Posts

Showing posts from January, 2011

The Godfather of Fitness Jack La Lanne has died at age 96

Image
I thought he would live forever.  Jack La Lanne has died ata his California Home due to complications of pneumonia at the age of 96; 1/23/2011.   I remember sitting under my mother's ironing board while she ironed and worked out when I was a kid. 



From the NNDB Site (taken in it's entirety):  

Jack La Lanne was a juvenile delinquent, once attacking his brother with an axe, and setting his family's house on fire. In adulthood, he blamed his youthful misbehavior on being fed too many high-sugar foods. At 15, his mother dragged him to hear a speech by nutritionist Paul Bragg. Inspired, La Lanne reformed his eating habits, eliminating everything made with white flour or white sugar, and instead ate almost nothing but fruits, vegetables, and fish for the rest of his life. Healthy foods were hard to find, so La Lanne concocted his own recipes, and by the age of 18 he owned a health-food bakery.

At 21, he opened his first gym in Oakland, California. It was 1936, and most docto…