in 1936 decided to open his own health spa (gym) in Oakland, California and encourage clients to better themselves through weight-training. He designed the first leg extension machines, pulley machines using cables, and weight selectors which are now standard in the fitness industry. He was the original inventor of the Smith machine.
He also encouraged women to lift weights (in spite of the fact that at the time it was thought this would make women look masculine and unattractive, an idea many people still believe is true). By the 1980s there were more than 200 health clubs bearing his name. LaLanne eventually licensed all his health clubs to the Bally company, and they became known as Bally Total Fitness. Today he is no longer associated with any gym but is still actively pumping iron.
some good things and some bad things about him
like him or no?
I dont like him, his Jack lalanne juicer infomercial cost me an hour of sleep this morning lol…it woke me up and I couldnt go back to sleep.
“Have you seen some of the crap they’re selling as exercise equipment now? …How about that Suzanne Somers? She should have been thrown in jail for selling the piece-of-crap Thigh Master. It just develops a little muscle on the inner thigh. What good is that? And have you seen Tony Little, the guy who screams on TV? He’s like an imbecile. He says you need this little thing to hold you while you do a sit-up. Why does the government let him get away with it?”
ok I like him a little more now lmao