Jack LaLanne

  • The legend is born

    The legend is born
    On September 26th Francois Henri "Jack" Lalanne was born to Jennie Garaig and Jean/John Lalanne.
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    Jack LaLanne

  • No more junk food!

    When Jack was 15 years old, he realized he was eating unhealthy. He stopped eating junk food such as chips, coffee, and donuts. He became active, and started workingout.
  • The first world record!

    At age 40, Jack swam the length of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge underwater with 140 pounds of equipment, including two air tanks… an undisputed world record.
  • First hancuffed swim!

    First hancuffed swim!
    At age 41, he swam handcuffed, from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA.

    At age 42, he set a world record of 1,033 pushups in 23 minutes on “You Asked for It, a TV Show with Art Baker
  • A swim for the record books!

    Swam the treacherous Golden Gate Channel, towing a 2,500-pound cabin cruiser. This involved fighting the cold, swift ocean currents that made the 1 mile swim a 6 ½ mile test of strength and endurance.
  • 9-1/2 hours on a paddleboard?

    Maneuvered a paddleboard 30 miles, 9-½ hours non-stop from Farallon Islands to the San Francisco shore.
  • The 1,000 challenge!

    Completed 1,000 pushups and 1,000 chin-ups in 1 hours and 22 minutes. “Happy” is born and The Jack LaLanne Show goes nationwide
  • 1,000 pound boat!!

    1,000 pound boat!!
    At age 60, he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf, for a second time handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat.
  • For the 2nd time!

    Swam the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, underwater, for a second time handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat
  • The 13 colonies swim!

    The 13 colonies swim!
    Commemorating the “Spirit of ‘76”, swam 1 mile in Long Beach Harbor, handcuffed, shackled and towing 13 boats (representing the 13 original colonies)containing 76 people.
  • Wood and all!

    Towed 65 boats filled with 6,500-pounds of Lousiana Pacific wood pulp while handcuffed and shackled in Lake Ashinoko, near Tokyo, Japan
  • 10 boats, 77 people, and a mile later.....

    Towed 10 boats in North Miami, Florida filled with 77 people for over a mile in less than 1 hour
  • Dusted off the handcuffs and shackles and showed off!

    Dusted off the handcuffs and shackles and showed off!
    Handcuffed, shackled and fighting strong winds and currents, towed 70 boats with 70 people from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, 1 ½ miles.
  • The death of "The Godfather of Fitness"

    The death of "The Godfather of Fitness"
    The great Jack LaLanne died