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Jack LaLanne, fitness guru, dies at age 96

Old 01-24-2011, 09:05 AM
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Jack LaLanne, fitness guru, dies at age 96

This guy was amazing. I remember his exercise show with his dog in the fifties. This article is wonderful, telling of his life and some of the incredible things he did. Rest in peace, Jack. We're going to miss you.

Jack LaLanne dies; fitness guru helped shepherd in an era of health-consciousness
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Yeah, I heard about this on the radio this morning. What a guy. Apparently he was told that starting a gym would be bad for people's health.
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He was a pioneer in the fitness field.

RIP, Jack.
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The dude was awesome, he was way ahead of his time even in his final years.

He passed at 96 NOT from clogged arteries,heart attack or catastrophic injury which is a tribute to his lifestyle. I admire his feats which included things like dragging boats while swimming. He espoused a healthy lifestyle his entire life. He walked the talk.

I also admire him because he really never became political, his politics were fitness. Even Arnold Schwartzenegger admired him enough to speak at his service.

It ashame the 'younger' generation only thinks about juiced muscle bound bodies when they think about being fit but Jack LaLanne was truely fit being able to practically use his body for things other than useless repetition & appearance in the gym. He will be sorely missed.

R I P Jack LaLanne !!!
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