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

The City Council recently granted Torchia’s 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.

Los Angeles, CA, June 02, 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 life long 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.

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 or

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