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So it's a big business here in America and if you want to make money in this crowded industry there is no one better for advice -- America's personal trainer.
Joining us in the man himself Tony went -- -- How this honor for me at least as an exercise -- I've been watching you for years your story is inspiring -- and where to begin.
I guess we should start with how you started this whole thing you were a junior body -- And then what happened there.
Yeah I would change.
Archer junior mr.
America was a favorite for the mr.
And it was hit by -- -- -- that they can't just before the show yeah I was hit by a school bus -- with a drunk bus driver I think.
And that it took me out of competition in.
Got me -- weigh in on painkillers and depressed and why you won't -- me all the time.
Then one day I saw Jane -- two years later on television and believe it or not Jane Fonda motivated me.
And I immediately went down to that.
Nor should motivate me I got right up -- went down to a local television station -- I would have my -- show and they looked at Munich or your fat.
I'm like oh look don't think about that -- I -- what I used to be.
And done they actually made me sign potential contract I didn't have a job I signed the contract.
I went home and I -- you know what I really want to do this -- believe in myself.
And I came up with a cleaning company.
Colin TNT cleaning service specializing.
In -- -- What areas and I went out -- -- sixty granting contracts that day on paper.
And I hired on my -- for ten bucks an hour.
But Tony you weren't an attorney you -- so.
-- -- -- On getting on the FC shopping television shopping train initially with the home shopping network.
Did an -- Al lot what -- you do is so personality driven you are there's only one Tony.
Were you always like that did you know just based on Europe very outgoing personality.
I can do this I need to be on television.
You know law actually what that is -- -- had turned me down like 25 times.
The home shopping network it turned me down it would not let me sell videos on there when they were showing jury in an agreement.
And being the fitness guy in the and -- guy who believes there's always a way I found out that but paction who own -- TV.
Signed on to Jim.
So I went over to his sons Jim and I said listen if you give -- fifty minutes with your dad.
I'll go ahead in and and I hope you promote your -- And so he -- hop in your car.
And I polity in the gates opened up but the big role we -- and there was blood packs in about 67 -- it.
In the introduced me -- -- -- five minutes -- that five minutes -- sold myself and I it was a first on air celebrity.
I don't know this is good or bad with Phyllis Diller.
-- -- -- That's a separate and independent.
When you -- couldn't hear official -- -- straight.
Who do you tell people are rendered videos in the -- for pairings that's amazing.
Actually I didn't.
They won't let me on in the in the beginning they were -- because it was only host driven.
And so the whole shorted out and four minutes in them but caught me and said.
Yeah you know what about going on there and I said I never bet on there like that he says won't just act like you do when it came -- my house.
Such an OK I think -- You know yeah so and your personality you soldier product.
Yes I did it but you know I was actually in the early days I was a lot more hyper than I am now that there.
You know I I was actually relentless.
We want to talk more about -- -- good bishop not time to go ahead.
Well you know again I believed in myself at that time in and that -- always -- there's always a way so I always find an opportunity and I.
And it's a funny thing in my book when you look at I don't know if you saw it.
But I actually found my kindergarten report card.
And if you.
Has that broke the -- that I thought I hope that he had a putting all of our own.
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