P90X creator powers up Ramstein, Europe

by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Tony Horton, creator of the workout phenomenon P90X, paid a visit to Airmen at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center Oct. 7 to emphasize physical fitness and proper nutrition.

“This place is incredible, this facility is awesome, the meals were great and we had a great turnout,” Horton said. “This is our third tour and our group has so much fun connecting with people. It’s pretty awesome and the people are just phenomenal across the board.”

Horton led two workouts, and both were key parts that help in a full body workout. It was a series of four exercises that use the body as a tool and takes away from the equation the use of conventional gym equipment.

“It’s not like the infomercial. You see the infomercial and think, ‘I can do that,’ then 10 minutes later you say ‘I can’t do that anymore,’” said Capt. Mike Hough, a participant in the workout. “It was a lot of fun, he was a classic guy and his fitness level was really impressive. I’m glad he was able to show us a little more knowledge on fitness. I hope he comes back again.”

P90X emphasizes muscle confusion, which is said to prevent the body from adapting to similar exercises over time, and, according to Horton’s website, they result in constant muscle and cardio improvements without hitting the dreaded plateaus.

“I’d like to thank Team Ramstein for having my team and me here. There were so many amazing folks to meet. We are just proud and honored to be here and share what we know about health and fitness to the Airmen here,” Horton said.