I can't think of anyone who promoted health and fitness to the masses longer or more consistently than Jack LaLanne. He was a true pioneer in the industry.
My mom watched him regularly and exercised along with him. I still remember her doing butt walks across the living room floor. :-D
When he turned 43 in 1957, he performed more than 1,000 push-ups in 23 minutes on the "You Asked For It" television show. At 60, he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco — handcuffed, shackled and towing a boat. Ten years later, he performed a similar feat in Long Beach harbor.
Here's the entire article:
Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, 96, dies at California home
Weird. Just a little over 2 weeks ago, I posted his "10 Point Plan" video below on Body & Soul's Facebook page.
Rest in peace, Jack.