Today Sandy Webster catches up with the First Lady of Fitness Elaine LaLanne, who was married to the iconic Jack LaLanne, the Godfather of Modern Fitness. “LaLa,” as she is affectionately known to her fitness family, has joined the team at IDEA World Convention every year since 2011 to present the IDEA Jack LaLanne Award, a prestigious accolade that honors her late husband’s impact and example on the fitness industry and on the world.
At 95, LaLa is still as energetic and fiery as ever. She has a lot to say about the unrealized potential of our industry. Among many topics, they discuss the Gyms Act and the many “firsts” Jack innovated during his career (he was the first “virtual” trainer on television; he invented the Smith Machine and selectorized equipment; and he always put a premium focus on the impact of nutrition and exercise as complementary).
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- Website: jacklalanne.com
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- IG: @jackandelaine_lalanne
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