IUC Monday: RIP Fitness Pioneer Jack LaLanne 1914-2011

Posted on January 24th, 2011 by HisHighness in IUC:Bits, IUC:Entertainment

jack-lalanneI met Jack in Venice Beach back in 2005 when he was doing a charity fitness exhibition on the beach. He had a great sense of humor and was extremely affable and humble. Before spinning, kickboxing and power yoga there was Jack. His empathy for the human physical condition made him one of the pioneers of physical fitness. His wife of 51 years, Elaine LaLanne knows better than anyone how unique and charismatic a man Jack was. “I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon,” she said, “but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for.” (US Weekly)

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  1. joanne said on January 24th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    He was a lucky man if his wife of 51 years can still say that. RIP.

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  2. Miss Elliot said on January 24th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Nice tribute Ian. I always respect Jack. So nice your words. He deserved to live to 96. When are you finally going to release your music Ian, you are so talented. I saw Gone Too Soon and thought by far it was the best Michael Jackson film ever made.
    And give us more Brangie news, please!!

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  3. Amy said on January 24th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    RIP Jack, you will be missed forever. Great tribute Ian.

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  5. Iona said on January 25th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I hope his wife can find the strength to go on without her partner of over half a century – bless her! I remember watching the Jack LaLanne Show when I was in preschool – I was impressed with him even then. Here’s to a happy hereafter, Jack!

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