Jack LaLanne Day - Past Events

Here's a reverse-chronological listing of previous group JLLDay workouts to celebrate JLLDay on 26 September as well as the JLLDay "check-in days" on the 26th of each month.

For current events, see the main events page.


Thursday, 26 September 2013 - Jack LaLanne Day!

Someday, when JLLDay is officially recognized as an international day of health, Sep 26th will be a day to focus on working out instead of going to work. In the meantime, we'll do a condensed celebration workout since JLLDay falls on a weekday. On Thursday 26 Sep 2013 at 6:45pm Friday 27 Sep 2013 at 7:00pm (rescheduled) you are invited to join a "California mile" run up Nob Hill in San Francisco on California Street. Meet near the trolley stop outside of the Embarcadero BART station. Look for a guy with a JLLDay.org sign. We'll head out by 7pm, running to the top of the steps at Grace Cathedral and convene at the labyrinth for a surprise.

Monday, 26 September 2011 - Jack LaLanne Day!

Since JLLDay falls on a workday this year, we're celebrating with a short workout & power lunch at one of Jack's favorite restaurants in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

Meet at 11:30am at the Embarcadero BART station (outside on street level -- look for a guy wearing a TeamHuman.org t-shirt). We'll do a "California mile" run up Nob Hill on California Street (this was a SF tradition in the '70s-'80s). Run to the top of the steps at Grace Cathedral and meet at the outside labyrinth for a surprise.

Then we'll convene for lunch at 12:30 at John's Grill which serves "Jack LaLanne's Favorite Salad" (63 Ellis St., near the Powell Street BART). If you're planning to do lunch with us, bring along a change of clothes and RSVP to Steve.

Friday, 26 August 2011 - JLL Check-in Day

Starting in August 2011, the free monthly check-in day workouts have moved to a fixed day/time/location for increased convenience:

  • When: 7:00-8:00am on the 4th Friday of each month. (This month the 4th Friday happpens falls on the 26th.)
  • Where: Memorial Park in Albany, CA (meet near entrance to Vets building, along Portland Street)
  • What: Varied workout with a strong core & functional training focus.

Monday, 26 July 2011 - JLL Check-in Day

Steve will be running this month's JLLDay check-in workout at Berkeley Tuolumne Camp during the prior week (7/18-23). We will do several workouts throughout the week. Check the announcement board for details.

Sunday, 26 June 2011 - JLL Check-in Day

Steve will be running this month's JLLDay check-in workout at Camp Sierra. Anyone in the area is welcome to join in. We may do more than one such workout during the week.

Thursday, 26 May 2011 - JLL Check-in Day

Anyone in the SF Bay area that is interested in a free, fun group workout, meet at Noon on Thursday May 26. at Memorial Park in Albany, CA (in front of entrance to the Vets building, on 'the slab'). Workout agenda: Functional training circuit "for 4th graders to Ph.D.'s" -- just like last month. (Maybe we can rope in some of those cheering Albany High schoolers this time ;)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011 - JLL Check-in Day

Anyone in the SF Bay area that is interested in a free, fun group workout, meet at Noon on Tuesday April 26. at Memorial Park in Albany, CA (near the main play structure). Workout agenda: Functional training circuit, based on the one used with the 4th graders at Marin School for the last check-in day (which we plan to do again this month).

Saturday, 26 March 2011 - JLL Check-in Day

It's now 6 months away from the official Jack LaLanne Day on 26 September. This month we're going to Utah to do the Buffalo Run on Antelope Island in Salt Lake City! Steve Trutane (JLLDay founder) will be running the 25K. See you (and the Buffalo) there!

Steve (after returning from Utah) will lead a functional training workout for some of the 4th graders at Marin School in Albany, CA. Will be lots of fun!

Remember:. It doesn't matter where you are or what you decide to do on these check-in days. Just do something positive for your fitness or nutrition. You Make It Happen!

Saturday, 26 February 2011 - JLL Check-in Day

Make Jack's spirit proud of you. Do something fun & positive for your health for this month's JLL check-in day.

Anyone in the SF Bay area that is interested in a free, fun group workout, meet at 9am on Saturday Feb 26. at Memorial Park in Albany, CA (near the main play structure). Workout agenda -- Update 25 Feb: change of plans!: We'll do a brief warm up then head over to San Francisco to help LaLanne Fitness move to a new location. We'll be at 590 Howard Street by 10am, going by BART or Steve's car. Join us if you're interested in meeting Jack's great nephew and his new studio.

Monday, 24 January 2011: Gathering to honor Jack's passing away

Our hearts are heavy with news Jack's death this week. Those in the San Francisco Bay area are invited to meet at John's Grill in SF tonight at 8:30pm for a special viewing of his favorite salad (map: 63 Ellis St., near Powell Street BART). We'll throw in a set of sidewalk pushups, too.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011 - JLL Check-in Day

Let's all honor Jack's passing by doing something special this week, and vow to do the necessary work to maintain our fitness as best we can year-round!

For the SF Bay area group workout, we'll meet at Noon on Wednesday 26 January in the parking lot for the Strawberry canyon fire trail (here's a map to the nearby pool, trail is uphill ~ 1/4 mile from there). Workout agenda: trail run with some impromptu functional training thrown in. Depart by 12:15. Back to parking lot by 1pm. Weather has been spring-like and gorgeous here. Let's get out and enjoy it! Questions or comments: go here. All levels welcome!

Friday, 28 January 2011 - JLLDay Check-in Workout at Marin School in Albany, CA

A special workout will be given by Steve Trutane to some of the 4th graders at Marin School, as done last year on JLLDay -- part of an on-going effort to spread the JLL spirit to the next generation.

Sunday, 26 December 2010 - JLL Check-in Day

To make your holiday season even happier, we're planning a special workout for this last JLL check-in day of 2010. Anyone in the SF Bay area that is interested in giving their body a healthy gift workout, meet at 9am Dec 26 in the parking lot for the Strawberry canyon fire trail (here's a map to the nearby pool, trail is uphill ~ 1/4 mile from there). Workout agenda: trail run with some impromptu functional training thrown in. Depart by 9:15. Back to parking lot by 10:15am. If the trail is too wet, we'll pick a alternative (yet still fun) paved route. Questions or comments: go here. All levels welcome. Join the fun!

Friday, 26 November 2010 - JLL Check-in Day

Get ready to work off that turkey (or whatever you feasted on for Thanksgiving). Friday 11/26 is a holiday for most people in the US. Let's capitalize on this free time to get in a good workout!

For anyone in the SF Bay area that is interested in a fun group workout, meet at 9am Nov 26 in the parking lot for the Strawberry canyon fire trail (here's a map to the nearby pool, trail is uphill ~ 1/4 mile from there). Workout agenda: trail run with some impromptu functional training thrown in. Depart by 9:15. Back to parking lot by 10:15am. Weather should be great. Questions or comments: go here. All levels welcome. Join the fun!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 - JLL Check-in Day

It's already been a month since we celebrated Jack's birthday. If you missed out -- don't worry! Do something fun & positive for your health for this month's JLL check-in day.

For anyone in the SF Bay area that is interested in a fun group workout, meet at Noon on Oct 25 (can't make the 26th due to travel conflict) at the Berkeley pedestrian I-80 bridge (map). Workout agenda: Jog around Cesar Chavez park, with some random "fun" thrown in. We'll start with our traditional 100 jumping jacks and head out by 12:15.

Sunday, 26 September 2010 - THE BIG DAY! JLL Day

Jack traditionally did challenging feats of strength workouts on his birthday to demonstrate his commitment to fitness and to show that anything is possible if you have the will. Now it's our turn to do something positive for our health, show Jack we got his message, and offer gratitude for all he's done as an icon for healthy living.

So choose something positive and perhaps a bit challenging to do on this day for your fitness and/or nutrition. Doesn't matter where you are or what you decide to do, just keep it positive, reasonable, and safe. It's up to YOU to make it happen!

If you're in the SF Bay area and interested in a fun group bike ride, join the JLL-historical bike ride starting in Berkeley and ending in San Francisco. Full details here. Meet at 9am on Sunday 9/26 at the Berkeley I-80 pedestrian overpass (Ride will finish ~3pm. Don't forget water, healthy snack, optional jacket and swim suit+cap, and pray for nice weather like we had last year!)

Thursday, 26 August 2010 - JLL Check-in Day

For this month's group workout in the SF Bay area we'll meet at Noon in the parking lot for the Strawberry canyon fire trail (here's a map to the pool, trail is uphill ~ 1/4 mile from there). Workout agenda: trail run with some impromptu functional training thrown in. Depart by 12:15. Back to parking lot by 1pm. More details posted here. All levels welcome. Join the fun!

Monday, 26 July 2010 - JLL Check-in Day

This month's group workout in the SF Bay area is on the 23 instead of the 26th (due to vacation conflict). Meet at Noon at the Berkeley pedestrian I-80 bridge (map). Workout agenda: more functional training!

For anyone who will be at Berkeley Tuoumne Camp on 26 July, meet Steve at 4pm in front of the dining hall for a group run + something extra. Berkeley weather: rain or shine,

26 March & 26 April 2010 - JLL Check-in Day

This month's group workout will be a repeat of last month's revival of the California Mile: a run up Nob Hill on California Street in downtown San Francisco. This was a tradition from the 70's & 80's. The hill is not a mile long, but it'll take you about the same to run up it as running a flat mile. Meet at high Noon at the Embarcadero BART station (outside, street level). Look for a guy wearing a sunny bike jersey. We'll start with some warm-ups and then head down CA street from there. (Note that this is not an officially organized event. We'll run on sidewalks and if you get stopped at a red light, do some pushups or jumping jacks while you wait!)

26 Jan & 26 Feb 2010 - JLL Check-in Day

For 2010 we're starting a new tradition of making the 26th day of each month a JLL "check-in" day. For these first two JLLDay check-in workouts: Meet at high Noon, rain or shine, at the Berkeley pedestrian I-80 bridge (map) Bring a bike if you have one (though not required).

2009 Events

See the 2009 events page.