|Jack LaLanne and I at his 95th birthday party (photo: Robert Kennedy)|
It is with great sadness that I learned of Jack LaLanne's passing last night.
Jack inspired three generations of men and women to better their health and fitness. He laid the foundation for the modern fitness movement, taught us to stay away from sugar and processed food and encouraged millions of women to start lifting weights!
I had the pleasure of working with Jack and his wife Elaine over the last few years and enjoyed his fierce zest for living life to the maximum. I will take his lessons with me forever. And if I ever have a day when I feel too tired or too lackluster to work out I remember Jack towing 70 boats with 70 people for one-and-a-half miles through the strong currents of Long Beach, while handcuffed, on his 70th birthday!
I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences out to Elaine and their family.