John here. I am 54 and in the best shape of my life! My wife and I have four kids from 20 - 33... 2 grandkids and I am a huge Beach Body supporter and fan.
Okay... because I was on the Dukes and Smallville and now Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots I do get to workout with Tony Horton himself but I felt special long before that!
I felt special because I set a goal and reached it through hard work and persistence and the programs here at Beachbody and YOU CAN TOO!
What a lot of people don't know is that just two years prior to my starting the Dukes in 1978 I weighed 245 and had a 48 inch waist! Two months of low carb dieting and joining what was then a new gym called Nautilus and extreme diligence later and I had lost 50 pounds! More on that story later.
I became a trainer at the local gym for a year and then Dukes started for me in 1978.
While doing that show I was a member of a legendary, now sadly gone, gym in North Hollywood called Vince's Gym. Vince was a dear friend and a great trainer. I honestly believe that P90X and the Beachbody workouts are the only workout philosophies that he would have agreed with today. He was tough and these are tough. That is why I decided to join up!
When you do a film you first have to take an insurance exam. They need to make sure actors are in good health before a film starts. Well.... when I saw that my weight had gone up to 222 I was shocked! Wearing those big coats on Smallville made it so I hadn't paid much attention to how I looked on screen in awhile I guess! 222 was the most I had weighed since I lost that 50 pounds back in 1976!
After watching an infomercial this past New Years (my family and I were in Orlando doing an event for my Children's Miracle Network, the phrase "Do your best and forget the rest" stuck with me. I decided to order P90X and see if there was anything to it.
Remember.... I was one of the first celeb types to speak about childhood obesity issues on Larry King Live a few years ago. This stuff is important to me. I don't just say good things about a work out and product line unless I have tried it and honestly believe it is life changing.
Okay.... After the first few weeks I was amazed. I looked better, I felt better. Now I decided not to do the diet because when I diet my face gets real thin and gaunt. My wife always tells me when I am getting gaunt and reminds me that that makes me look older. Anyway.... after 90 days on P90X. Working out at home, in hotels, in dressing rooms (yeah, I went for it), I had not only transformed my body but LOST 22 pounds in the process without ever going on a diet!
Plus.... somehow my face didn't get gaunt at all. people tell me I look younger than when I first started Smallville! Truly amazing and I can honestly say that Tony and the P90X workout is what did it.
So now I'm working "Body Beast" and I want to be YOUR coach. Let's do this thing!
By the way.... watch for a new movie this year called "Smothered" I think you'll like it. It's been labeled a "Gruesome, Horror, Comedy by those who have seen it and hopefully coming to a theater near you soon.
Just after this photo was taken Richard and I were talking about fitness and longevity. He promised me that he was going to start coming over to the house in Venice and begin doing P90X with me. More ...
Whew! Just finished Cardio-X in my hotel room and brought it!
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