reminding us that there’s no substitute
for eating healthy and exercising regularly.
Ultimately, our health comes down to what we eat and how we move; for this reason, we have never before been in more dire need of exercise gurus — fit people over the age of 40 who can inspire us to workout and get moving even as we live day-to-day in an increasingly sedentary culture.
Jack Lalanne: First Fitness Coach to Star on TV
A native son of California, LaLanne was known for his public displays of vigor and fitness. He swam the ocean waters off San Francisco (handcuffed, boats-in-tow), and set a world record for push-ups.
Passing away at the age of 96, LaLanne was indeed passionate and vibrant for the entire length of his life.
Once bodybuilding and fitness were seen as eccentric and fringe. But LaLanne leveraged his persona (he presented as a good working-class bloke who might work in a lumberyard, or a friendly neighbor who would help you push your car out of the snow) and altered that perceptiom. He worked tirelessly to make fitness fun and accessible to the masses.
“…I hate to exercise. It’s very hard to
leave a warm bed and a hot woman for a cold gym”
~ Jack LaLanne, at age 94
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Who is Jack LaLanne?
Jack LaLanne’s legacy is true inspiration. LaLanne’s efforts to steer us all toward a healthier and more active lifestyle were undertaken with a good-natured spirit and big smile! He lived long and well, vital until the end. He will be remembered as a true inspiration.
I’m sharing with you a little radio segment I heard yesterday featuring clips from a 2004 interview with LaLanne. If you are looking to get inspired for your workout today, this ought to do the trick!