He was exactly twice my age, and I’m no spring chicken. He was so old that all my early memories of him are in black and white. About the time I was born, Jack LaLanne began his career as the nation’s fitness coach. So, I can safely say he spent my whole lifetime promoting America’s health.
LaLanne died this week, leaving behind a legacy of jumpsuits and jumping jacks, often mocked by many-a couch potato. But LaLanne got the last laugh. Evidently, he enjoyed great health most of his 96 years, something very few aging Americans can claim.