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!"
Trending on Inside Edition
These Are the 10 Victims of the Buffalo Supermarket ShootingCrime
Woman Who Passed Out While Driving Reunited With Passersby Who Saved Her Through Police Department GiftsHuman Interest
'Exorcism' Death of 3-Year-Old Girl Leads to Arrest of Mother, Grandfather and UncleCrime
Indiana State Police Continue Investigation of Unidentified Boy Found Dead Inside SuitcaseCrime
Witness Says Accused Buffalo Gunman Came to Supermarket Day Before Massacre: 'Something Was Wrong With Him'Crime