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Palm Springs house was once the playground of fitness guru Jack LaLanne

The flat-roofed home in Palm Springs maintains its Midcentury Modern vibe.

The flat-roofed home in Palm Springs maintains its Midcentury Modern vibe.

(Jay Hooker)

A Palm Springs home previously owned by the late fitness, exercise and nutrition guru Jack LaLanne is for sale at $559,000.

Built in 1960, the 1,649-square-foot home maintains its Midcentury Modern vibe with strong horizontal lines, a flat roof and sliding glass doors.

With views of the desert and mountains, the home includes a living room with a stone fireplace, a dining area, a kitchen and four bedrooms, two of which are master suites. There are three bathrooms.

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Set behind a wall and gates, the home has a desert-scape front yard and a swimming pool out back. The pool features LaLanne’s old diving board.

A covered barbecue center, a patio and fruit trees — as well as ample parking, RV and boat space — complete the quarter-acre grounds.

The motivational speaker and fitness expert, who died in 2011 at 96, has been called the Godfather of Fitness. Clad in ballet-type slippers and a jumpsuit with “Jack” embroidered on the breast pocket, he became a morning staple on American television starting in the 1950s. He would entreat any young children watching to go get their moms and dads for a workout with the promise of having his white German shepard, Happy, perform a trick.

The fit, barrel-chested athlete led exercises accompanied by organ music as the host of “The Jack LaLanne Show” from 1953 to 1985.

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Debra Sander, with the Palm Desert office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, is the listing agent.

lauren.beale2@latimes.com

Twitter: @laurenebeale

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