As a top expert in fitness and training, Dr. Pamela Peeke shares a few words with the genConnect community regarding the passing of Jack LaLanne, who motivated millions of men and women to hit the gym.
“From the time I was a skinny tom boy hanging out of trees and frolicking with my brothers, I recall Jack LaLanne on the TV in those stretch pants and soft dance shoes. He was exercise. Who needed a cup of coffee when all you had to do was breathe in some of his endless energy. He will remain The Boss of the Body, an icon for generations to come. I aspire to carry his simple, energetic message to my multimedia audiences, as I push forward with the memory of his jumping jackets fondly tucked away in my heart…and my biceps!”
– Pam Peeke MD, MPH, FACP
Chief Medical Correspondent for Nutrition and Fitness, Discovery Health TV
Chief Lifestyle Expert WebMD
Jack LaLanne died on Sunday, at the age of 96. Click here to watch episodes from “The Jack LaLanne Show” from the 1950s.