Monday, September 21, 2009

Fitness Guru Lalanne, 95, Still Inspiring

“Jack LaLanne will turn 95 years old on Saturday. According to his Web site, the ‘Godfather of Fitness’ is still going strong, performing 1½ hours of weight lifting and a half-hour swim every day. LaLanne has been a well-known celebrity since 1951, when his popular television fitness show began running for an unprecedented 34 years. He even has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in the legendary sidewalk outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater. LaLanne advocated for getting regular exercise and eating healthy, natural foods long before it was trendy. Additionally, he designed a number of fitness machines and devices that we now take for granted. He created the first Smith cage, a machine that is found in almost every health club in the country. LaLanne also designed the...

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