|MuscleProdigy.com (Good article here!)|
Jack LaLanne pretty much single-handedly started the fitness industry in the 1930's in Southern California where he opened gyms and invented most of the fitness equipment you see in gyms today. Heard of the "Smith Machine?" That was all Jack's idea. He later licensed all his fitness centers and equipment licenses to Bally Total Fitness. Later, he went on to invent an electric juicer, The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer, one of the most popular still available and much better than the copycats. I have one that I use often.
Jack had a great philosophy on life, he believed we make our own way...our own health. And it starts with diet and exercise:
Exercise is King, nutrition is Queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.
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Jack ate a plant-based diet, but was not "vegan." He, like many of us here, saw the amazing health benefits of plants. If anyone wants to read a great book, full of diet advice and advice on how to live healthily to a ripe old age, you must read: Live Young Forever: 12 Steps to Optimum Health, Fitness and Longevity. Written by Jack just two years before he passed away at age 96.
Jack started the first fitness show on TV, The Jack LaLanne Show, which ran from 1953-1985. There used to be illegal copies of the show all over YouTube, but the family took them down due to copyright infringements.
Recently, Jack's surviving family started a new website, Jack LaLanne.com, and are starting to re-post all his old videos. Go check out the website and the Jack LaLanne YouTube channel. Like and Follow to get the newest releases. If nothing else, it's great motivation.
A sample from the videos portion of the website: