Chances are, by now, you probably already know someone who has tried the home fitness video program known as P90X, it was released in 2005 and has sold nearly 3.5 million copies. Notable celebrities like Sheryl Crow, Pink and Ashton Kutcher have become devoted to P90X, as has Paul Ryan, the former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate.
The program draws numerous people due to its promise of delivering a complete at home total body workout as well as providing exceptional guidance from the ever cheerful founder and host, 56 year old Tony Horton. For a number of years, I have been an off and on user of the P90X program and have come to view Horton as a very fit and peppy uncle.
Whether P90X offers help for a better golf game is debatable. The program does emphasize concepts that are golf-friendly, such as range of motion and core strength. However, there are some people who are skeptical, including Ron Kaspriske, the fitness editor of Golf Digest, who is leery of the one-size-fits-all approach to fitness programs, especially when it is a program that might push people too far beyond what they are ready to achieve.
Nevertheless, P90X certainly has a huge following and it is clear that many of these people are likely golfers as well. Scott Morgan is included in that group, he is head golf pro at the beautiful Lakes at El Segundo in California as well as a certified trainer for P90X. Morgan claims it was his progress using P90X that helped him achieve effortless power with his swing, rather than powerless effort. He is starring in a new video production with Horton this week where he takes the P90X star through a quick warm-up for the first tee; he even offers some helpful tips for improving Horton’s golf swing.