How Tony Horton Changed the Face of Fitness

How Tony Horton Changed the Face of Fitness-Ep. 101

How Tony Horton Got His Start in Fitness

You’ve probably heard of the P90, P90x, and 10 Minute Trainer  programs etc. However, you may not know the entire story of how the creator,Tony Horton, was inspired and came to devise these programs. Due to his workout programs, books, and more, he has completely changed the face of fitness as we know it.

On this week’s podcast, Rob had a lively one-on-one with Tony about his background story, commitment to fitness, nutrition values and most of all- his career. As a result of all he’s done, it’s incredible how far Tony has come as a fitness trainer since the days when he used to work a variety of different jobs just to get by and before he came to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Further more, if Tony’s story doesn’t inspire you to commit yourself to living healthy, have fun enjoying the activities that you love to do, and pursue your dreams, we don’t know what else will.


About Tony Horton

Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, and Ten Minute Trainer®, and most recently his 22-Minute military inspired workout, 22 Minute Hard Corps®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It”, Crush It!” and his latest motivational book, “The Big Picture” 11 Laws that will change your life.

He has appeared on countless television programs as a fitness and lifestyle expert to promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition. In keeping with Tony’s passion for a healthy lifestyle, he’s teamed up with the beauty experts at Ultimate Salon Professionals to create his new hair and skincare line, TH Care by Tony Horton, because he believes what goes on your body is just as important as what goes in it.

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What You’ll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15 Open Sky Fitness Opening with Rob

4:00 What do Rob and Devon eat for breakfast? What do they add to their coffee?

11:05  Learn how to get a free Jump-Start Guidebook from Rob and Devon.

13:05  Introduction to Tony Horton

14:15  What’s Tony’s background?

17:50  How did P90 and P90x get started? How did they do?

20:20  Did you really have such an easy transition to starting to live healthy by moving to California? What do most people go through?

22:30  Why do people stick to living a healthy lifestyle?

24:55  Do you have cravings? Cheat days when you want to skip working out and eat unhealthy foods?

28:45  Tony’s retreats. How Tony has created a true healthy lifestyle around his vacations.

32:10  Exercise is about two things: 1) Feeling good afterwards and 2) having a happier/more interesting life

35:40  How working out with like-minded people can help you to be accountable.

40:20  Importance of having a workout schedule and knowing what you’re going to do before each workout if you want to be consistent.

43:00  How doing certain workouts and activities to mix up your workout can help you feel young as you get older.

45:30  How do you know a workout is good for you?

49:30  Tony and Rob’s stories of becoming personal trainers in Los Angeles and breaking into the world of fitness.

1:00:00  How Tony has built his online persona with the internet and social media.

1:07:30  Why did you become vegan/vegetarian? Why bounce back between the two? What foods and beverages have you given up in your life?

1:10:34  How cutting out alcohol can really improve your health.

1:14:05  Why Tony cut out sugar in his diet.

1:15:30  Discussing Paleo with Tony.

1:17:30  Closing Remarks by Rob.

1:19:20  Open Sky Fitness Closing


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