

For example, if you need to brace yourself during flight, Simmons’ neon-spandex clad cohorts demonstrate how to do “the duck,” where you sit with “flat feet, elbows outside your thighs, hands on your head and duck on down.” "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan is particularly adept at demonstrating "the duck" in a cameo.

Check out more of Keoghan's moves in the video above.


Filed under: Amazing Race • Celebrities • television

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  1. Paul Mcintosh

    Never get in the brace position during an aircraft accident. Take it from someone who survived AA Flight 1420. To reduce the possibility of injury, slide down in your seat so that your head is below the seatback, place both feet flat on the deck and grab the armrest firmly. Why would you want to put 18Gs on top of your head and neck. If you want to get people's attention to the safety video, put a survivor on the video. I guarantee you get more people paying attention to it. Scrap the "duck"

    March 31, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. its true

    Simmons is old but still maniges to pork gals here and there....I'm sure he is pumped on viagra.......

    March 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. shortshot

    say what you will he is still laughing all the way to the bank. and rightly so!!!

    March 31, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mark twain

    Omg I thought this was a joke ... But it for real lolololollol

    March 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JJR Will Wreck You

    KB you made laugh so hard I forgot how gay Fitness people are.

    March 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Richard Simmons

    OH my!!! My thong is all up my tush due to my cute tight booty shorts!

    March 31, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. conte'

    I likk em' nd his colorful outfits cdfu =D

    March 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. KB

    Head diva is a racist biatch and shouldn't be posting anything. If I find out were you work you will no longer have a job because I will send them all of your triffe comments. But then you probably don't have a job anyway!

    March 31, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. oj bronson

    Rich seems to be a good guy. But, I have a question. Does he prefer the company of men? Those tiny shorts don't exactly say "hetero".

    March 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jermaine henderson

    white folk always in the rich flying videos.

    March 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jermaine henderson

    we need more of them black dudes in videos. its always whites.

    March 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. 2cute2nobtr

    Kudos to richard! all u northerners have nothing better to do but bash everyone because they are successful. who gives a crap if he has aids or whatever u gotta commend him for what he does for obese people. saving their lives. isnt that is whats most important?

    March 31, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Stem

    Richard Simmons taught Rihanna how to take a punch. Too bad Oprah tried to eat him.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. Thankful

    Sure alot of people think he's goofy and over the top. And alot of people don't like him and poke fun. But the simple truth is that he helps people....and he genuinely cares!

    I'm sure the haters will post nasty comments...but I don't care.

    Richard saved my life! He has always been there when I needed him....even though he doesn't know my name or that I even exist.

    Sweat on Richard!

    March 31, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      great comment.........I too get the impression that Richard is a very kind person who loves to help in any way he can.

      Those kind of people totally Rock and are so Relevant!

      March 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. colt 45

    Richard Simmons is one of the kindest and most generous people on the planet and has truly helped seriously heavy people get thin and fit.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • I might be moving to Montana soon, to raise me up a crop of dental floss

      Yea but he is Ho~Mo and loves to drink Ho~Mo milk by the gallon.

      March 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Rrrralph

    That was cute!

    March 31, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  17. Head Diva In Charge

    No matter how "good" this afro king means, it's real hard to take him seriously.

    March 31, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  18. Forest Ranger

    Richard Simmons...I thought he had finally eaten himself to death or died of A.I.D.S.

    March 31, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  19. Loraine

    Go, Richard! What a fun and informative video. Such great shape after all these years.

    March 31, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  20. G. W. Snark

    Head Diva in Charge? In charge of what? In charge of the men's room at the local bus station in Armpit, New Jersey?

    March 31, 2011 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  21. Head Diva In Charge

    To all of you commenting I bet you are all yellow belly yankees! Talking so much crap about this idiot. Workout video..lol.

    March 31, 2011 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  22. Head Diva In Charge

    You must be from NJ or some where up north you stupid yankee. You people are so annoying.

    March 31, 2011 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  23. Lace

    @pvt.fatbody, Superhiro is at work when he is posting and CNN marquee is the only site that's not blocked. Just saying..

    March 31, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  24. dolfin shorts

    lol superhiro you are too much!How do you do it,mushroom stamping your self after being pinksocked.Simmons WOOD be proud of you.

    March 30, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Denise

    Perhaps if more airlines did videos like this one, at least we'd feel like we were getting a show when we learned emergency procedures for the planes. Go Richard! Still looking good!

    March 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  26. G. W. Snark

    Richard Simmons ? OMG he's still alive? I heard a 600 pound woman fell on him during "Sweatin' to the Oldies #32"

    March 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • hayete505

      GW Snark –
      I agree with all who've commented that Richard Simmons is really fit, especially at his age. Kudos to him! However, I will say I laughed at your comment too. Thanks for the morning chuckle.

      March 31, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  27. pvt.fatbody

    still trying to figure out how you stay in shape! hovering around your device,day after,after day..just to post first.

    March 30, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  28. TED

    He is still in better shape than me though.

    March 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Superhiro

    I could never get past the fact that Simmons is an extremely out of shape person who makes excercise videos.

    March 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denise

      Keep in mind, He's about 60 now, so his shape is pretty miraculous and he's been doing this for a whole lot of years now. Gotta give credit where credit is due. His clothes don't show how decent his real shape is. Can't help but love the guy.

      March 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=Dog

      iHe's just sad at this point... 60 years old... still wearing the nut shorts.

      March 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff in NJ

      Jack Lalanne could kick Richard Simmon's butt any day, and twice on Sunday!

      March 31, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Say what?

      @Jeff in NJ – Yeah, too bad Jack Lalane died earlier this year....so if zombie Jack comes back, he could kick anyones butt! Well, except Chuck Norris...no one can kick Chuck Norris' butt.

      March 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Yabba

    who you calling a ho?

    March 31, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  31. beth1

    tin tin Appears YOU also read the article and posts and took time to respond. Join the "idiot' club!

    March 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |

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