Who is Tony Horton?
Over a period of 25 years Tony Horton has been working to change people’s lives with his motivational techniques and physical workouts. Over 8 million people have benefitted from these techniques including world class athletes and even congressmen. Tony’s core belief is that in order to live a fulfilled life a lasting change is needed, and this change revolves around creating a healthy mind-set that can work towards creating a healthy body. Over the years he has created numerous fitness series that address common problems in a unique way, using humour and light hearted motivation. He has also used his personal drive to put his ideas down in print and has written 3 bestselling books on the subject of health and fitness. His success has led him to appear on television and radio programmes as a fitness and lifestyle expert. As well as, he is regularly requested as a guest speaker at fortune 500 events, health and wellness expos as well military bases throughout the world. He fully believes that his techniques will not only provide customers with the perfect beach body but will also provide them with a vibrant, productive and full life.
He his also one of the expert coaches of BeachBody Team.
Tony Horton’s Most Popular Workouts
Full Body Circuit for Beach Season
This workout is especially popular among the ladies and is designed to sculpt the abs, the butt and every other part of the body revealed by a bikini. The programme consists of 8 extremely fast paced full body toners born from Tony’s personal burn and firm approach. This programme is most definitely intense, but it is designed to be that way in order to provide quick results. If you want a beach body in a matter of weeks then this is definitely the workout for you.
The first 30 minutes of exercise are the most important so why not make 30 minutes the entire workout.
After the huge success of P90X and P90X2, comes this 3rd edition. This programme provides a highly structured schedule that completely eradicates plateau and makes the most of every single second the workout. Every routine is tailored for short workouts, featuring quick burst of high intensity exercises. However, be warned this is not a programme for the faint hearted. It’s a tough challenge and you will need to push yourself harder than you ever have before, but the results you see will be completely worth it. Learn more about this home workout plan on my complete P90X3 review.
No Excuses’ Bodyweight Workout
The point of this workout is that it literally can be done anywhere. There is no need to go to the gym or invest in expensive gym equipment which gives you absolutely no excuses. The workout itself is made up of what Horton refers to as the ‘simple 4’ consisting of three rounds of 12 exercises. The simple 4 is completed once, this is followed by a 30 second break and then the workout is repeated. This carries on until the workout has been completed three times. After this, the rounds are upped to 6. The entire workout should take 50 minutes when done properly.
The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life
One of Horton’s bestselling books is The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life, you can it at amazon.com. This book can almost be considered as a biography as Horton takes the reader through his own experiences, troubles and developments relating to health and fitness throughout his life. The book primarily consists of 11 rules that have helped Horton to change his life for the better. Rules that he also claims can help others. One of the best things about this book, is that contrary to many other self-help books that are dry and preachy in nature, this is incredibly honest and funny, easily taking the reader to a place of comfort and understanding. The fact that Horton is willing to disclose these sometimes embarrassing memories is a true testament to his character and only goes to prove that his motivational techniques truly come from a place of care and understanding.
Popular Chapters of the book
Do Your Best and Forget the Rest
This is the core theme that runs throughout the book. Horton provides an anecdote detailing how terrified he was when he received his first on camera training gig in 1996. He was so terrified he almost didn’t do it. The only thing that pushed him to keep going was the voice in the back of his mind saying you’re best is all you can do. Horton claims that it is important to always remember that expectations don’t always match up to reality and when there is a discrepancy between the two beating yourself up about it is not going to help.
Another key lesson within the book is to embrace variety. Horton says that in order to keep progressing in life it is important to be both open minded and spontaneous.