He starred in a number of exercise videos including Power 90.
He later created a sequel, P90X—or Power 90 Extreme—which was his breakout hit.
To give you an idea of how sad it is I'm doing this, I was telling Cousin Eric today that my goal is to be able to do one honest to goodness pull up by the end. Now, you'd probably expect me to talk about my numbers and give some sort of half way progress report with pounds and inches lost and strength gained. What I did want to do, however, was come up with some sort of "Top Ten" type list for those who have done P90X.
Even sadder is that I've never been able to do one in my life and it would be an amazing accomplishment. This only really makes sense for those who have done the workouts since you've spent dozens of hours with Tony Horton and are starting to feel like he's living with you.
, 1958, in the small town of Westerly Rhode Island.
By the time Tony was 10 his family had already moved more than 5 times.
Tony Horton became interested in fitness when he took a weightlifting class while attending the University of Rhode Island and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi.
After graduation, he moved to Southern California and worked various jobs, including as a stand-up comedian and gofer for 20th Century Fox.
If you're unfamiliar with P90x, it's a workout routine that you'll see on a whole bunch of late night infomercials.
It's 90 straight days of working out for 60-90 minutes per day.
So, if you have a P90X story/moment/favorite quote, send them to [email protected]
In the meantime, here's my preliminary list to give you an idea of what I'm getting at here:- Just about halfway through the yoga video, Tony talks about doing the best downward dog of your life.
Each move meant Tony had to make new friends in a hurry.