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April 23, 1999 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Who needs "Seinfeld" when you've got "Steinfeld"? That would be Jake--in the proposed action-comedy TV series--as opposed to Jerry in the most popular situation comedy of modern times, which departed the airwaves last season. And in case there's still some confusion, "of course I would be the more muscular Jewish guy from New York," offers Steinfeld, better known as "Body by Jake," bodybuilder to the stars, an image he's been trying to shed for that of actor for years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1999
About $225,000 worth of gym equipment has been donated to three Los Angeles middle schools by a well-known fitness motivator and his supporters. The gym equipment went to Compton's Roosevelt Middle School, George Crozier Middle School in Inglewood and Pacoima's Charles Macalay Middle School, said Judith Kieffer, president of fitness guru Jake Steinfeld's Don't Quit! Foundation. Old school gyms and classrooms were painted and turned into fitness centers, Steinfeld said.
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BOOKS
December 21, 1997
Dan Berman, president, beauty products company: "Power Living by Jake: Eleven Lessons to Change Your Life," by Jake Steinfeld (Random House). "Jake provides a terrific road map for entrepreneurship. The lessons he recommends are not only helpful but are told in an entertaining style." **** Peggy Park Bernal, publishing director: "Song of Survival: Women Interned," by Helen Colijn (White Cloud Press).
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1999 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Who needs "Seinfeld" when you've got "Steinfeld"? That would be Jake--in the proposed action-comedy TV series--as opposed to Jerry in the most popular situation comedy of modern times, which departed the airwaves last season. And in case there's still some confusion, "of course I would be the more muscular Jewish guy from New York," offers Steinfeld, better known as "Body by Jake," bodybuilder to the stars, an image he's been trying to shed for that of actor for years.
HEALTH
December 8, 1997
I was very shocked when I saw the Jake Guest Workout ("6 Days a Week, Jake's in the Gym at 5," Nov. 3). "Jake Steinfeld, of 'Body by Jake' fame, works out hard six days a week. On Saturdays, he rewards himself with a pound of M&Ms, ice cream and pizza." Let me begin with how offensive I find it that you have featured an individual who, despite his uncanny ability to market himself as a "fitness guru," admits in the article to having no formal education. I think perhaps you should consider either reassessing your screening measures for health features or create a new section called "Junk Food."
NEWS
June 27, 1997 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When President Clinton named Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner to co-chair his Council on Physical Fitness four years ago, he adoringly dubbed her a "hero to millions of Americans, and deservedly so."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON
Times writers take a look at a new batch of exercise videos released in time for the '86 Christmas season. Why do workout/fitness tapes keep on coming? Partly because they sell, and sell big. Beyond that, the growing emphasis on "low-impact aerobics" incorporates alternate and newly developed methods (the "body band" is one of the latest crazes) and takes into consideration safer and more efficient ways of shaping up the old bod.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1999
About $225,000 worth of gym equipment has been donated to three Los Angeles middle schools by a well-known fitness motivator and his supporters. The gym equipment went to Compton's Roosevelt Middle School, George Crozier Middle School in Inglewood and Pacoima's Charles Macalay Middle School, said Judith Kieffer, president of fitness guru Jake Steinfeld's Don't Quit! Foundation. Old school gyms and classrooms were painted and turned into fitness centers, Steinfeld said.
HEALTH
November 3, 1997 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN
Fitness means more to Jake Steinfeld than I imagined. We hooked up for lunch at Toscana in Brentwood, where he talked about how he was a fat kid--wore a size husky suit to his bar mitzvah--and how he was a so-so student and stuttered. Here he is today, "Body by Jake," with his "'Fit TV" cable show, his exercise equipment sold on Home Shopping Network, his own fitness magazine and a new book, "Powerliving by Jake" (Random House).
NEWS
August 7, 1994 | NANCY MILLS, Nancy Mills is a frequent contributor to TV Times and Calendar
When Jake Steinfeld was a teen-ager, he and his grandmother went to see "Pumping Iron" in a New York theater. "All during the movie, I kept wondering, 'Where's Arnold?' " recalls Steinfeld, referring to the then-Mr. Olympia and his personal hero Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Afterward, Arnold was in the lobby, and I shook his hand for what seemed like two hours. Then my grandma and I stood around and watched him talking to other people. She said, 'He's a regular guy. Go ask him your questions.'
BOOKS
December 21, 1997
Dan Berman, president, beauty products company: "Power Living by Jake: Eleven Lessons to Change Your Life," by Jake Steinfeld (Random House). "Jake provides a terrific road map for entrepreneurship. The lessons he recommends are not only helpful but are told in an entertaining style." **** Peggy Park Bernal, publishing director: "Song of Survival: Women Interned," by Helen Colijn (White Cloud Press).
HEALTH
December 8, 1997
I was very shocked when I saw the Jake Guest Workout ("6 Days a Week, Jake's in the Gym at 5," Nov. 3). "Jake Steinfeld, of 'Body by Jake' fame, works out hard six days a week. On Saturdays, he rewards himself with a pound of M&Ms, ice cream and pizza." Let me begin with how offensive I find it that you have featured an individual who, despite his uncanny ability to market himself as a "fitness guru," admits in the article to having no formal education. I think perhaps you should consider either reassessing your screening measures for health features or create a new section called "Junk Food."
HEALTH
November 3, 1997 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN
Fitness means more to Jake Steinfeld than I imagined. We hooked up for lunch at Toscana in Brentwood, where he talked about how he was a fat kid--wore a size husky suit to his bar mitzvah--and how he was a so-so student and stuttered. Here he is today, "Body by Jake," with his "'Fit TV" cable show, his exercise equipment sold on Home Shopping Network, his own fitness magazine and a new book, "Powerliving by Jake" (Random House).
NEWS
June 27, 1997 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When President Clinton named Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner to co-chair his Council on Physical Fitness four years ago, he adoringly dubbed her a "hero to millions of Americans, and deservedly so."
NEWS
August 7, 1994 | NANCY MILLS, Nancy Mills is a frequent contributor to TV Times and Calendar
When Jake Steinfeld was a teen-ager, he and his grandmother went to see "Pumping Iron" in a New York theater. "All during the movie, I kept wondering, 'Where's Arnold?' " recalls Steinfeld, referring to the then-Mr. Olympia and his personal hero Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Afterward, Arnold was in the lobby, and I shook his hand for what seemed like two hours. Then my grandma and I stood around and watched him talking to other people. She said, 'He's a regular guy. Go ask him your questions.'
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON
Times writers take a look at a new batch of exercise videos released in time for the '86 Christmas season. Why do workout/fitness tapes keep on coming? Partly because they sell, and sell big. Beyond that, the growing emphasis on "low-impact aerobics" incorporates alternate and newly developed methods (the "body band" is one of the latest crazes) and takes into consideration safer and more efficient ways of shaping up the old bod.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
News Corp. said Thursday it has bought a majority stake in FiT TV, a health and fitness cable channel created by fitness guru Jake Steinfeld, for an undisclosed price. News Corp. will run the closely held 24-hour channel through its Fox/Liberty Networks and International Family Entertainment units. Body by Jake Enterprises and Reebok International will maintain minority stakes in FiT TV. The channel reaches about 8 million subscribers through cable and satellite TV services.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Fox Entertainment Group Inc., the film and television unit of News Corp., will combine its Fit TV cable channel with closely held America's Health Network to create a new 24-hour health and fitness channel. The channel, which has yet to be named, will reach more than 18 million U.S. homes through cable and satellite systems and also over the World Wide Web. Financial terms were not disclosed. A separate joint venture, which Fox will manage, will oversee the Internet health site AHN.
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