"Jack's a tireless worker, in whatever he's doing," says Akerberg with appreciation. "Even when he's down on Muscle Beach he'll be working harder than five other men. Of course, we try to play down Jack's muscles. I don't mean there's anything wrong with having muscles, it's just that people tend to associate a muscular body with a muscle-bound mind."
Recently, waiting for a filming session to begin, LaLanne amplified these remarks. "Muscles are my hobby, not my business. I want the gals of America to feel and look good, not to go around lifting pianos."