I finally got around to downloading video from the Tony Horton Ripped and Ready Tour. Its taken a few days to recover (the weekend), get back into the groove (family gave me an awesome homecoming), go on the Dr. Oz set with Tony (Tony and Dr. Oz made for some really good TV, and I don’t like TV) and, of course, workouts with the master (Anne Kearns Fers and I did Tony’s personal Plyo Legs, I could barely walk for 2 days).
My goal is to provide a good representation of the tour. I have hours of video and I plan to make an edited video to capture the essence of the tour.
Here are a couple of videos of our adventures. Shots will be with our military, our personal workouts where Tony puts us through the routines that make him the master and some fun moments during the trip. Look for more video coming to Do The Thing soon.
One thing I hope comes across is the appreciation from the service members we visited. Tony does a great job educating, entertaining and, of course kickin’ everyone’s @ss. Its funny, a comment from one of the troops in Kosoco was that hardly anyone attends the bands that visit, when you can sit down and relax, but the place is packed for a butt kickin’. The feedback from everyone is impressive. We appreciate it all.
Tony started working with the Armed Forces Entertainment as his way of giving back to the people who guarantee our freedom. We are more than happy to follow his lead. We don’t get paid for this, nor do we expect anything in return. I served in the Navy for 10 years and Mark Briggs served in the Army for several years. As Mark said when we arrived in Kosovo, “I feel like I am back home.” I knew exactly what he meant. We are the only ones on the tour who have military experience. Tony, Shawna, Robert, Dreya, Jeremy, Morgan and our respective families that held down the fort during this tour are doing their part as patriots too. I trust that our service men and women and their families enjoyed it as much as we did.
The other equation is how the team gets along on the road. We have all been on those trips where there was one person, or several, who you may want to have step out of the car or van – at 70 mph. I can honestly say that Tony’s tour team not only got along well, but we formed a bond and friendships that will be with us for the rest of our lives. Good selections Tony!
One comment I will make - do NOT miss the video of Dreya on the rings (below). We were in a Control Tower and the crew had a set of rings set up. With no warm-up she gets on the rings and does her Super Dreya thang. Amazing feat of athletics, flexibility and art-form. Our collective jaws dropped. Tony commented, “I’ll bet that’s the first time you've seen that in this tower.”
Do the Thing!