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Frank Tortorici

ACE Personal Trainer


I was born and raised on Long Island, NY in an environment of a loving extended family. Yet with all the visual love surrounding me as a youngster, there lied a pain and darkness I shared with no one. It was the constant nagging symptoms that my family would come to learn as Tourette’s Syndrome (TS). As a child I felt helpless, constantly being prescribed various medications to subside the symptoms. None seemed to work and even then, I often thought there had to be a better way.

At the age of 15, I entered an all natural body building contest. I quickly discovered that working out had an incredible calming effect on my body. The impact immediately triggered an understanding and belief in me that healing can be brought to the human body. I began to exercise regularly and it had its benefits. However, the 'bad tic' days begin to bring about obsessive thoughts. My body, physically and mentally, felt like they had simultaneously run for hours. I was later introduced to a gluten-free way of living as an alternative supplement and I started to see results fast, as it helped to eliminate yeast growth in the intestines. I began researching and learned how to treat Tourette’s holistically, and that Candida -- a yeast-like fungal organism -- is caused by such things as sugar, antibiotics and alcohol, which were attributing to my symptoms. For the next few years I began to eat vegetarian, raw/vegan and conscious carnivorous. I now live in Los Angeles and have a satellite office in Newark, New Jersey, along with a facility in North Hollywood, where I offer a multitude of services both publicly and privately. Certified through the American Council of Exercise, Crossfit Kettlebell and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition I give my clients, some with neurological disorders, an alternative – even if only it offers a healthier way of supplementing their living condition(s).

The Tourette’s Syndrome Association (TSA) recently referred to me as a "Renaissance Man" in their newsletter. I travel nationwide sharing my story and offering advice and services to many of those who are usually overlooked due their poverty, circumstances and urban area. I am currently working on a host of edible delights under my 'Yowser' brand, including a taco that uses a blend of organic sunflower seeds and sundried tomatoes as a meat alternative, and a 'Superfood Chocolate Mousse' that is also diabetic friendly. I have a book forthcoming, along with a few other projects associated with corporations that are all excited about taking part in championing my cause, which is to educate people about fitness, food and faith.


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