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Latino Daily News

Monday January 24, 2011

¡Adios! Jack LaLanne America’s First Fitness Guru Dies

America’s first fitness guru, Jack LaLanne died Sunday afternoon at home at the age of 96.  The one time sugar addict made a name for himself by opening the first modern health club in the U.S. situating it in California. 

The son of French immigrants, LaLanne had quit a knack not only for fitness but for business.  He eventually open up 100 gyms nationwide, designed his own exercise equipment and had his own TV show in the early ‘60s.  Most recently he was promoting the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer

LaLanne continued to exercise even into his 90’s according to his family, working out two hours a day.  He died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia and is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elaine and three children.