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Back in the mid to late 1970s, there was a morning TV show where the Caucasian male North American host did calisthenics on a mat outside on some green grass with (I think) a somewhat large body of water in the background. They played some kind of morning jazz music incorporating xylophone I believe. The host wore a sky blue & white short sleeved body suit, pants - not shorts. I seem to recall he was the sole person in the show. What was the name of this show?

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It sorta sounds like Gilad, but he was more mid-80's. Richard Simmons is the only fitness guy I can think of who was on TV in the 70's. – Johnny Bones Jun 5 '14 at 17:28
I know which show you're talking about, but cannot remember the name of it, either. I believe the guy had a spoke English, but with an accent. Also, IIRC, his routines were mostly low impact. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jun 5 '14 at 17:48
@JohnnyBones ... that's the guy. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jun 5 '14 at 17:48
I'm tryin t' think of that guy's name too - He used to do "The happy puppy" exercise! – user19483 Mar 8 '15 at 2:12

Not sure if he's your guy, but Jack Lalanne had a morning exercise show from the 1950s to 1985. He was noted for having a minimal set and using household items rather than dedicated exercise equipment. Here is a video. You can see that he is inside rather than outside, but he is in front of a window with a lake or pond outside behind him.

He appeared for years on American morning news shows promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles. He lived to be 96 (died in 2011) and was still promoting fitness in his final year.

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If seeing that (really amazing) video doesn't clinch it, I don't know what would. It has organ music which I can understand sounding like a xylophone. – wallyk Aug 5 '14 at 8:53

The show was ED Allen. Set in Montego Bay Jamaica. Occasionally he would have his wife on to co-host.

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Do you mean The New Ed Allen Show? I think it was on some beach and his wife Barbie was on it sometimes. – Walt Mar 31 '15 at 14:41
Please cite sources for your answer to provide credence. – MattD Mar 31 '15 at 16:51

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