SCHILLER PARK, Ill., Jan. 24, 2011 – Fitness Pioneer Jack LaLanne passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011, at the age of 96. His contributions to the fitness industry span more than 70 years and his ties to Life Fitness, global leader in fitness equipment manufacturing, are strong. Life Fitness President Chris Clawson issued the following statement regarding LaLanne’s passing:
“Jack was an inspirational man and Life Fitness is deeply saddened by this loss of such a motivational soul,” said Clawson. “Having opened the first health club in 1936 and creating the fitness movement as we know it today, Jack LaLanne had a commitment to exercise that was ahead of his time. We will be forever grateful to Jack for what he’s done for fitness as an industry and for Life Fitness as a company.”
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in fitness equipment. The company manufactures and sells strength and cardiovascular equipment under the brand names Life Fitness and Hammer Strength and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Schiller Park, Ill., Life Fitness is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).