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Jack LaLanne Obituary

Monday, January 24th, 2011


Jack LaLanne dies at 96; spiritual father of U.S. fitness movement



The ever-buoyant LaLanne opened what’s believed to be the country’s first health club in Oakland in 1936. In the ’50s he started a TV exercise show geared toward housewives, and he sold a popular line of exercise equipment, supplements and health food.


By Claudia Luther
Special to The Times
January 23, 2011


Jack LaLanne, the seemingly eternal master of health and fitness who first popularized the idea that Americans should work out and eat right to retain youthfulness and vigor, died Sunday. He was 96.


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