Bob is honored to welcome the "Godfather of Fitness," Jack LaLanne, to the show. A man ahead of his time, Jack is a health and fitness pioneer who launched the first exercise show on TV in 1951—a groundbreaking program that ran for 34 years. Jack is also the creator of an extensive line of health, fitness and nutrition products. Now in his 90s, many fans, including Bob, say Jack doesn't look a day over 60.
Bob says Jack is one of the figures who inspired him to get into the fitness field. Today, Jack continues to motivate and inspire people around the world to eat right and stay fit. So what's his fitness routine like these days? Jack says he still hits the gym between 5 and 6 a.m., seven days a week, for two hours, followed by an hour and a half of weight training and a half hour in the pool. Jack says he likes to mix it up, and modifies his program every 30 days.
As for his diet, Jack eats only natural foods, including plenty of vegetables, fruit and whole grains. He says he hasn't had a dessert since he was 15 years old. That's when he attended an inspiring health lecture he says changed his life forever, and made him decide to pursue a career educating people on how to live better, healthier lifestyles. Jack now eats two meals a day at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and never snacks. His philosophy on food is, "If man makes it, don't eat it, and if it tastes good, spit it out!"
Reflecting on his career, Jack's timeless message of self-improvement and motivation is clear. "I wanted to prove that anything in life is possible at any age," he says.