I remember seeing this show and thinking why is my mother doing what this guy is telling her to do through the TV set.

Years before Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda, Buns of Steel, or the Biggest Loser, the original fitness guru, the man that encouraged housewives and homemakers to get up off the couch and get active.

Jack Lalanne’s show was on television from 1951 to 1985. He continued his support of health and fitness, until his death in 2011, at the age of 96.

The term 'Jumping Jacks' was named after him.

Jack and his wife Elaine, who celebrated her 90th birthday in March, promoted healthy lifestyle for several years.

Here are a few of Jack's quotes

The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.

We don't know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we'd be bored, wouldn't we?

Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning for a cup of coffee and a donut?

My Throwback Thursday - The Jack Lalanne Show.

Watch some of Jack's videos below.