Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies at 96

The first TV fitness guru, Jack LaLanne, has passed away at the age of 96. INSIDE EDITION remembers the exercise pioneer.

He was forever young, even when INSIDE EDITION last met with him when he was about to turn 95!

LaLanne told INSIDE EDITION, "I don't feel any different than I did 30, 40 years ago!"

Jack LaLanne was a pioneer of physical fitness, showing Americans how to shape up with a TV show that first aired in 1951.

The calendar seemed to ignore Jack LaLanne. The older he got, the stronger he seemed to get. At age 40, he swam the length of the Golden Gate bridge underwater in 42 minutes—a world record! At age 70 he took another swim, towing 70 rowboats for a mile, with his hands and feet shackled!

LaLanne said, "People don't die of old age. They die of inactivity."

Jack LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at age 96, leaving us these words to live by:

"Exercise is king! Nutrition is queen! Put 'em together, and you've got a kingdom!"