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Arcadia Trainers Remember Jack La Lanne

Jack LaLanne’s legacy lives on with a couple that have been training people for the last 50 years. Sarah and Harry Sneider have followed Jack from the 1960’s when he had his own TV show for 37 years. Jack asked Harry and Sarah to appear on The Jack LaLanne Show in 1974 about individuals overcoming adversity. Harry Sneider, being disabled with a fused hip, could only use the other leg to set a world record of 490 lbs on his good leg. Jack asked the audience “What are your excuses for not trying to stay physically fit?”

In 1980, Jack invited the Sneiders to his Hollywood Hills home. There he endorsed their program called “Resistive Rebounding”. The Sneiders put together a book called “The Olympic Trainer” using rebounders and soft hand-held weights that is an excellent fitness program for the entire family. Jack is pictured in their book doing exercises that he highly recommended.

In 1992 Harry and Sarah were invited to The White House for the Great American Workout that was promoted by President George H. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger was the Chairman for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Jack was there on The White House Lawn performing push ups and other exercises along with Harry Sneider who was attempting to break the world record in the bench press with fellow Arcadian Bob Wieland.

The Sneiders last saw Jack at a Jack LaLanne Juicer promotion. One of the last things that Jack told them, “It’s against my image to get sick or die.” Jack lived to be 96 years of age and helped millions of people to health, wellness, and happiness. He is a lifelong inspiration to the all of us!

The Sneiders are currently professional trainers that follow Jack’s principles with their clients. They would enjoy helping anyone who needs their services. You can reach them at 626-355-8964 or email harrysneider@earthlink.net .

January 31, 2011

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