Jack LaLanne was the famous American fitness and nutrition guru as well as a motivational speaker. He presents himself as a sugarholic and a junk food junkie until 15 years old, but he was motivated by a public lecture about the benefits of good nutrition. Health food pioneer Paul Bragg organized that lecture.
Moreover, he hosted numerous fitness television programs and wrote many books regarding fitness and health, including a good diet.
In 1936, he inaugurated one of the nation’s first fitness gyms in Oakland, California. Various exercise machines like pulley and leg extension devices and the Smith machine got invented by him. Besides all these, he used to coach the elderly and disabled to enhance their strength. You can find his top 19 quotes that will drive you toward the path of victory.
“You can’t get rid of it with exercise alone. You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn up 300 calories in an hour. If you’ve got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles. But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It’s the fat!”― Jack LaLanne
“I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline.”― Jack LaLanne
“Yes, exercise is the catalyst. That’s what makes everything happen: your digestion, your elimination, your sex life, your skin, hair, everything about you depends on circulation. And how do you increase circulation?”― Jack LaLanne
“Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you.”― Jack LaLanne
“So many older people, they just sit around all day long and they don’t get any exercise. Their muscles atrophy, and they lose their strength, their energy and vitality by inactivity.”― Jack LaLanne
“You don’t have to call it God or Jesus. That’s a religious humbug to a lot of people, but you’ve gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life.”― Jack LaLanne
“Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility, and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby, or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That’s the key.”― Jack LaLanne
8th of 19 Jack LaLanne Quotes
“I only eat fish – no chicken, no turkey, just fish. I get all my protein from fish and egg whites.”― Jack LaLanne
“Look at the average American diet: ice cream, butter, cheese, whole milk, all this fat. People don’t realize how much of this stuff you get by the end of the day. High blood pressure is from all this high-fat eating.”― Jack LaLanne
“They thought that athletes that worked out with my system wouldn’t be able to throw a ball because they’d be too muscle bound. Those are the misconceptions I had to go through for about 40 years.”― Jack LaLanne
“What you need to do is get that tape measure out, and start measuring that gut. Then you start working out and you start eating properly till that gut gets down close to it was when you were in your 20’s. Then you’ll find out what your weight should be.”― Jack LaLanne
“I’d rather see you drink a glass of wine than a glass of milk. So many people drink Coca-Cola and all these soft drinks with sugar. Some of these drinks have 8 or 9 teaspoons of sugar in them What’s the good of living if you can’t have the things that give a little enjoyment?”― Jack LaLanne
“By exercise. I’ll tell you one thing, you don’t always have to be on the go. I sit around a lot, I read a lot, and I do watch television. But I also work out for two hours every day of my life, even when I’m on the road.”― Jack LaLanne
“Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning for a cup of coffee and a donut?”― Jack LaLanne
“I have spoken to a whole group of millionaires, head executives at Microsoft. Boy did I chew those guys out.”― Jack LaLanne
“If you’ve got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You’ve got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.”― Jack LaLanne
17th of 19 Jack LaLanne Quotes
“Probably millions of Americans got up this morning with a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a donut. No wonder they are sick and fouled up.”― Jack LaLanne
“The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.”― Jack LaLanne
“We don’t know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we’d be bored, wouldn’t we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.”― Jack LaLanne