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Kevin Praska does pullups at home and still practices aspects of P90X as well as exercising at a fitness center to maintain his current weight of 175 pounds. (JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD)

Rigorous at-home fitness programs can render results, may pose serious risk


GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The turning point for Kevin Praska came three years ago, when he lost his breath tying his shoes.

"I knew then, something's gotta change," he said.

That realization prompted him to begin P90X, a rigorous fitness program, which ultimately helped him shed 50 pounds and forge a commitment to leading a healthier lifestyle.

The results he got from the program were "amazing," he said, considering "overall strength, core (strength), balance and agility."

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