Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Health and Fitness Day" in Los Angeles

City Council Grants Celebrity Trainer's Proclamation For Annual "Health and Fitness Day" in Los Angeles

The City Council recently granted Torchias proclamation to make August 1st an Annual Holiday called "Health and Fitness Day" in Los Angeles. He is also proposing that Congress makes it a National Holiday to unite Americans in the battle against obesity. There will be special guest appearances from renowned Doctors, fitness experts and bodybuilding champions. Joe Weider will also be receiving the "Health Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award" for his contributions to the world of bodybuilding and efforts in eradicating the epidemic of obesity in America.

Los Angeles, CA - June 10, 2009--Michael Torchia, founder of Operation Fitness is hosting a free health and fitness event at the Westwood Park in Los Angeles on August 1, 2009 from 10:00 am - 2:00pm. This event will offer free advice, classes and products for everyone in attendance. At this monumental event, Torchia will be launching his Shape Up America Campaign designed to help adults, children and even pets get healthy for their own benefit and for the lasting benefits that will strengthen the entire nation for generations to come. Torchia will be traveling across America with his team of health experts to inspire Americans to pursue healthier lives and encourage people to end the epidemic obesity in our Country.

Torchia's organization, Operation Fitness, will provide the crucial information that will help even the most stubborn and unmotivated Americans learn how to break their bad eating habits and become more physically active. The goal is to show people how they can create simple ways of working out, along with participating in stimulating activities at home, office, in a park or even in the wilderness. In addition, pet owners will learn innovative ways to get their pets in shape and on a healthy track with proper nutrition and sensible exercise.

Free health screenings, fitness demonstrations for children and adults, nutrition lectures, healthy cooking tips/food preparation, extreme athlete competition, obstacle course challenge, boxing classes and martial arts demonstrations, Pilates and yoga classes, pet health/fitness seminars, dog obedience training, chair massages, protein bars and energy drinks will be offered by the sponsors. Attendees will learn how to become more confident, physically fit and establish lifelong healthy eating habits. In addition, Torchia will be offering a special lecture series and exercise demonstrations for the local law enforcement agencies and fire departments. Joe Weider will also be receiving the "Health Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award" for his major impact on the Health and Fitness Industry. His immense dedication has impacted millions of people around the world including such notables as Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom he helped bring to the United States.

Joe Weider is the co-founder of the International Federation of Body Builders (IFBB), he has published several bodybuilding and fitness related books and magazines including such notable publications as Men's Fitness, Shape and Flex. He is also the manufacturer of a line of fitness equipment and nutritional supplements.

The event will be held at Westwood Park located at 1350 South Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles.

For additional information on the Shape Up America Campaign, Operation Fitness or the event launching in Los Angeles, please call 800.933.8633 or visit For press opportunities, contact Rachelle Brehm/LRB Publicity 310-704-1357

Joe Antouri, PROPTA CEO/Chairman has always been involved in different types of life changing events worldwide. On that note, we are proud to inform that PROPTA will participate & show their support by assisting in the exhibition of this event.

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