Richard Simmons’ iconic Beverly Hills, California, exercise studio, Slimmons, is officially closing its doors. The 68-year-old fitness guru’s longtime manager, Michael Catalano, confirmed the news. “He just hasn’t taught there in over two years,” Catalano said, also telling ET that it was Simmons’ idea to close the studio for good.
Simmons also confirmed the news on Facebook, writing, “Some of you may have heard that Slimmons will close next month. While it is true, it has been an amazing part of my life to teach, meet and support people from all over the world.”
“I want to thank everyone who has come through those studio doors to laugh, cry and sweat with me!” he added. “Remember to keep sweatin’, keep movin’ and most importantly go out and Vote! Love Richard xo.”
The last day of classes will take place on Nov. 19.