Everyone is talking about Paul Ryan, picked by Mitt Romney to be his running mate, and who can blame them? It isn’t hard to see that our country has been headed in a poor direction for quite some time now. It would take a lot of effort to turn the country around.
If there’s anyone who has demonstrated the work ethic, it’s Ryan. Of course, I’m not talking about his obvious dedication to balancing the budget. I’m talking about his even more obvious dedication to his physical fitness. Pause while the ladies scream in a volume deserving of Elvis or the Beatles.
Thanks to Tony Horton, designer of P90X, Paul Ryan’s daily workout program, this election just got a whole lot more interesting. Who knew that was even possible?
First, I’d like to hit you with some statistics. Paul Ryan is a stately height of 6-2 and keeps his body fat between 6 and 8 percent of his weight. According to The American Council of Exercise, “the average percent of men’s body fat is between 18 and 24 percent. A fit man will range between 11 and 14 percent, and a professional athlete will have a body fat percentage of 7 to 10 percent.” So Paul Ryan is in tip top shape. As a college athlete, I can’t help but be impressed.
Ryan also demonstrates social concern, sharing his exercise knowledge with his fellow members of Congress by leading a class on Capitol Hill. Approximately a dozen “regulars” show up for the class as well as other “comers and goers.” In 2010, Ryan displayed his love of P90X in an interview with Mark Allen, chief White House correspondent at political. Ryan swears by P90X, and really, we’re not arguing; it looks like it works!
With Ryan’s recent appointment as VP candidate, Tony Horton has seen an increase in P90X sales. So, while Tony Horton is thanking Paul Ryan, we’d really like to say a big thank you to Tony Horton. We sure hope that Paul Ryan will continue to make cuts to the budget, to government, and more importantly, will keep workin’ on that fitness. Just in case these next few months get ugly, we’re gonna need something good to look at.
(Editor’s note: Katie Brunk is a track athlete at Hillsdale College.)