Jack LaLanne Obituary

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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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One Response to “Jack LaLanne Obituary”

  1. Brach says:

    Mr. Lalanne practiced what he preached while
    doing what he liked, making Americans healthier
    with good , sound advice on food, nutrition, supplements, and exercise. If America would continue to follow Jack’s advice, WE would all be better for it.

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