Health & Safety

August 31, 2012

Fitness expert Horton turns up heat at Edwards workouts

Fitness guru Tony Horton provides some motivation during his 10:30 a.m. workout session Aug. 23. Horton visited Edwards as part of his military base tour promoting fitness and healthy eating. He held another session in the morning for active duty Airman at the Fitness Center Multipurpose field.

Edwards Airmen, civilians and spouses were “treated” to two grueling workout sessions Aug. 23 conducted by fitness expert and health food promoter Tony Horton.

Horton is the creator of P90X, a popular intense home workout regimen.

More than 50 people endured Tony Horton’s second workout session, which was provided for spouses and civilians in the Fitness Center. The workout regimen last more than hour followed by a talk about healthy eating and photos.

That intensity carried over to the Fitness Center Multipurpose field at 7:30 a.m. where Airmen turned out in droves to work out for more than an hour. Another session for spouses and civilians was held inside the gym at 10:30 a.m.

Horton, joined by his workout staff, took Team Edwards members through the rigorous regimen, evidenced by the sweaty bodies 10 minutes into the session.

Tony Horton emphasized constant and consistent exercise during workout sessions throughout the week.

Horton has traveled to 37 bases so far promoting fitness and healthy eating.

“Our men and women in uniform play a special role in protecting and serving our country,” Horton said. My goal is to help the folks at Edwards Air Force Base really understand the importance of consistent exercise, healthy eating and how it relates to better performance and improves their quality of life.”

“I’m here because I care about you, the men and women of our military.”

Horton marched back and forth through the lines of exercisers cheering them on and instructing them on proper technique and form.

The regimen included traditional muscle exercise like pushups and sit ups, with the cardio portion using forms of yoga and martial arts.

“It was very tough,” said Melissa Hoffman, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center employee. “I have the DVDs at home, but have not had a chance to watch them too much. I think it’s awesome [Horton] came out here.”

Tony Horton’s workout regimen focuses on intesity.

Following the workout, Horton gathered everyone around to speak about healthy eating as the way to longevity and a better quality of life. He emphasized eating foods that contain one ingredient, such as fruits and vegetables. Finally, attendees lined up for photos with the fitness guru.

Horton and his crew also met with members of the Health and Wellness Center.

After the two workouts and lunch at Club Muroc, the exercise crew was given a base tour and visited the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force before departing.
Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit
 




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