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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

 11:37 AM 

Ryan leads Capitol Hill fitness craze

A Politico story today credits U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, with helping to create "something of a craze on Capitol Hill" out of the P90X workout.

The P90X -- introduced to Congress by its creator and professional trainer Tony Horton -- is a 12-disc home workout routine that claims about 28 disciples on the Hill. Ryan told Politico he's been using the routine with North Carolina Democrat Health Schuler, a former NFL quarterback.

"Heath and I have been doing it together for six months," Ryan said. "And since Tony has been coming to do it, more have joined, and now there's about a dozen that do it, a morning and evening crowd."

Ryan takes credit for introducing the workout to, among others, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia and fellow House Republicans Kevin McCarthy of California and Kevin Brady of Texas.

"When I saw Paul Ryan -- man, he's gotten in great shape," Brady said. "He doesn't have a six-pack; he's got, like, a 12-pack."


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