"America's Lifestyle Coach For Health & Fitness"
You might have seen Michael Torchia on NBC's Today Show, FOX News, Dateline, The CBS Morning News or any number of the countless television shows that he has appeared on for his expertise in Weight Loss, Health & Fitness. And you probably have also seen him featured in many of the National and International Fitness magazines that he has been featured in. As one of the World's Premier Fitness Experts, Michael Torchia is a quintessential, cutting edge fitness advocate and leader!
In the last 25 years, Michael has been developing systems for safe, highly motivating fitness programs. He began as a competitive bodybuilder, achieving such honors as “Teenage Mr. New York,” “Teenage Mr. America,” “Mr. Collegiate USA,” and “Mr. California.” Michael's background in the world of bodybuilding has given him a unique understanding of what the body is capable of when supplied with the right fuels, the right motivation, and the right exercise program. For two decades, he has traveled to schools to study, research, and attack childhood obesity. This issue is one of his passions and also one of the reasons that he has joined forces with Ultra Fit to make a difference in the lives of these children.
The genesis of Michael’s journey began over 40-years ago when, in his own words he made a promise to himself, “I will never be fat again.” He vowed that he would never be perceived as an underdog or under achiever ever again, resolving to be fit both physically and mentally. Michael never lost sight of this vision, and leading by example, became a personal trainer to a succession of executive business suits in New York City. This culminated in the profession of personal trainer to celebrities in Los Angeles with such luminaries as Kevin Spacey, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Kim Cattrall, Ralph Lauren and John Galliano.
Michael was also appointed Fitness Specialist at the world-renowned “Beverly Hills Hotel” and the prestigious “Hotel Bel Air.” He then developed the Youth Fitness Program at “The Sports Club LA” and recently established the new business protocol and complete operations overhaul for the “Aroma Resort” in downtown Los Angeles.
Never losing sight of his goal of fitness for the entire family, Michael has embarked on programs for children and young adults called “Operation Fitness™”, designed to teach people of all ages how to properly work out and eat right, culminating in a healthier lifestyle. The all-around effect is an equal balance of feeling good mentally, emotionally and physically. Michael has recently launched the "Shape Up America" Campaign, which is a 30 city Tour designed to motivate people across the country to increase daily physical activity and healthy nutritional habits. This campaign targets all segments of our communities including schools, city government, civic organizations,community groups, businesses and everyone who has the need to embrace fitness as a healthy lifestyle.
Now, through Michael's partnership with Ultra Fit and his development of the Shape Up America Campaign, Holistic Health Foundation, and Children's Fitness Academy, and with the success of Operation Fitness™, We intend to use this incredible opportunity to reach children and adults across the nation, helping them achieve a more positive self-worth and body image.