Jack LaLanne was an American fitness, exercise, nutritional specialist, and motivational speaker who’s occasionally called “the godfather of fitness” as well as the “first fitness superhero” who had a net worth of $15 million dollars. Himself additionally had behavioral difficulties, but turned his life around after listening to a public lecture in regards to the advantages of good nourishment. In 1936, himself started what’s regarded as the country ‘s first health club in Oakland, California where he offered supervised weight and exercise training and gave nutritional guidance.
Jack LaLanne Net Worth $15 Million Dollars
LaLanne designed the initial leg extension machines, pulley machines using cables, as well as the weight selectors which are now typical in the fitness business. LaLanne devised the first version of what became the Smith machine. Himself eventually licensed all his health clubs to Bally’s Total Fitness. Though not connected with any health club, LaLanne continued to lift weights until his passing. LaLanne died of respiratory failure as a result of pneumonia at his residence on January 23, 2011. LaLanne was 96 and had done his day-to-day workout routine to the day before his departure.
September 26, 1914
San Francisco, California, USA
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Actor, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
United States of America
Jon LaLanne, Yvonne LaLanne, Janet LaLanne, Daniel LaLanne
As a Pioneer, Lifelong Instructor and Living Example of the Physical Fitness Life Style, he was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2005; that being the inaugural class of inductees for that organization.
Daughter Yvonne Lalanne, with first wife Irma Navarre, was born in 1944.
Inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2008.
Son, Jon Lalanne (born in 1961), has his own pool maintenance company, which cares for stars' pools.
He has a TV star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
Started his own gym in 1936, which included a health food store and a juice bar.
Hasn't had dessert since 1929.
For his 70th birthday, he pulled 70 boats across the Long Beach, California harbor with one person in each of them, swimming while shackled and handcuffed.
Adopted his wife Elaine's two children, Daniel and Janet as his own.
His show, The Jack LaLanne Show (1951) debuted in 1951 and was the first ever television exercise program. It ran until 1985, in spite of the fact that critics said the show would be off the air in six weeks.
LaLanne was named Professional Mr. America in 1955.
Appeared on You Asked for It (1950), where he performed 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes.
Opened the nation's first health club in 1936.
Some of his amazing feats of strength include: at age 41 proving it possible to escape from Alcatraz by swimming to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco while wearing handcuffs; at 45, completing a thousand push-ups and a thousand chin-ups in an hour and twenty-two minutes with blisters under his calluses; at sixty, swimming from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf handcuffed, shackled and towing a thousand-pound boat, and at seventy, battling currents while handcuffed and shackled, towing seventy boats holding seventy people for a mile and a half across Long Beach Harbor.
His blue tight-fitting jumpsuit
You are a slave to your own body. You want to do things, but your body won't let you because your body has you slaved. You are in shackles and bondage... You can actually be reborn again because I was reborn again.
You eat every day, you sleep every day, and your body was made to exercise every day.
Living is a pain in the backside, because you have to work at it. Dying, now that's easy.
Exercise is king and diet is queen; put them together and you've got an empire.
Whereas Billy Graham is all about the hereafter, I'm all about the here and now.
If man made it, don't eat it.
[on his refusal to consume dairy products]: Am I a suckling calf? No other creature uses milk after they wean!
Would you get your dog up in the morning and give him a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a doughnut?