Say it isn’t so! Jack LaLanne is dead? When the news came this week that American’s very first fitness guru had passed away at the age of 96, we couldn’t believe it…we just knew that this guy was gonna outlive all of us. Even at age 96, Jack was in a helluva lot better shape than most Americans – many of those half his age!
And after all, he once famously said:
I can’t die. It would ruin my image.”
How many of you can remember your mothers exercising right along with Jack’s show on the old black and white RCA television? How many of you enjoyed watching his dog, Happy, perform tricks at Jack’s command? Do you remember his famous fingertip pushups?
Our dear mother scared the beejeezus out of us by following Lalanne’s strange routine for facial fitness…see if you remember this episode:
We’re still not convinced this does anything more than scare young children and the family pets. But let’s face it – he must have been doing something right! He was still making personal appearances and promoting physical fitness into his 90s.
Rest in peace Jack LaLanne…