Jack Lalanne, Health & Fitness Great, “Passes” at Age 96 & Why He is Not “Dead.”


Truly considered the godfather of modern health & fitness, Jack Lalanne passed away over the weekend, at age 96. I say “passed” & not “died” because Jack was quoted stating the following: “I tell people I can’t afford to die; it will wreck my image!” I remember watching old clips of his TV show on ESPN, while growing up. To say Jack inspired many in the health & fitness industry, and beyond, is an understatement.

Although I never met him personally, he has truly served as one of my mentors. A lot of Jack’s philosophies on health & wellness has touched, influenced, and inspired many of my fellow health and fitness colleagues, and can be seen in a lot of the work we do today. Therefore, Jack is right. He is not dead. Francois Henri “Jack” LaLanne, your legacy will truly live forever. Thank you 🙂