Episode from the podcastOpen Sky Fitness Podcast

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

Released Tuesday, 21st June 2016
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You've probably heard of the P90, P90x, and 10 Minute Trainer  programs etc., but you may not know the entire story of how the creator,Tony Horton, was inspired and came to devise these programs. With 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 more. 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. 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… 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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Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast pasted, hectic world we live in. The Open Sky Fitness Podcast is perfect for men and women who are trying to get back in shape after neglecting their health after years of focusing on their jobs or building a family. Remember what it was like when you were 20 years old? Diet and exercise wasn't a thing. If you worked out for a few days or stopped eating cheese burgers for a week, you'd drop ten pounds. Too bad we can't live in that reality forever. Welcome to life after 30. Rob & Devon would like to help you find the right path for this moment in your life. We don't believe in going on a diet. We don't believe there's only one way to achieving the body you want. We do believe in creating a lifestyle that allows you to have the best of both worlds...eating delicious food and being healthy at the same time. It is possible. Just listen to our show and you'll see! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on our show or via email, feel free to contact Rob. If you'd just like to write us a letter and give us your feedback, we'd love that too. Send everything to Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com Thanks for listening! Enjoy the show.
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