Jack LaLanne

American author, fitness trainer and businessman Jack LaLanne

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero. " He described himself as being a "sugarholic" and a "junk food junkie" until he was 15. He also had behavioral problems, but "turned his life around" after listening to a public lecture by Paul Bragg, a well-known nutrition speaker.
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ADVERTISING; Billie Jean King Raises Arthritis Awareness - Advertising
NYTimes - over 6 years
THE Arthritis Foundation is taking a new tack with its public service advertising, introducing a hard-hitting campaign that urges people to take up exercise as a weapon against pain. The new campaign — which was developed with the Advertising Council and created by the New York office of Y&R Advertising — follows humorous ads introduced
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Yes Honey we are Throwing a Cancer Party - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
With gifts, groceries and my Jack LaLanne power juicer in hand. “What is this?” he queried, after seeing our arms full of loot. “It's a Cancer Party.” I said as I pushed past him ready to start making the romaine lettuce, carrot, apple and fennel juice
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Committed to caring in CAF: Physical fitness key component to resiliency - DVIDS
Google News - over 6 years
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The late Jack LaLanne said on a blog on his website, "Anything in life is possible, if you make it happen." The American fitness icon for more than six decades died in January at the age of 96, yet his legacy still fits
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How to Live Forever - Boston Globe
Google News - over 6 years
What makes 94-year-old fitness legend Jack LaLanne run - and run and run? Interviewed at home a few years before his death last January, LaLanne talks to Wexler's camera like he's still doing his TV show, and he practically grabs the movie by its ears
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The Best Way to Eat Your Vegetables – Drink Them! - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
Anything will do, but we bought the Jack Lalanne Juicer (about $100) and found it to everything we need. 2. Buy some fresh organic vegetables and fruits. The idea here is to take in more nutrients, so buy more than you think you could ever eat – it
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Jack LaLanne to Receive DR Icon Award - News Junky Journal
Google News - over 6 years
by admin on Aug 11, 2011 The Electronic Retailing Association (ERA), the leading trade association for direct-to-consumer commerce, announced that Jack LaLanne, a long-time pioneer in the direct response marketing field, will be honored posthumously
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JOHN BOGERT: Facercise regimen keeps facial muscles toned, scares other motorists - Daily Breeze
Google News - over 6 years
The exercises demonstrably worked, exercises inspired by watching Jack LaLanne on TV as a child, and developed in the years since her first husband - this was when she was not yet 40 - casually mentioned that her good looks were fading
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To Zumba or not to Zumba? - Picayune Item
Google News - over 6 years
By Tracy Williams, Syndicated Columnist The Picayune Item In the decade I was born the fitness guru at that time was Jack Lalanne who recently died at the age of four-hundred and something; let's say he was really old. He was still working out
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Ready to Swim 103 Miles With the Sharks
NYTimes - over 6 years
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Any day now, Diana Nyad will set out to do something no athlete has ever done: swim all day and all night, then all day and all night, then all day again. She will swim about 60 hours in the churning sea, 103 miles across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West. Every hour and a half, she will stop to tread water for a few
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Searching for the Secrets to Longevity - Huffington Post
Google News - over 6 years
Wexler's intriguing film interviews a gaggle of healthy old people, including my favorite, Jack LaLanne. Jack lived in good health until age 96. I admire Jack because he was always willing to defy the conventional wisdom. Starting as a teenager,
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On The Market - Curbed National
Google News - over 6 years
Think of it as shacking up with Deepak Chopra, Jack LaLanne and a team of new age doctors. The building is pretty flexible as "Plans include full-floor units starting at 4300 square feet, an 8000 square foot Townhouse triplex with a private backyard
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SPOTLIGHT: Exercise keeping octogenarians fit - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
"He's almost like the Jack LaLanne of Bloomington-Normal," Woods said, referring to the fitness expert who died recently at age 96. "I've enjoyed seeing how he's thrived over the years." Bradd is not alone as a longtime exerciser who has remained
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Review: How to Live Forever Probes Aging Science, New Age Hokum - Wired News (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
The obligatory smattering of famous people includes Ray Bradbury, Jack LaLanne and Suzanne Somers, who has hung up her Thighmaster in favor of hormone therapy. All are united by an interest in extreme longevity, a topic that documentarian Mark Wexler
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'Happy' and 'How to Live Forever': connected ideas - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 6 years
Fitness guru Jack LaLanne and director Mark Wexler in a scene from "How to Live Forever." LaLanne died in January at 96. What's more important to you, being happy or living a long life? Two films exploring those issues are opening, and it appears the
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Black drum surrenders to retired general - Baltimore Sun (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
"He's the Jack LaLanne of fishing," gushed DNR fisheries biologist Marty Gary. "It has to be luck," said Magruder, who received a state citation for his catch. Magruder was trolling off Gibson Island at Belvidere Shoal with his neighbor and fishing
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack LaLanne
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 96
    LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at his home on 23 January 2011.
  • 2008
    Age 93
    In 2008, he inducted LaLanne into the California Hall of Fame and personally gave him an inscribed plaque at a special ceremony.
    Writer Hal Reynolds, who interviewed LaLanne in 2008, notes that he became an avid swimmer and trained with weights, and describes his introduction to weight lifting:
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  • 2007
    Age 92
    In 2007, LaLanne was awarded The President's Council's Lifetime Achievement Award.
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  • 1996
    Age 81
    It was on the show that LaLanne introduced the phrase "That's the power of the juice!" However, in March 1996, 70,000 Juice Tiger juicers, 9% of its models, were recalled after 14 injury incidents were reported.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 44
    In 1959, LaLanne recorded Glamour Stretcher Time, a workout album which provided phonograph-based instruction for exercising with an elastic cord called the Glamour Stretcher.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 23
    LaLanne's gym ownership led to a brief professional wrestling career in 1938.
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  • 1936
    Age 21
    In 1936, he opened the nation's first health and fitness club in Oakland, California, where he offered supervised weight and exercise training and gave nutritional advice.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1928
    Age 13
    He grew up in Bakersfield and later moved with his family to Berkeley, circa 1928.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born on September 26, 1914.
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