Deaths Elsewhere / Fitness impresario Jack LaLanne, 96

Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru and television exercise-show host who demonstrated jumping jacks and push-ups while touting low-sugar diets and weight training long before they were fashionable, died Sunday. Full Story

Maple Grove, MN

#1 Jan 24, 2011
This is a great loss to America. Jack LaLanne was an iconic figure who always had a bright, sunny disposition and ready to help anyone. I remember seeing him in his 80's doing more push ups then I could at 30! That is what started me on a life long relationship with excersize. Truely, one of a kind guy..........

Since: Jul 08

Brooklyn Park

#2 Jan 24, 2011
RIP Jack LaLanne. You were a great influence.

Middleton, WI

#3 Jan 24, 2011
LaLanne was an American icon, one of the 20th century's most prominent characters. RIP, sir. Well done.

Lakeville, MN

#4 Jan 24, 2011
Had he only taken better care of himself, he'd still be with us today.
good luck

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 24, 2011
May you juice apples in heaven.
good luck

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 24, 2011
thissucks wrote:
Had he only taken better care of himself, he'd still be with us today.
2nd hand smoke finally killed him
Big baller

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jan 24, 2011
RIP in peace Jack.
Dave form Lakeland

Stillwater, MN

#8 Jan 24, 2011
At 47 he could do 1000 push ups, I could do 50 at that age

Since: Jan 11

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jan 24, 2011
Regarding diet, Jack's advice was quite simple. "If it tastes good, spit it out".

I bet, even in his 90s, he was in better shape than 50% of the people in the entire world.
My Guy

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 24, 2011
What a huge loss, Jack was a leader, a inspiration and someone we should all try to be like. Look around at all the lard asses walking the streets. RIP Jack.

Tallahassee, FL

#11 Jan 24, 2011
I can't believe that we've lost such an inspiration to the fitness world. LaLanne was truly an inspiration to all of the people in the exercise/fitness community and his ledge will forever live on through us all. I was reading this awesome article about him earlier and it really opened my eyes to how fantastic of an individual Jack LaLanne was. Definitely worth checking out.

Four Oaks, NC

#12 Jan 24, 2011
obama-care cut him off early, they said if he lived any longer he would cost SS & Medicare too much money. This is the first sign of the death panels!

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