If you’re into fitness at all, you’ve been influenced at some point by the legend himself, Jack LaLanne.
This weekend we said goodbye to one of the fathers of fitness.
The following was posted on Jack’s blog.
“Dear faithful students,
Yesterday we lost a dear friend, a devoted husband, a loving father, a true hero to us all.
Jack died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California’s Central Coast. He was surrounded with his loving family, his wife Elaine of 51 years, daughter Yvonne and sons Danny and Jon.
Jack has left the world a happy, healthier, more fit place, and his legacy will live on forever.
Remember as Jack would say:
“Anything in Life is Possible, if YOU Make it Happen!” ~Jack LaLanne”
Two memories of Jack
When I heard the news of his passing, I immediately was taken back to when I was a small child. I remember seeing a very fit “old” man doing some crazy exercise on t.v.
Every time that I happened on his show, he astounded me with his conditioning. Just amazing.
The second memory wasn’t even about Jack, but Jay Kordich. I’m talking about the Jim Carrey skit on “In Living color” poking fun at juicer infomercials. I still chuckle out loud when I see it, and thought for years that it was about Jack LaLanne and his Power Juicer.
Do you have any memories of Jack LaLane? How did he impact your life?