The Genius of Jack LaLanne


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Greetings. Jack LaLanne, a true American original died this week at the age of 96. A fitness visionary, he devoted his life to demonstrating the power and simple joy of living a healthy lifestyle that combined regular exercise, a sound diet, and a positive attitude. And decades before fitness became a cool fad and a “science,” he promoted a comprehensive approach to well-being that makes remarkable sense even in the face of today’s more sophisticated knowledge and understanding. But he didn’t stop there–proving throughout his life and by his actions that age posed no limits to a person’s ability to be fit and vital.

His strength, smile, and gentle encouragement will be missed.

A true original with a powerful message that really mannered. Isn’t that what all of our companies and organizations should aspire to achieve?


We win in business and in life when we deliver a unique and important message. And when we encourage those around us to become healthier and more capable.

Cheers and happy exercising!

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Alan Gregerman
Alan Gregerman is an award-winning author, consultant and keynote speaker who has been called "one of the most original thinkers in business today" and "the Robin Williams of business consulting." His work focuses on helping companies and organizations to unlock the genius in all of their people in order to deliver the most compelling value to their customers.


  1. Alan: Thanks for posting this. I always admire a person who takes a controversial position and sticks with it because he or she has a passion for that vision, and the good it can achieve. LaLane not only had a great vision, he had the courage to stick with it at a time when it was unpopular. What could be more controversial at the time than taking on the American food industry and exposing the health risks of consuming refined sugar?

    In December, 2010, we started a group on LinkedIn, Sales Athletes, as a forum for related issues and others. I hope you will join.


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