Military leaders are recruiting some star power to help servicemen and women keep fit.
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Celebrity fitness trainer Tony Horton's 10-minute cardio workout is all the rage, and even new Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan swears by it.
Now, San Diego-based sailors are getting a dose of Horton's P90X workout. A week ago, Horton introduced his techniques to about 80 sailors aboard the docked USS Makin Island.
"If you can mix things up for physical training, you can make it where a lot more sailors want to participate," said Ensign Marcus Kohlmann, who helped organize the workout.
Horton's appearance is part of the Navy's efforts in getting creative to help sailors stay fit. Additionally, yoga instructors and WWE wrestlers have visited ships.
At Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, a certified athletic trainer looks on as new recruits are put to the test.
Scott Lafalce, who worked for NFL Europe, uses his knowledge to help recruits train and heal from injuries faster. It is part of a military model that treats Marines as professional athletes.
"They have the same goal -- to be back and active and not be slowed down by injuries," said Lafalce.
The presence of athletic trainers could soon be expanding, as Marines are now weighing whether to assign trainers to infantry battalions to go along with training schools and boot camp.
Horton appeared on another ship on the West Coast in the past week.
The Marine proposal for trainers would be funded with $3 million from their 2013 budget.