Archive for January 25th, 2011

The Greatest Fitness Legend

On Sunday, January 23rd, the man responsible for bringing fitness and healthy eating into the mainstream culture died at the age of 96. His name, of course, was Jack LaLanne.

You may remember Jack for his superhuman feats of strength and endurance, such as doing 1000 pushups in 23 minutes or swimming from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco–handcuffed and towing a boat. He did it all to promote his first love–exercise.

LaLanne was a pioneer in fitness at a time when exercising and especially weight-training was thought to be a “freakish” activity. Millions caught the fire for fitness by working out at home with minimal equipment guided by his daily TV show from the 1950s to the 1970s. He worked out athletes with weights at a time when it was thought that would slow them down. He encouraged women to lift weights at a time when it was thought that would make women “bulky.” Jack LaLanne was instrumental in dispelling those fitness myths and many others.

Since then, he tirelessly and enthusiastically campaigned to make fitness as much a part of a healthy lifestyle as eating and sleeping well. It his words: “The only way you can hurt the body is not use it. Inactivity is the killer and remember, it’s never too late.” (source:

Thanks Jack. We’ll remember you for that!


Kevin Schoeninger

P.S. We’re proud to carry on the exercise message and expand it to include Inner Body Training in The Holistic Fitness Training Program

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