Jack LaLanne Biography
(Fitness & Nutrition Expert, TV presenter)
Birthday: September 26, 1914 (Libra)
Born In: San Francisco, California, United States
Francois Henri LaLanne, better known as Jack LaLanne, was an American chiropractor, body builder, and nutritional expert nicknamed as “the godfather of Fitness”. He began his career in health and fitness long before such concepts had become fashionable. As a youngster, LaLanne had a sugar addiction and was a self-proclaimed “junk food junkie”. His personal journey towards health and fitness began when he first listened to a public lecture by Paul Bragg, a famous nutrition speaker. He was so motivated by the lecture that he opened one of the nation’s first fitness gyms in California when he was just 21. He himself became a body builder and designed a number of exercise machines. He publicly preached the health benefits of regular exercise and nutritional diet, and published several books on fitness. He produced his own series of exercise videos and hosted a fitness show on television. He encouraged every section of the society—women, children, elderly, and disabled—to maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly. Lalanne practiced what he preached and maintained an excellent physique. Famous as a motivational speaker, television host and an author, he was in demand as a celebrity endorser for various health products like gym equipment and vitamin supplements. He maintained a healthy lifestyle throughout his life and died at the ripe age of 96.