|God love him standing there on that rock|
without any shoes or shirt on.
Jack LaLanne was the first to host an exercise show, but far more important, he believed in the effectiveness of simple exercise. You didn't see him with a kettle ball in hand (or maybe you did...bad example), or balancing on a BOSU ball. He never used the Body Blade or funny techno shoes to sculpt and tone. Mr. LaLanne was a proponent of simplistic forms of exercise that included a chair......and a towel.
Today, you can't swing a dumbbell without hitting a "fitness guru" who is publicly celebrated for the torture and disrespect they place on their overweight and under fit followers . Many are selling gadgets and other products that promise fitness success while others bestow the benefits of their pre packaged fitness program on the aging body (only to sneak out back and have the odd tummy tuck, face lift, and Botox treatment).
|If you can read what he has on |
the board, he had it goin' on!
I wonder what Mr. LaLanne thought about the industry of fitness today. Do you think he was working out with the Biggest Losers or sending away for Jillian Michael's powders and diet books? Word on the street says he was eating 10 veggies and 5 fruits a day until he died. I wonder how the rest of us will do with our diet of processed (but fat-free) 10-minute meals on the run (chased down with a diet cola)? I wonder how long our kids will last if only 7% of Canadian kids get the recommended daily dose of physical activity per day (according to the latest Health Canada statistics).
|He proved that muscle|
can be strengthened
and developed at
So to everyone who has enjoyed an aerobics class or appreciate how one feels after a great workout...raise your next glass of wine up high and toast the Father of fitness...Jack LaLanne.
|Look at the little guy, naked in a bunch of veggies!|
I'm kidding...I know he owns a gym in Hollywood.
It's my dream to do one of his classes before I (or he)
That's all I got for now.