Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10/13-David McIntyre, Jack LaLanne & Elaine LaLanne

David McIntyre-Chef for Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 in the Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles
Twenty four floors above the Los Angeles skyline sits Wolfgang’s newest restaurant, WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at L.A. Live, adjacent to Staples Center and Nokia Theatre, WP24 features Wolfgang’s award-winning modern Asian cuisine and reflects Puck’s time spent in the Far East and passion for Asian ingredients and techniques. While observing the spectacular panoramic views of the city, guests can enjoy the dynamic menu in the main dining room or have a more casual experience in the expansive lounge, where diners can choose between Asian small plates or sushi and nigri. Wine aficionados will appreciate an extensive list of more than 400 labels plus nearly one dozen bottles of sake and by-the-glass selections.

Jack & Elaine LaLanne-Legendary Fitness Instructor

Jack LaLanne is an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert, celebrity, lecturer, and motivational speaker who is widely referred to as "The Godfather of Fitness". LaLanne gained worldwide recognition for his success as a chiropractor and bodybuilder, and for his incredible and prodigious acts of strength and endurance. Through his career, LaLanne has won numerous awards including the Horatio Alger Award from the Association of Distinguished Americans, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hall of Fame.

Early Life

Jack LaLanne was born September 26, 1914 in San Francisco, CA and admittedly, during his childhood days was addicted to sugar and junk foods. At age 15, young Jack heard Paul Bragg speak on health and nutrition which had such a powerful influence, it motivated Jack to focus on his diet and exercise habits.
Jack was truly a pioneer, as he studied Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body and concentrated on bodybuilding, chiropractic medicine, and weightlifting, something virtually unheard of in the 1930s.

Health Clubs

In 1936 LaLanne opened his own health spa in Oakland, CA, and dedicated his life to encouraging people to better themselves through exercise and fitness. LaLanne designed the world's first leg extension machines, pulley machines using cables, and weight selectors, now a standard in the fitness industry.