Jack LaLanne

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Jack LaLanne in 1947
Jack LaLanne swimming in Long Beach, California
Jack LaLanne swimmin in San Francisco Bay
Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was a renowned and early fitness icon in the United States who died in January 2011 at the age of 96. LaLanne hosted a popular American television show called the Jack LaLanne Show. He frequently attempted and accomplished exhibitions in the open water to colorfully demonstrate his fitness and how important fitness is for everyone.

He was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker. He is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and turned his life around after listening to a public lecture by Paul Bragg, a well-known nutrition speaker. During his career, he came to believe that the country's overall health depended on the health of its population, writing that "physical culture and nutrition — is the salvation of America."

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