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Report: Jack Lalanne laid to rest, Schwarzenegger eulogizes the fitness pioneer…

Jack Lalanne, the Godfather of Fitness, was laid to rest today. Arnold Schwarzenegger was there to attend the funeral service, of course, Arnie’s wife, Maria Shriver was there too. Another fitness icon attended the funeral, and that is Richard Simmons.

Read what they have to say about, Jack, here.

Yep, Jack started it all. He really did. If it wasn’t for him, there would be no YMCA, Planet Fitness or Gold’s Gym. All these fitness guys Jack Lalanne, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, etc. They’ve inspired me to never give up my dream. I’m never giving up on this fitness thing, guys. I’ll be doing this for life too, like Jack.

You just don’t know how badly I want the fit and muscular body. Yeah, I want it very badly. If you want something badly, stay committed to it and you can achieve your dream. Don’t listen to anybody that gets in your way, and keep going. This is about you. Not about other people. If other people laugh at you and treat your bodybuilding dreams in a negative direction, to hell with them. Again, it’s about you.

Anybody can get into fitness. Either lose weight or get ripped. It doesn’t matter what age, what you look like, who you are, etc. This is for everybody. I’m not trying to be a fitness guru, I kind of want to help other local people get fit. So I try my best to give other people advice and things like that. I’m actually thinking about becoming a personal trainer in the future. Not at this point ’cause I need more experience and more knowledge, but becoming a personal trainer is something I would like to do when I get older. I could make good money doing that, training other people locally.

Kev

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RIP: Jack Lalanne 1914 – 2011

Jack Lalanne, the man who started it all. The King of Fitness, the master. The one who is responsible for making bodybuilding & fitness mainstream. How did Jack get inspired into fitness? Well as a kid, he was addicted to junk food just like any kid would be. He also had a violent temper back in his childhood. Jack started learning from Paul Bragg, a pioneer at nutrition & wellness, so Jack decided to change his lifestyle at age 15 to eat better and exercise more. After graduating from high school, he took night time classes at Oakland Chiropractic College in San Francisco, and graduated with a Chiropractic Degree.

He invented a bodybuilding machine, called, the Smith Machine, which can be seen in all gyms all over the world to this day. The Smith Machine is used for squats and various other exercises. It was made so it can be safe to use without a spotter. Later in the years, Jack Lalanne hosted his own TV show for 34 years titled, “The Jack Lalanne Show” which he taught fitness, health & nutrition on the the show. He marketed a variety of vitamin supplements, he also invented special devices called, the “Juice Tiger” and “The Power Juicer”.

Later in the years, Jack was inducted into the California Hall of Fame by Governor Schwarzenegger (pictured above). Jack also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Over the years, Jack continued to workout every single day, non stop until the last day before his death.

He is such a hero and inspiration to the fitness world. He is the real hero in fitness. Not Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris or Jillian Michaels. It was all about Jack. Jack has been doing bodybuilding and fitness way before the days of the supplement industry got too commercial. Think about this. If Jack wasn’t around to do what he did for us, there would be no bodybuilding. There would be no Arnold, Sly, Flex Wheeler, Jillian Michaels, Lou Farrigno and all those other fitness people in the media. Jack is responsible for bringing us this. Without him, none of us would be hitting the gym on a regular basis right now.

Bow down to Jack Lalanne! King of Fitness! Thanks Jack. In honor of Jack, I will continue to do my workout routines the old school way like how I’ve always been doing this ever since I started. Even though these video lessons are very old, they CAN still be very useful to this day!

Kev

Happy 96th Birthday: Jack Lalanne…

This is a tribute post dedicated to the real fitness guru, “The Godfather of Fitness”, Jack Lalanne. Everybody knows that this was the man that started it all. Well bodybuilding actually started many, many, many, years ago of course, but Jack Lalanne was the one who helped make bodybuilding mainstream and popular in the 1950’s. He is a true bodybuilding and fitness pioneer. People might look after other iconic fitness guru’s such as: Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Lou Ferrigno, Gunnar Peterson, Jillian Michaels, etc. but in reality, they aren’t real. They give out fake bodybuilding information for money. Not with Jack Lalanne. Back in the 1950’s, Jack had to do everything the real way because back in those days: supplements, protein bars, protein shakes, expensive workout equipment, etc. weren’t around back then. So he had to do workouts and nutrition the old fashion way. He still workouts and does the same routine to this day, which is why he is still here at 96. This man proves that it doesn’t matter what age you are to get fit and healthy, it can happen to anybody.

Jack is a true hero in the fitness world and this is why everyone in the fitness community worships this guy. They don’t call him, “The Godfather of Fitness” for nothing. While he always complained about the food that people eat that makes them fat, he always said things in a nice and calm way, to get people motivated. He’s never negative about bodybuilding and fitness. He became famous for his workout and nutrition TV show, “The Jack Lalanne Show” which ran for 34 years. See some clips in the videos below. This guy is a real badass! Happy Birthday Jack!

Kev