The veteran actress, who has released more than 20 exercise videos since 1982, will be presented with the Shape Your Life Award later this month (Oct11) and the Barbarella star has credited fitness gurus Jack LaLanne, Richard Simmons, Leni Cazden and Stuart Karl with her home video success.
In a post on her blog, she writes, "At SHAPE magazine's 30th birthday celebration in New York on October 26th, I am being presented with the the magazine's Shape Your Life Award. I feel very honoured by this. But I am also very cognisant of the people who made this possible for me...
"I didn't realise that timing was on my side. The home video industry was poised, just waiting for a product that would be so popular that people would fork over the money to buy the hardware to 'do Jane' as people came to call working out with me - over and over. It helped that I was already a film star...
"It blows my mind how many millions of people have embraced fitness as an overall lifestyle choice. If only we can come up with more ways to involve the millions of others who have yet to discover the benefits and, yes, the joys of working out (or even going for a regular fast walk, or climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator, or biking instead of driving...)
"So when I receive my Shape award, I will have to thank all of the above people and the millions who first embraced the J.F. Workout and, as a result, helped launch the whole industry."
LaLanne, who was a keen bodybuilder and owned a chain of gyms, passed away on 23 January (11) after suffering respiratory failure due to pneumonia.
Friends, family and a number of famous faces turned out to pay their last respects to the late star in a service at Forest Lawn memorial park in L.A., and among the speakers was Schwarzenegger, who trained with LaLanne when he first moved to America from his native Austria.
The bodybuilder-turned-movie star told the congregation, "Right now he's telling St. Peter, 'Get up at 6am, get a juicer, take some vitamins, do some stretching'... Can you imagine the number of lives Jack saved? He was a true saint."
Lou Ferrigno also spoke at the service and called LaLanne "the godfather of fitness", while fellow fitness star Richard Simmons paid a poignant tribute to his late pal by ordering the crowd to put their arms in the air and stretch, adding: "That's how we honour Jack, with a big stretch".
The star passed away after suffering respiratory failure due to pneumonia at his home in Morro Bay, California on Sunday (23Jan11).
LaLanne, who was a keen bodybuilder and owned a chain of gyms, won over viewers with his motivational show The Jack LaLanne Show, in which he offered advice on fitness and exercise.
The show ended in the 1970s after 34 years.
He was recognised for his achievements with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he was also inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
In a statement, his wife Elaine says, "I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for."
LaLanne is survived by Elaine, as well as two sons, Dan and Jon, and a daughter, Yvonne.