P90X Founder Touts Bringing Fitness Home

Tony Horton promotes his book, "Bring It"

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    Founder of P90X, Tony Horton, says he wants to get people off the couch with his fitness DVDs.

    The creator of the P90X workout is touting his program in his first book.

    Tony Horton has sold 3.5 million DVD sets of his work program, with sales of more than $20 million in 2010. "Bring It" was just released by Rodale Books.

    Horton doesn’t pretend his workout plans are easy, but he does promise not to overwhelm anyone -- even beginnners.

    "They want to eat healthy food, and they don't want to do an hourlong workout,” he said of people new to intense workouts. “They want to do 20-minute workouts."

    P90X Founder Wants to Personalize Fitness

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    Founder of P90X, Tony Horton, says he wants to get people off the couch with his fitness DVDs.

    And the man who started as a trainer to celebrities, now has lots of fans himself.

    “We're pulling people out of gyms, and they're saving a whole lot of time,” he said. “They’re saving a whole lot of money.”

    And many of his fans like how they can work out at home on their own time and at their own pace.

    "In the convenience of your own house, you don't feel embarrassed if you're 50,60, 70 pounds overweight," he said. “You can go at your own speed and pace. You can hit the pause button if you want, if there's some part of the DVD you're struggling with.”

    Among his supporters: celebrities Pink and Sheryl Crow.

    "Charles Barkley just started,” Horton said. “I mean, it's just kind of crazy. When you have that kind of unsolicited support, people are going to start talking about it."

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