In this episode I sit down face-to-face with Tony Horton, the mastermind behind the most successful exercise program in America, P90X, as well as the creator of P90X2, P90X3, 10-Minute Trainer, and Power 90, to name a few. We discuss his new book "The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life," finding "purpose," the upcoming Beachbody program P90, as well as many other topics below.
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Topics of Conversation:
Tony talking about his “formula” being a combination of formulas from others
Your “Whys” vs. your “Why Nots”
“Law 2: Find Your Purpose"
Tony discussing GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story
Tony telling the story of Jeremy Yost who lost over 180 pounds using P90X
The idea behind “Beachbody” having nothing to do with having a “Beach body”
Breaking down Tony’s various home exercise programs (see links below)
Getting outside of your comfort zone to introduce dramatic change
Improving your level of fitness by introducing variety and “muscle confusion”
Using P90X2 to get ready for a Spartan Race and train like an athlete
Why P90X sold half a billion dollars worth of programs (variety, modifications, fun)
Why this is the perfect time for the release of the upcoming P90
Breaking down the structure of P90
Why yoga & meditation are a big component of Tony’s programs
“Law 11: The Three R’s: Recharge, Recover, Relax”
Tony on Shakeology: “You can pay now, or you can pay later…it’s an investment in the quality of your life”
The amazing story of how Shakeology changed “Judd’s Mom’s” life
From being bed-ridden to doing multiple rounds of P90X
“You either see the problem or you see the solution”
Tony on Beachbody’s energy bars
Tony on his food service “Tony Horton Kitchen"
A super-quick lightning round
Tony’s Book, The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life
P90X, P90X2, P90X3
The upcoming P90
Les Mills Combat
Tony Horton Kitchen
AbWorks (Tony’s 1st infomercial!!!)
This episode was edited by Kristin Martin, show notes were prepped by Maciek Kaliski, and the show was executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.
The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.
A very special thanks to team members Adam Bedford and Monica Daniel for helping me get this together. Couldn't have done it without you!
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