Jon LaLanne: Inside The Life Of Jack LaLanne’s Son

Jon LaLanne is the son of the late Jack LaLanne, a fitness expert, television host, inventor, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. Jon’s father Jack LaLanne is known to have started the American Fitness Revolution and is often referred to as the “Godfather of Fitness”. As an inventor, he invented several exercise machines. He authored books on fitness and nutrition.

Jon LaLanne: Bio Summary

NameJon LaLanne
Famous asson of Jack LaLanne
Born 1961
Place of birth Malibu, California, USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Ethnicity
Marital status Married
Parents Jack LaLanne and Elaine LaLanne
Siblings Yvonne LaLanne, Janet LaLanne, and Daniel LaLanne

How Old Is Jon LaLanne?

Jon LaLanne was born in the year 1961, which means he will be turning 63 years old after celebrating his birthday in 2024. Jack LaLanne born Francois Henri LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) and Elaine LaLanne (née Doyle) are his parents. His parents are both fitness experts. His father was a fitness and nutrition guru, television host, motivational speaker, and inventor while his mother is a fitness and nutrition guru and author.

Jon’s father is the “Godfather of Fitness” and his mother is the First Lady of Fitness. He is the only child of his parents. He has no biological siblings but half-siblings from both parent’s sides. His half-sister Yvonne LaLanne was born from his father’s previous marriage, and half-brother Daniel LaLanne and half-sister Janet LaLanne were born from his mother’s first marriage. His paternal grandparents were Jennie (née Garaig) and Jean/John LaLanne. Jon studied at Buckley School and Pepperdine University.

Jon LaLanne Is A Businessman And Surfboard Builder

Jon LaLanne is an accomplished businessman. He is the owner of a pool maintenance company, which cares for stars’ pools. He is a surfboard builder who runs a successful surfboard company. He is an artist/engineer at Lalanne Surf. He appeared as himself in “Anything Is Possible: The Man, the Movement and the Legacy” and “Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie”.

Jon LaLanne is also involved in his family business, BeFit Enterprises. After his father passed away, Jon revealed that he was “ready to carry on the family business … and will take over his father’s role as the company’s official ultra-fit spokesperson,” according to TMZ. “Though we are saddened by our father’s passing, the overwhelming response from fans and the media has made us all feel he is still with us,” Jon LaLanne told TMZ.

“I plan to carry on the family business. I will be alongside my mother Elaine, my wife Lora, my brother Dan, and my sister Yvonne touring the country preaching my father’s common sense approach to a longer and better life.” Jon LaLanne works alongside his mother Elaine LaLanne to keep his father’s legacy alive. The LaLannes attended The Fit Expo in Anaheim, Calif., working with Canadian-based fitness equipment company CoreStrength1, an all-in-one strength training system.

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Elaine served as a spokesperson and Jon a judge at Fitness Star International’s first-ever model search and My Best Self event at the expo. “I’ve been attending these expos since dad passed away. I’ve been noticing and observing from outside the bubble the impact that dad has had on so many lives,” Jon said. “Growing up with him, he was just dad. So when I see the lives that he’s impacted and the results that he’s created and the lives that he’s saved, we want to help spread his message along and keep his name and legacy alive.”

“We want to get dad’s name into the 21st century. We don’t want to let him die. We don’t want to let his name die. He changed the whole country. I’m not bragging, I’m just stating a fact. We saw it happen first-hand.” The LaLanne family has been working on a book about Jack LaLanne and at the time it was about 75 percent done, the project was placed “on hiatus”, per Elaine.

Jon LaLanne is also into music. His father Jack LaLanne presented fitness and exercise advice on television for many years. He hosted The Jack LaLanne Show. He pioneered coaching the elderly and disabled to exercise to enhance their strength and health. He opened what is considered the nation’s first health and fitness club in Oakland, California. He was also recognized for his success as a bodybuilder.

Jack LaLanne published different books and videos on fitness and nutrition. He appeared in several movies. He played himself in the films “Repossessed”, “Amazing Discoveries”, and “Beefcake”, and on television shows such as “You Bet Your Life,” “Peter Gunn,” “The Addams Family,” and “The Simpsons.” He played Hercules in the Christmas television movie, “The Year Without Santa Claus”.

Jon LaLanne Is Married

Jon LaLanne is happily married to his wife Lora LaLanne, a jewelry designer. On October 6, 2021, Jon shared a photo of himself and his wife as they celebrated their anniversary. He wrote, “Happy anniversary @lorawithaora #anniversary”. His parents Jack LaLanne and Elaine LaLanne were married on September 24, 1959. They remained married until Jack died.

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Jon LaLanne’s father Jack LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia on January 23, 2011, at age 96, in Morro Bay, California, U.S. His wife, Elaine LaLanne, other family and friends were at his side. A fitness expert, Jon often said, “I can never die; that would ruin my image!” He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California.

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