Tony Horton: The Creator of P90X
I would like to introduce you to one of my idols: Tony Horton.
For most of you this isn’ t an introduction because you have seen Tony on infomercials in your living room. He is one of the most watched personalities in America and really the Jack LaLanne of our day. Tony is the creator of P90X and one of the trainers over at Beachbody. What makes Tony so exceptional is that not only is a great trainer, but that also his larger than life personality. Using P90X makes you feel like you have your own personal trainer in your home and Tony is a part of the family.
Tony as a young lad (yeah I felt like using lad) attended Rhode Island University. Tony went west to become an actor, but that never panned out. He worked out at Venice Beach’s World Gym founded by Joe Gold after he sold off Gold’s Gym. World’s Gym is well known for being a melting pot of actors and body builders such as Arnold and Lou Ferrigno.
Tony was less inclined to get all bulky like Arnold, Dolph, Sylvester, and the rest. Tony studied about speed, flexibility, and balance. He later met Mark Sisson, who introduced him to interval training, which became the foundation for P90 and P90X.
Tony was asked by Beachbody owners Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon to create a program for Beachbody, which became Power90. This was a set of one-off fitness series, that became the foundation for P90X. P90X, which is his staple fitness program, which includes weight training, cardio training like Kenpo and Plyometrics, and core exercises. This breakthrough product has been purchased 3 million times as of the end of 2010. That is rediculous.
Since Tony has jumped into many living rooms throughout the world of many common people like you and me, he has also trained many celebrities such as: User, Ewan McGregor, Billy Idol, Stevie Nicks, and the Boss.
P90X has a tendancy to be rather long in each individual training for people with busy schedules, most are 45-60 minutes. Tony decided to create a 10 Minute Trainer video collection to help those indviduals. This led to Tony Horton’s “One on One” series, which are short videos, full of high intensity, for people with busy lives. One-on-One with Tony Horton became P90X One-on-One in 2008 and is the stepping point for his next innovation: P90X:MC2. Who isn’t stoked for the next installment after doing P90X and seeing results?
Hopefully this Tony Horton bio provided some valuable insight. If you want to get to know the legend better then start out by getting P90X and “Bring it!”