During the build up to WrestleMania 28 CM Punk bashed Chris Jericho and DDP Yoga saying “[Chris] does DDP Yoga and that’s not even real yoga. This isn’t a front on Diamond Dallas Page – nice guy and all that, but whatever...”
Chris Jericho responded with this: “All I know is that DDP Yoga works for me,” he explained. “It’s the best training I’ve had in my life and it’s funny how I’ve been wrestling 10 years longer than CM Punk, but he’s the one who’s always walking around with more ice on him than an eskimo in February. I’m pain-free.”
Chris Jericho, a talented actor, television personality, radio host, and rock star, has established himself as a multifaceted performer. His unique ability to display such talent and charm in each outlet contributes to his successes across the board. Most recently Chris completed his first book, A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex in which he chronicles, with a witty and humorous narrative, his rise in the wrestling business and the pitfalls of the industry.
Jericho began wrestling at age 19 and is considered one of the most popular wrestling champions in history. In 2001 he was the first ever Undisputed Champion of the WWE and is the only performer to have held six different titles in the 44-year history of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Chris hosted his own show on XM Satellite Radio (Channel 41 Da Boneyard) entitled “The Rock of Jericho” airing Sunday nights for over 100 episodes. The show allowed Chris to display his wide and unique range of knowledge of the music world.
As lead singer of the rock band Fozzy, Chris proves that his knowledge of music spans beyond just facts. Their third CD, All That Remains was released in 2005, via Chris’ own record label Ash Records.
Jericho’s talent extends beyond the camera as he also wrote and directed a short comedy film for MTV about the band entitled, Unleashed, Uncensored, Unknown. In addition Chris directed music videos for Fozzy’s tracks “Eat The Rich,” “With The Fire,” and “Enemy,” all of which enjoyed rotation on MTV, MTV2, FUSE and Much Music.
"It’s not just a workout, it’s about your whole life changing. It’s everything from the way you eat to the way you sleep to the way you smell to the way you taste. Everything changes. There are some side effects to this thing we’re doing: No. 1, I’m losing weight. I lost 65 pounds. But more importantly, I’ve added this important thing back into my life called hope. I had given up hope. I was just waiting to die. I was just praying for it, man. But now, each day, I wake up and I look myself in the mirror and I’m like, ‘Wow, I actually have something going on.’ One of the greatest things about this is the change I have in how I feel about other people. If I go shopping and I see some guy having trouble walking or I see some woman having a hard time, I use that platform of being Jake The Snake to get in the door and start talking to them. I want to tell them about DDP Yoga because it’s giving life back into people."
Rob Zombie wrote the intro to the original YRG - Yoga For Regular Guys Book:
Give me a f***ing break!
If you’re anything like me, you know that even the sound of the word yoga will get you a sarcastic roll of the eyeballs and a loud Bronx cheer. I mean, come on—YOGA! Yeah, sure, let’s all sit around cross-legged, chanting to our inner peace while sucking down on wheat germ smoothies and feeling at one with the f***ing universe. I mean, this is what yoga is all about, right? This is girlie-man hippie crap, right?
Well, that’s the way I always saw it. That is, until Diamond Dallas Page explained Yoga for Regular Guys to me. Hey, I figured if this guy thought yoga was a badass workout, maybe— and I emphasize maybe—there might be something to this New Age voodoo.
Truthfully, if it weren’t for the fact that this DDP guy is built like a block of granite and could most certainly crush my skull, I would have laughed my ass off at the thought of doing that Down Dog/Warrior One shit. I mean, really: Only spiritual head-cases need to twist like a pretzel for fun, right?
But one day I agreed to give it a shot. What did I have to lose?
On a hot summer afternoon I roll out my mat and get ready for action. The first thing DDP says is that he’s going to teach me how to breathe. Listen, buddy, I think to myself, I might not know how to whoop ass in the squared circle, but I know how to f***ing breathe! But like I said, he’s a big guy, so I decided to go along with this breathing deal. After about fifteen minutes of trying not to laugh, I realize this ain’t exactly what I thought it was. This shit is difficult . . . seriously. Pretty soon, I wasn’t laughing anymore. I was feeling the burn, as they say. I’m trying to activate muscles that have been in a coma for well . . . well, forever, really.
To make a long story short, Yoga for Regular Guys works, and trust me, it ain’t what you think. It’s a total body, kick-ass workout that whips you into shape. Think of it as yoga meets old school calisthenics by way of slow burn isometric movements. Translation: something fun to kick that flabby-ass body of yours into shape! Let’s face it folks, DDP is the new Jack LaLanne for the hardcore, cynical, regular-guy “I’m-too-cool-for-that” generation. Here’s my advice to you: Put down the doughnuts, pick up this book, and get with the program . . . or else!"
—ROB ZOMBIE Los Angeles, California
"With DPP Yoga, there are a couple benefits. I stand up straighter now, and I can bend in ways I couldn't bend. I feel so much better: my joints, muscles, and bones. It is awesome."
"I've been through a lot of Low to NO IMPACT workouts But None of them can Compare to workout I got from DDP YOGA! I had No idea I could Get this much of a workout for my Cardio, Core, Flexibility and Explosiveness without Beating up my Body up on the practice field. Amazing!"
Bruce Miller San Francisco 49ers #49
Derrick Brooks on DDP Yoga: "I am impressed with the DDP Yoga workout program offered by Dallas Page. DDP Yoga is more than a workout. it a concept. It's a lifestyle ... It's a mindset and an attitude.... Much like it's creator. I'm not being a salesman... I'm a DDP Yoga participant who has used this training in my own workout. You will get results.... Hey Dallas's passion for the DDP Yoga program is unparalleled to any fitness or personal trainer. I will present this concept, lifestyle, attitude and mindset to the Florida Governor Council on Fitness This fall for Public Schools.
IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE ONE MUST FIRST BELIEVE...JUST ASK DALLAS PAGE BANG!"
Derek Brooks # 55 Nine Time All Pro Middle Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
“When I came back from the big injury — I was in bed from the injury for the better part of six months; I’d lost a lot of my core strength and flexibility and things of that nature — I started doing (DDP Yoga) religiously. It helped me. I just started feeling younger again. A lot of the movements from DDP Yoga are a part of my daily stretching routine now."
Ryback WWE Superstar
"So here I am 2 months out from my second neck surgery at the ripe old age of 39. I knew I wanted to implement yoga, but I always put it off. I was too sore, too many surgeries, too tired blah blah blah. You can use any excuse, and I did. Dallas has been trying to tell me I need to do this for years. Finally I listened, and I'm so glad I did. I should have listened years ago, but it's never too late. This can help people at any fitness level. Male, female, retired wrestler, beginning, intermediate, or even if you're you're a triathlete. I always try to maintain a positive outlook, but the energy this provides you shoots all of that through the roof. I got all my friends unrelated to wrestling, sayin "what you doin man". Yoga dude. Yoga. My flexibility, at 2 months removed from spinal fusion surgery, is at a level it hasn't been at since I was 18. My heart rate gets up to the 160's at times. Total fat burning rates. All from dynamic resistance. It's so simple. Yet so effective. Proof is in the puddin. Check out some of the people who have started WALKING because of this. Imagine what it can do for you. I don't plug anything unless I believe it. If you do the work, and you CAN do it, this will work. Bang!"
Adam "Edge" Copeland
Josh Barnett was born in Seattle on the 10th day of November, 1977. He is a professional wrestler and an American Mixed Martial artist, currently fighting in Strikeforce's heavyweight division. Barnett has achieved a lot in the MMA, winning many titles like the Championship for King of Pancrase Openweight, UFC Heavyweight title etc. In the Openweight Grand Prix in 2006 he was a finalist and currently Barnett is graded the number 3 world heavyweight fighter by the Fight!Magazine, number 4 by the MMAWeekly.com and then number 9 heavyweight fighter by Sherdog.
Guys with elite submission skills from the guard are hard to find in the heavyweight division. So when a guy possesses that unique quality and on top of things weighs 250 pounds like Josh Barnett does, it represents a significant challenge for opponents.
The bottom line is there are very few heavyweight MMA fighters that are both imposing and technically well-rounded. Barnett is one of them.
James Andrew Miller (born August 30, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist. He has held the Cage Fury Fighting Championships Lightweight Championship and Reality Fighting Featherweight Championship. He currently fights for the UFC's lightweight division. He is the younger brother of fellow MMA fighter Dan Miller.
As of October 2011, Miller is ranked as the #6 lightweight fighter in the world by Sherdog, and, as of January 2012, is ranked as the #7 lightweight fighter in the world by the USA Today consensus Rankings. He holds notable victories over Melvin Guillard, Bart Palaszewski, Gleison Tibau, Mark Bocek, Charles Oliveira, Matt Wiman, Mac Danzig, and Duane Ludwig.
Tito Ortiz is one of the most popular – and most controversial – martial arts competitors in the world. Born January 23, 1975 as Jacob C. Ortiz to a Mexican father and American mother, he had a rough and tumble childhood before coming under the tutelage of a legendary high school wrestling coach Paul Herrara. After placing fourth in the California State High School Championships, Ortiz went on to wrestle first in junior college and then while a student at Cal State Bakersfield.
In 1999 Ortiz battled the super-aggressive Wanderlei (“The Axe Murderer”) Silva for the Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight title and went on to defend the belt five times in the following three years, defeating all contenders including his arch-rival, Ken (“Lion’s Den”) Shamrock. He then went on a hiatus from the UFC and became a part of the professional wrestling scene when he signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as a guest referee and helped promote several celebrated championship matches.
Ortiz returned victoriously to UFC competition in April 2006 at age 31, boosting his reputation as both a colorful showman and talented athlete.
Chuck Zito (born Charles Zito Jr. on March 1, 1953) is an Italian-American actor, amateur boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman, former boxing trainer and former president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels.
Following in his father's footsteps, Zito became an amateur boxer and fought in New York Golden Gloves while working manual labor. In 1980, after assisting the bodyguards of actor Robert Conrad at a motorcycle convention, Zito began his own bodyguard agency. Named Charlie's Angels Bodyguard Services, Zito initially provided protection for actress Lorna Luft and later was hired by her half-sister Liza Minnelli.The actress recommended Zito's service to her plethora of celebrity acquaintances, allowing Zito to quickly develop contacts throughout Hollywood. Zito's clientele included celebrities such as Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone, Charlie Sheen, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Parlaying his connection, Zito began a career as a stuntman working on films such as Year of the Dragon, Hudson Hawk, and The Rock. In 1996, after a meeting with producer Tom Fontana, Zito joined the HBO prison drama OZ as Italian wise guy Chucky Pancamo. Over the years Zito has alternated with stunt work and acting with credits for stunt work in films like Fifteen Minutes and acting roles in the film This Thing of Ours. Zito is scheduled to appear in The Grasslands and the American remake of the French drama 13, starring friend and former client Mickey Rourke.
In 2003, Chuck Zito released his autobiography, Street Justice, co-authored with Joe Layden. In 2006, Zito expanded into radio with the show Chuck Zito's View on Howard Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio station. He is also accused of punching Jean Claude Van Damme at a bar. It was never confirmed, but allegedly there were words exchanged and Chuck felt disrespected.
DDP has the energy and body of a 20... OK 30 year old in awesome shape. I wanted to know his secret and he showed me his DDP YOGA program on the set of a movie we were fliming in South Africa. Now I'm from Iowa and we don't do yoga there but this workout was unlike anything I had ever done before. It's an amazing program and you really feel the results of the hard work you put in. I'm addicted and use his dvd workouts everyday and everywhere, whether I'm at home or on the road on a set... It Works! If you want to hold back the hands of time, DDP YOGA is your answer.
Riley Smith was discovered in 1997 at a mall in his hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by a local talent scout who invited him to compete at the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention in New York City. At IMTA, he was signed to appear in a Tommy Hilfiger modeling campaign, and then used the money he earned to pay for acting classes. Just three months later, Smith was in Los Angeles at a screen test for the 1998 WB pilot "Minor Threat". He landed that first audition and, although the pilot was not picked up, Smith's acting career was established. Since his start, he has gone on to do eight prime-time network pilots, more than a dozen guest-starring roles and five series. He has appeared in over 15 movies, including Eight Legged Freaks (2002), Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Radio (2003) (alongside Oscar winners Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ed Harris), Warner Bros.' New York Minute (2004/I) with 'Mary Kate Olsen' and Ashley Olsen (aka "The Olsen Twins") and the 2007 Sundance Grand Jury nominee Weapons (2007). He has had recurring roles in the Emmy-nominated CBS series "Joan of Arcadia" (2003), the highly acclaimed Emmy-winning FOX show "24" (2001) and the cult favorite Judd Apatow creation for NBC, "Freaks and Geeks" (1999), and co-starred in the short-lived FOX show "Drive" (2007). Smith stars in two new films scheduled for release in 2010: the action thriller Gallowwalker (2010) with Wesley Snipes and the military thriller Universal Squadrons (2011). Riley resides in Los Angeles.
6’7”, 305lbs, pro athlete, and entertainer, I’m the last guy you think of when you think of Yoga, but after using his world famous convincing charisma DDP got me to try one session with him. After my body felt better than any work out and I was addicted. DDP YRG is a big part of my work out, giving me flexibility, added strength, and energy. 2yrs later I’ve gone from 305lbs big & bulky to 260lbs athletic & flexible. YRG BANG!
"I have trained in a variety of ways over the years preparing for the High Demands of being a Professional Athlete, but not many have helped me with my overall movements and Performance more than DDP Yoga. It's easily one of the most challenging yet rewarding workout routines I have ever done."
Titus O'Neil WWE Superstar
"DDP yoga has been a game changer for me, ive been pain free since DDP yoga. I have no clue how 25 minutes a day of DDP yoga would fix my broken body, im feeling the bang!"
Primo WWE Superstar
An All-Star Hockey/Football player in High School Marc then won 4 state titles in New York including the Golden Gloves, Empire State Games and AAU, he then became a member of the US Boxing team. He enjoyed success in professional wrestling with WCW and WWE as the World Television and Intercontinental champion as the character Johnny B Badd and Wildman / Marvelous Marc Mero for 14 years. After numerous injuries and 8 surgeries Marc's career came to a halt. Marc turned his life around with High Intensity strength training, which he now calls "Body Slam" Thanks to his training and healthy eating Marc has increased his strength, stamina and endurance. Made a successful comeback at 46 years young! To read more about Marc’s amazing story that chronicles his youth, wresting career and his passion for helping students make the right choices.
Dan "The Beast" Severn is a legend in amateur and professional wrestling and Martial Arts. Born in Coldwater, Michigan, on June 9, 1959, he excelled in wrestling in both high school and college. A winner of over 500 amateur victories and numerous titles, he was an alternate on the USA Olympic Wrestling team. Severn turned to professional Wrestling and captured the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title; a title which he held for 10 years. In the early 1990s, he entered the world of Mixed Martial Arts. He excelled, winning numerous world championships. Severn defeated such greats as Ken Shamrock, Conan Silvera, David Abbott, Oleg Taktarov, Anthony Macias, and Bart Vale. His mixed martial arts record is 77-11-7.
Considered by many to be sports-entertainment's ultimate risk-taker, Rob Van Dam utilised a lethal combination of acrobatic offense and martial arts to mold a WWE career that was truly one of a kind. A standout in ECW, "Mr. Monday Night" made his highly-anticipated WWF debut in 2001. Although a member of The Alliance at the time, he managed to gain the admiration of the fans through his awe-inspiring aerial assault, which was highlighted by electrifying moves such as the Van Terminator, Rolling Thunder, and Five-Star Frog Splash. It wasn't long before Van Dam's innovative offense was driving him to championship opportunities.
Rob Van Dam made his surprise debut in 2010 in IMPACT WRESTLING by defeating "The Icon" Sting in his first match. By far one of the most popular and accomplished superstars of the last decade in professional wrestling, Van Dam is a multi-time champion who claimed the World Heavyweight Title by defeating AJ Styles on a special edition of IMPACT WRESTLING conveniently titled “The Whole F’n Show”. Van Dam’s in ring style combines a lethal mix of high-flying and martial arts skills that keeps his opponents guessing. Armed with his mat skills that keeps fans enthralled in his every move and one of the catchiest theme songs ever one can’t help but be on RVD’s side
Originally trained by veteran wrestler Fred Avery, Lloyd would eventually go on to learn from two of the most iconic figures in Professional Wrestling history - The legendary Lou Thesz and "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes.
Ray Lloyd wrestled in several very successful independent promotions throughout the United States, as well as the UWFI in Japan, before coming to WCW.
Ray is best known worldwide as veteran Professional Wrestler "Glacier". He electrified World Championship Wrestling (WCW) fans with his elaborate,superhero-like entrances equipped with fog, snowflakes and lasers racing across the arena.
Ray competed in Dusty Rhodes' Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, winning both the Heavyweight title and the NWA World Tag Team titles.
McCully trains with Team Punishment, including Tito Ortiz, Kendall Grove, and professional wrestler Samoa Joe. McCully also trained with BJ Penn in Hilo for Penn's bout with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 94. He has three previous fights inside the UFC, a unanimous decision victory over Antoni Hardonk at UFC Fight Night 9, a submission loss to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 86, and a unanimous decision win over Eddie Sanchez at UFC: Fight For The Troops. McCully was also scheduled to fight Christian Wellisch at UFC 76, but McCully was ultimately replaced by Scott Junk. He has also fought a former UFC champion, losing to Evan Tanner by technical submission at a 1998 Pancrase event.
McCully competed against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 86. He lost by submission to Gonzaga applying an Americana keylock from the mounted position in the first round. He then fought Eddie Sanchez at UFC Fight for the Troops and won the fight by unanimous decision. Most recently, McCully lost to Mike Russow at UFC 102 via unanimous decision.
Perry Arthur Satullo was born October 25th 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. Perry Saturn is a wrestler best known in the TNA, ECW, WCW and the WWF.
Perry Saturn is a 3 time ECW World Tag Team Champion, 2 time WCW World Tag Team Champion, 1 time WCW World Television Champion, 1 time WWF European Champion and 2 time WWF Hardcore Champion.
Perry Saturn came to the ECW in 1995 for 3 years feuding with The Gangstas, The Pitbulls, Francine, Mickey Knox and Big Dick Dudley till released.
He went on to wrestler with the WCW in 1997 for 3 years feuding with Billy Kidman, Disco Inferno, Van Hammer, Raven, Lodi, Riggs, Eddy Guererro, Ernest Miller, Chris Jericho, Scott Dickinson, Dean Malenko, Chris Benoit, the Four Horsemen, Rey Misterio Jr., Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page, Chris Kanyon, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Filthy Animals till going to the WWF in 2000 and then also had a succesful run in TNA.