Monday, January 24, 2011

Farewell to a fitness guru

America has lost one of its most respected pioneers in the world of health and fitness. According to his blog "Jack LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California’s Central Coast." There have been many tributes: "Jack was literally an apostle for fitness, and his gospel inspired billions all over the world to live healthier lives," said Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Rachel Cosgrove, owner of Results Fitness and author of The Female Body Breakthrough, pays tribute to LaLanne on BBC 5 Live's Up All Night at 2030PST Monday/0430GMT Tuesday.

"He was really ahead of his time, when it came to what he was preaching," says Rachel. "He was one of the first people to recommend weight training for women and athletes."