Jack LaLanne, also known as “The Godfather of Modern Fitness”, was a celebrated American fitness expert, inventor, entrepreneur and television host remembered for starting the American fitness revolution and for inspiring millions of people across the world to live healthier lives. From 1951 to 1985, he hosted the popular American exercise TV show The Jack LaLanne Show.
Throughout his career, he received numerous awards and honors, including The President's Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
In 2008, the then Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger honored him with an induction into the California Hall of Fame.
His 21-year-old daughter Janet died tragically in a car accident in 1974.
In 1959, at the age of 45, he stunned the world when he used just 1 hour, 22 minutes to complete a total of 1,000 chin-ups and 1,000 jumping jacks.
At the age of 54, he defeated Arnold Schwarzenegger in an unofficial contest. Schwarzenegger was 21 years old at that time.
Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning for a cup of coffee and a donut?Jack LaLanne
Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That's the key.Jack LaLanne
If you've got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You've got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.Jack LaLanne
Look at the average American diet: ice cream, butter, cheese, whole milk, all this fat. People don't realize how much of this stuff you get by the end of the day. High blood pressure is from all this high-fat eating.Jack LaLanne
Probably millions of Americans got up this morning with a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a donut. No wonder they are sick and fouled up.Jack LaLanne
So many older people, they just sit around all day long and they don't get any exercise. Their muscles atrophy, and they lose their strength, their energy and vitality by inactivity.Jack LaLanne
The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.Jack LaLanne
We don't know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we'd be bored, wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.Jack LaLanne
You can't get rid of it with exercise alone. You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn up 300 calories in an hour. If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles. But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat!Jack LaLanne
You don't have to call it God or Jesus. That's religious humbug to a lot of people, but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life.Jack LaLanne
was a famous American fitness expert,
who was born on
September 26, 1914. As a person born on this date, Jack LaLanne is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 26) and the 11th most popular for the year (1914).
People born on September 26
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Jack LaLanne is the 594th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Jack LaLanne's birthday, Jack LaLanne is the 3701st most famous American and ranks 79th in famous people born in San Francisco, California, U.S.
In general, Jack LaLanne ranks as the 6806th
most popular famous person of all time.
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