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October 23, 2013

Obituary: Fitness entrepreneur Joseph Baratta, 81, owned Jack LaLanne’s health clubs in Sacramento

Joseph Baratta, a fitness buff and businessman who opened one of the first health clubs in California and hosted Arnold Schwarzenegger and other big-name bodybuilders in Sacramento, died Oct. 12 of complications from Lewy body dementia, his family said. He was 81.

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