Jake Steinfeld, Personal-Fitness Guru, Gives Tips to Keep Kids Fit
Posted Aug 23 2012 8:13pm
From AOL Patch…..
Jake Steinfeld, the actor, fitness personality and co-founder of Major League Lacrosse, knows how to keep a body in shape.
Starting in 1990, Steinfeld created “Body by Jake”, which is a personal fitness company that makes innovative exercise products, workout videos, started the first fitness television network, FitTV, and even offers an online physical fitness training program called fitorbit.
Steinfeld, who was born in Sea Gate, Brooklyn, grew up in Baldwin, Long Island and has lived in Los Angeles since 1977, started training celebrities in L.A. and gained a reputation as the “trainer to the stars.” Early in his career, Steinfeld trained Harrison Ford (to get in shape for the movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”), Steven Spielberg and Priscilla Presley.
Just last week, Steinfeld and David Morrow, the creator of the lacrosse equipment company Warrior Sports, published their co-authored book, “Take a Shot!: A Remarkable Story of Perseverance, Friendship, and a Really Crazy Adventure”. The book chronicles how they (including a third partner Tim Robertson) founded the Major League Lacrosse, the first professional outdoor lacrosse league.
While Patch interviewed Steinfeld about “Take a Shot!”, he gave us some simple tips on how to keep your kids and family in shape.
Steinfeld served under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor Jerry Brown as Chairman of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, during which he had a mission to establish California as the nation’s first “Fitness State”. He is currently the Chairman of the National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness Councils, which supports state councils by providing fitness centers to schools across the U.S.