One of my top inspirations- Jack LaLanne

This was a sad weekend for America. Jack LaLanne, a health n’ fitness pioneer, legend & family friend has passed away at the age of 96. He was a powerhouse of inspiration, innovation, enthusiasm, passion & knowledge about living a healthy life. He led by example his entire life, what a huge commitment he had to himself and everyone else.

Uncle Justus Motter, My Brother Harry, Jack LaLanne, Kardena Pauza (Motter)

I had the privilege of meeting Jack LaLanne several years back, what an honor. My father and uncles helped establish Muscle Beach with Jack back in the 1940′s. My father & uncle shunned the fast food industry and junk food and opted for the nutritious food to fuel their Vaudeville shows and hand balancing acts to entertain the people of that exciting time.

I could relate to Jacks story of growing up sick, pimply faced, weak and wanting to hide from people. Maybe that’s why I am also such an advocate for living a healthy and vibrant life. I know what it’s like on the other side and it’s a horrible place to be. Once I started exercising and changed my diet, my appearance dramatically change, I had tons more energy, my acne cleared up, my thoughts were more positive.  I got so excited about life, I wanted to share my new discovery with the world, just like Jack.

This man had such a huge vision for humanity that his passion helped invent gym equipment, the introduction of gyms, introducing women to exercise, and age defying acts that to-this-day no one has attempted.

My Father Eddie Motter and Uncle Jus- Vaudeville shows

He was such a beacon of light for so many people, inspiring millions. With his passing I look to carry on the legacy and inspire millions to make massive & profound changes to a healthier & vibrant lifestyle.

My heart goes out to his wife, family & closet friends. The world was a much better place with him in it! :)

Please share how Jack LaLanne changed your life? We bought a Jack LaLanne juicer for my husbands parents. They love it & share with us they have so much more energy! Got a juicer!?

Kardena Pauza- Fitness Trainer, Author, Speaker, Coach
Author, Easy Veggie Meal Plans

3 Comments Leave a Comment

Comment by Delphia
2011-01-26 00:44:48

What a cool post, Kardena. Very neat to see that you met him and read about your family.

 
Comment by Ryn
2011-01-26 13:00:06

He was one of the great ones, living what he preached, and nobody did it better.

 
Comment by Ryn
2011-01-26 13:02:00

He was one of the great ones. Lived what he preached, and that deserves a lot of respect. Nobody did it better.

 
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