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January 1, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
The gig: A longtime personal trainer and nutrition expert, Tony Horton is the face of the hugely successful P90X fitness video series, which has sold more than 3.5 million copies. The 53-year-old Horton has the body of a professional athlete and a background in theater that makes him a natural on camera. In addition to P90X and sequel P90X2, Horton has been featured in a host of fitness videos: "Power 90," "One on One with Tony Horton," "10 Minute Trainer" and "Power Half Hour," to name a few. All told, Horton's videos have more than $500 million in sales.
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HEALTH
October 5, 1998
Health Watch, Vitals, Fitness, the People's Pharmacy, Simplify Your Life, Humoropathic Therapy and On Nutrition are taking the day off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By David Zahniser
The top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz said Wednesday that she would run for the Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks seat being vacated by Councilman Tom LaBonge, bringing the total number of contenders to four. Joan Pelico, Koretz's chief of staff, said she would fill out the paperwork next week to raise money for the contest, which is still 18 months away. LaBonge is set to step down in 2015 due to term limits. Pelico said she planned to use a vacation day to fill out the paperwork.
HEALTH
March 1, 2010 | Melinda Fulmer
When Nintendo's Wii console came out, couch potatoes across the country rejoiced. Here was a way to get in shape and play video games at the same time! But the bowling, tennis and other early sports titles ultimately delivered less-than-challenging workouts. Several years later, the Wii has become a more legitimate fitness tool, with a number of personal training titles that promise to burn fat and build muscle. Not all of them deliver. Some are too easy, too boring or just too repetitive.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
Danni Allen said she spent the last several months visualizing herself winning Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser. " She imagined what it would feel like stepping on the scale for one last time. She imagined feeling the confetti raining down on her, signaling victory. But she refused to envision what she'd do if she won the $250,000 grand prize in NBC's weight-loss competition. Why? She didn't want to jinx herself. An exhausted Danni talked to the media Tuesday and said she has not decided how to spend the money, save one small splurge: She and Jeff, who were the only two guaranteed finalists going into Monday night's competition, made a pact that the winner would take the other one along on a vacation to reward all their hard work.
NEWS
March 29, 1993 | Lauri Lappin
CENTER STAGE: Instructors Linda McHugh of Sports Club Irvine and Susan Foley of San Juan Capistrano Family Fitness recently released an aerobics video titled "High! Low! and Step to Go!". . . . It's sold through instructor journals and at fitness conventions internationally. "Orange County has really good talent, but it doesn't always get seen, because it's overshadowed by L.A.," McHugh said.
HEALTH
September 15, 2012 | By Dana Sullivan Kilroy
Patrick Dempsey, the actor also known as "McDreamy," just committed to two more seasons on the hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy. " But it's when the camera isn't rolling that Dempsey, 46, is really busy. He's riding bikes and parenting three children with his wife, Jillian, raising money for a cancer charity that he helped found to honor his mother, and racing cars. (In a case of art imitating life, Dempsey expects to start shooting the film adaptation of the bestselling book "The Art of Racing in the Rain" soon.
OPINION
January 6, 2008
Re "Outdoor gyms aim to reduce health woes," Dec. 28 Los Angeles County is heading in the right direction by installing outdoor fitness centers at some parks. Because the centers are too costly to put in all parks, the county ought to consider the outdoor gymnastic apparatus that the city of Los Angeles has had in most of its parks for 60 years. They are much cheaper, require less maintenance and are used by many adults to develop a high level of fitness or learn and maintain basic gymnastic skills.
NEWS
June 16, 1995
It's about time someone paid attention to the fact that eating disorders are not just a feminine issue "Silence and Guilt," (May 23). As a personal trainer/fitness consultant for the past 15 years, and a marriage, family, child therapist intern for the past three years, I have witnessed the effects of eating disorders that run rampant throughout the lives of men and women alike. People need to know that they are not alone and they can get help. Of equal importance is for the fitness professional to be aware of the signs of someone who is in trouble--both physical and verbal cues.
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