Michael Torchia, President/Founder – America’s Lifestyle Coach For Health And Wellness
Michael Torchia is the quintessential, cutting edge fitness advocate leader, whether working with children, or adults of any age. To this end, he has created a multi-disciplined, lifestyle conglomerate, a first in its category that focuses on every phase of the lifestyle process including physical fitness and nutritional solutions, along with the design of fitness apparatus and spa centers throughout the world. He now introduces a fresh, effective approach to fitness that helps the entire family create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Torchia’s innovative program is interactive and directs both parents and their children toward weight loss through age-appropriate exercise and nutritious eating. He offers tailor-to-fit programs that engage children while showing parents how to organize activities and stay involved. In parallel, Michael is a motivational speaker, and is currently writing a book on fitness for the entire family that is not only issue and benefit oriented, but also one that offers solutions in laypersons terminology.
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.”
The genesis of Michael’s journey began over 35-years ago when, in his own words, “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.
After being commissioned to design the fitness facility at “The Castle” in Tarrytown, NY, Mike and his team went on to develop top fitness facilities around Los Angeles. He was 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.
His 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.
No stranger to television, Michael has appeared on various news programs including ABC News, CBS Morning News, Dateline, Fox News, and the NBC Today Show. He has also been featured in numerous international fitness magazines.
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 kids 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’s research reveals that it is the environment children live in that will dictate whether they will follow a healthy lifestyle, “fitness is a family affair.” His program is designed help children and adults ease into making the necessary changes to lead healthier and happier lives.
Now, through the development of the “Holistic Health Foundation”, “Children’s Fitness Academy” and with the success of “Operation Fitness™,” Michael intends to use this incredible opportunity to reach children across the nation, helping them achieve self-worth and positive body image.