Tidbits for travelers: Richard Simmons wants you to be fit to fly

Between following the antics of @BronxZoosCobra on Twitter and laughing at fitness guru Richard Simmons’ calorie-burning safety video for Air New Zealand, it’s been hard to get any work done.

See what I mean?

There’s even a ‘making of’ version of this one.

Watch the in-flight version once, maybe twice, and it’s fun and sort of adorable. But I can’t imagine having to sit through it over and over as a regular Air New Zealand passenger.

Unless, of course, that rascal Rico had made an appearance.

Rico and Richard Simmons

But seriously, wouldn’t it be great if everyone on an airplane had to stand up and do some synchronized stretching every once in a while?