Monday, January 24, 2011

A Sad Day for the Fitness World - Jack LaLanne has died.

I got to meet Jack LaLanne about 10 years ago. His energy and magnetism bordered on religious fervor.

"Well it is. It is a religion with me," he told What Is Enlightenment, a magazine dedicated to awareness, in 1999. "It's a way of life. A religion is a way of life, isn't it?"

"Billy Graham was for the hereafter. I'm for the here and now," he told The Times when he was almost 92.

During his talk he sat in a chair and then popped himself into a perfect "L" like a 86 years old! His handshake was bone-crushing and his voice boomed across the auditorium.

"The crusade is never off my mind — the exercise I do, the food I eat, the thought I think — all this and how I can help make my profession better-respected. To me, this one thing — physical culture and nutrition — is the salvation of America."

Look at America today and you will see that Jack LaLanne had it right. PAY ATTENTION AMERICA!

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