Which Celebs Got Fit With P90X?
Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan's physique had become something of an Internet sensation since joining the GOP ticket. Just 24 hours after the news broke, Google trends showed that the second most-popular search term associated with Ryan was "shirtless." A devout P90Xer, Ryan told Yahoo News on Aug. 14 he's going to keep himself in shape on the campaign trail.
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Ashton Kutcher's six-pack may be the result of a P90X workout routine. During a press conference last year, the "Two and a Half Men" star said he bought workout DVDs from an infomercial but didn't outright name P90X. But Kutcher, 33, has tweeted about using the P90X program before. One 2009 tweet said, "I can't get my p90x dvd to play on my mac pro." His wife Demi Moore also spilled the beans.
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Actress Demi Moore, 48, set Twitter on fire in 2009 when she spilled that she had used P90X to keep up with her husband, Ashton Kutcher. "I have only done the yoga DVD of the P90X so far and that kicked my a--! The husband is banging it out every day though! I need to motivate!!" Rumors have circulated that the couple has separated but reps for both have yet to comment.
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Who wouldn't "raise your glass" to Pink for her hot bod? When the 32-year-old singer appeared on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" last year, Oprah asked her what her secret was to her lean and toned body. Pink revealed that while she is at home she uses P90X to stay fit. "It's crazy," Pink said of the workout program, "It's full on."
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A change in Sheryl Crow's exercise routine did her good. In a 2009 red carpet interview, the 49-year-old singer told E! that she used P90X to help get back into shape after the birth of her son. "I used to run all the time. But since Wyatt came, I've gotten kind of lax about it... a friend of mine turned me on to this P90X ... it's Pilates and yoga and weight lifting, to it's just everything."
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"Without a Trace" star Poppy Montgomery also used P90X to shed her baby weight. The 36-year-old actress told People magazine in 2008 that she gained a whopping 70 pounds while she was pregnant with her son Jackson. She said she used P90X six days a week to get back down to her pre-baby, size 27 jeans. "It was hard, but it was worth it," she told the magazine.
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Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis, who has been hailed as one of the best linebackers in the history of football, said in a 2009 interview with NFL.com that he has never physically felt better, and credited his using P90X as part of the reason. "I just incorporated it in a lot of different places in my workouts and it's given me the challenge that I needed," Lewis said at the time.
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P90X is designed for athletes of all ages, including retired football players. When former Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith was drafted into the Hall of Fame last year, he was asked by a reporter what his current workout routine was. "I just started to get into P90X," Smith said.
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Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin, known for her roles in "Children of a Lesser God" and "The West Wing," uses P90X. The only actress with a hearing impairment to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, which she won for the 1986 film, has made YouTube videos promoting the workout DVDs and tweeted about them last year: "Did you know that @p90x videos are closed captioned?"
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