JACK LALANE PASSES! SAD DAY FOR US IN SHAPE!

January 25th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

Jack LaLane

Jack LaLane

Jack LaLane circa 1950

Jack LaLane circa 1950

KING OF FITNESS DEAD AT 96

San Francisco, CA- My sporting a 30 inch waist and weighing under 170 lbs. can all be attributed to fitness guru Jack LaLane. The 96-year old died yesterday. I met him twice, once I was all ripped up for a fight and he was impressed. And if you can impress Jack LaLane, then you have indeed done something special.

FAT GUYS NEVER UNDERSTOOD


An inspiration to many, it is you fat guys with Diabetes and heart disease that he was trying to help. Unfortunately most of you didn’t listen!

Pedro Fernandez

COMMENTS

  1. Nice piece. He was a great guy. I was a fan.

    RIP.

    magic111 on January 26th, 2011 at 3:09 AM
  2. He did what he loved and did it a long time. Hard to beat that, whatever the context!

    Antonino on January 26th, 2011 at 8:12 AM
  3. An Icon and personal hero of mine. A few years ago I purchased an autographed framed, and personalized signed photo from him. It’s great, and in my office now.

    Tom
    SanJoseCA

    TomH on January 26th, 2011 at 9:05 PM
  4. R.I.P Jack

    Roberto rios on January 29th, 2011 at 8:34 PM
  5. I remember watching my mother exercise to the Jack Lalane show as a little kid and remember his white dog too but I never knew Jack was at one time as buffed as he is in this photo.

    Jack looks a bit like Clancy Ross in this photo who competed in body building contests around that time, winning both the amateur AAU Mr. America (1945) and professional Mr. America (1946) (beat Steve Reeves) before becoming Mr. USA (1949) and Mr. World (1953). I used to lift weights at Clancy Ross Mr. America club the summer of 1978 and 1979 in Walnut Creek, CA in between semesters at California State University, Chico. Clancy was usually milling about the gym. I think he had a gym in San Leandro at one time too.

    Clancy died three years in Concord, CA ago at age 84 and Jack made it to 96. Looks like consistent physical fitness leads to longevity.

    Jaime on January 31st, 2011 at 4:32 PM

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