Jack LaLanne Is Awesome!

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Pretty much everyone has heard of the great Jack LaLanne.

He started his first health clubs back in the thirties (30s!).

He invented many training tools and techniques that we still use today.

jack lalanne and wife

Well, Jack used to have his own health and fitness tv show.

My Grandma Margie used to work out with Jack every day.  And my mom remembers seeing grandma doing handstands along with Jack on the show!

I could go on and on about how neat Jack is, but I’d rather share some clips of the man himself….

Have you ever noticed that everyone you see looks like the picture on their driver’s license?  Why is everyone so unhappy all of the time?  Here’s Jack’s take on unhappy people:

If you haven’t heard, besides running Wold Fitness and Carson City Boot Camp, I’m also the strength and conditioning coach for Capital City Volleyball Club.

The volleyball club has several hundred female athletes, mostly between 12-18 years old.

Coaches have noticed that even in the last few years athletes are getting softer, they just LOOK different.  Jack says they look like sugar because they EAT sugar.  (It’s true, these girls eat nothing but candy and nasty-sports drinks on their breaks)

Of course, I’ve noticed that while the girls are getting softer around the middle, their PARENTS are getting even WORSE.

What does Jack have to say about “sugarholics”?

The other day I wrote an article about how to Have More Energy. Of course, Jack has his own techniques and they’ve kept him going like a rocket well into his ninth decade!

Here are his energy secrets:

This is a great story and a great analogy, Life Is A Battlefield. Make up your mind to win!

A lot of people don’t do well in life because they don’t FEEL well. Here’s how to feel good and deal with problems:

The problem with being fat and having poor health is that it doesn’t happen as a single, cataclysmic event. It is the results of just a few errors in judgment, repeated every day for years. And that’s how we end up where we do. (I love the part of this video where Jack says that most people think the body is made up of coffee and cigarettes…)

Are you a slave to your body?

Lots of people I know spend all weekend shuttling back and forth to home depot to make their house look BETTER THAN NEW. Why don’t you take some time to remodel your body?

Jack LaLanne was wayyy ahead of his time. And I love the way he talks to us like we’re all his best friend.

And so we’ll end with a quote from the man himself:


The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.

4 Responses to “Jack LaLanne Is Awesome!”

  1. Liz Donnelly Says:

    Great post! Jack is one of my idols. Definitely way ahead of his time. Thanks for sharing, Luke!

    -Liz Donnelly
    http://FamilyFitnessGuru.com
    http://TrainingByLiz.com

  2. Alex Says:

    Hey Luke,

    Love these clips – this guy was years ahead of his time! Brilliant stuff…

    P.s. I followed your link from Steve H’s site keep up the good work.

  3. Casey Kaldal Says:

    Too funny. I have never heard of this guy, but what a blast.

    That was definitely worth the 30 minutes!

  4. Amina Rigley Says:

    Great website – I really like it!