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    MANDY TANNY

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    Pioneer of the women's fitness movement, niece of famed gym owner Vic Tanny and daughter of legendary bodybuilder Armand Tanny, died Saturday morning at West Hills hospital due to complications from cancer.

    She was 60 years old.
    Mandy was born in Missouri on June 2nd, 1950, and at age two, moved to Hawaii with her parents where she spent the next eight years. At age 11, she took up ballet dancing and carried her love for it back to Hawaii where she graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance and drama in 1976. It was also that year that her son, Mario was born. In the late '70's and early '80's, she managed several Holiday Health Spas while promoting women's body-building and lecturing on exercise and nutrition. She was a writer and editor for Joe Weider's Muscle and fitness magazine for nearly 10 years before going on to author her own two health food cook books; The Muscular Gourmet in 1988 and Body-Building Nutrition in 1991. During that time, Mandy married George Naum and together, developed their own chain of gyms called Tanny's Personal Fitness between 1990 and 2003. 2005 marked what would be a dark period for Mandy when she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and her toughest battle lay ahead. Just as Mandy had passionately advocated health for women, she found herself carrying on the same passion when it came to her own health, declining conventional therapy in place of alternative therapy. In 2008, Mandy shared her private battle with the world when the Veria channel interviewed her and her family for a show about people who had chosen alternative treatments for cancer titled, The Incurables. In the episode, Mandy shared her experiences with both conventional and alternative doctors and encouraged women not to succumb to fear from insolent doctors whose severe treatments often did more harm than good. With the help of her diligent and loving husband, Mandy was able to keep her cancer in control, despite it metastasizing into her lungs, liver and bones.
    Despite her ailing health in recent months, Mandy refused to give up her fight for life and continued fighting hours before her death. She will be terribly missed by her husband, George, son, Mario and beloved pooch, Nutmeg.

    A Mass in honor of Mandy will be given at Saint Bernardine of Siena Church, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills, CA 91367, on Friday, August 20, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Arrangements handled by Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Griffin Mortuary in Westlake Village (818) 889-0902
    Published in Los Angeles Daily News on August 17, 2010

    Last edited by Adina Zanolli; August 17th, 2010 at 06:57 PM.

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    Young age to pass over. RIP.

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    Sounds like her 'declining conventional therapy' wasnt such a good move.
    Naturopathy=bullshit, homeopathy=bullshit
    'conventional treatment'= scientifically/clinically proven medical treatments that require actual doctors. Too bad she didnt buy into it.

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    ^Save it.

    Perhaps she saw friends or family go through chemo, suffer, and die anyway. Respect her choice.

    Sixty.

    That is young, but it's also incredible to me how quickly a life passes by. I remember being 15 and reading about the Tannys in the magazines.

    Armand Tanny, Mandy's father died April 2009 at age 90.

    Her uncle, Armand's younger brother, Vic Tanny, died in 1985.

    Rest in Peace, Mandy Tanny.
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    I think she chose that route because it was already "advanced" and had metastasized.

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    RIP

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    RIP Mandy Tanny. She was an icon in the industry and will be missed.

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    ^This.

    Here are two pics of her father...




    Armand Tanny

    And her uncle, Armand's younger brother, Vic Tanny...


    Vic Tanny
    Photo: Allan Grant./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images, Jul 01, 1958

    Muscles must run in the family...


    Vic Tanny Jr.

    Sadly, it looks like her Muscular Gourmet website is no longer available. I couldn't find much by way of pics of Mandy Tanny.


    Mandy Tanny

    "You don't want shrimp purée, just chunks."

    That made her smile. lol Ffwd to 2:43

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    R.I.P

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtjames View Post
    ^This.

    Here are two pics of her father...




    Armand Tanny

    And her uncle, Armand's younger brother, Vic Tanny...


    Vic Tanny
    Photo: Allan Grant./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images, Jul 01, 1958

    Muscles must run in the family...


    Vic Tanny Jr.

    Sadly, it looks like her Muscular Gourmet website is no longer available. I couldn't find much by way of pics of Mandy Tanny.


    Mandy Tanny

    "You don't want shrimp purée, just chunks."

    That made her smile. lol Ffwd to 2:43


    Great tribute by Curt.

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    R.I.P

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    RIP Fitness pioneer!

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