Jack LaLanne dies at Morro Bay home

January 23, 2011

Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne, former fitness celebrity, nutritional lecturer and body builder, died Sunday at his Moro Bay home from respiratory failure due to pneumonia. [TMZ]

LaLanne, 96, inspired viewers of his popular 1950s through 1970s exercise show to work out and trim down.

At 22, LaLanne opened his own health spa and gym in Oakland. He is credited with designing the world’s first leg extension machines and pulley machines using cables, now a standard in the fitness industry.

Up until his death, Lalanne continued to workout every day and eat nutritional foods.

“It is most gratifying for me to see that everything that I was preaching and advocating for over 75 years has come to fruition,” LaLanne says on his web site.“Then I was a crackpot and a charlatan, today I am an authority.”

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May you find the peace you deserve, Jack. Thank you for your dedication. We will miss your light and laughter. Blessings.

An example of how to live He certainly lived a rich life and proof it is not that a person has lived but how he/she has lived. What an inspiration!

My wife Joanie and I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lalanne at Cafe Roma some years ago. He was an especially nice gentleman that truly cared about people. A wonderful example for us all.

I remember in the early years of his TV show exercising with my mom in front of the TV on the floor. Brings back fond memories of my brothers and sister working out together. I should have kept it up.

Thank you Lord for his long and healthy life. God Bless his wife and family and may he rest in peace.

Man o man. 96 and in good health to the end. Good living=long life. Rest in Peace Jack and thanks for showing the rest of us clean living.