“Hi, I’m Mike Torchia, and I’ll be your personal trainer today.”

I’ve been saying that for nearly thirty years.

As I’ve been reflecting on my life, I’ve been reflecting on my career as well. Being a personal trainer is fun and rewarding because you can really change someone’s life for the better. However, the Health and Fitness industry is riddled with corruption. I’m not always proud to be associated with it, but who am I to bite the hand that feeds? Well, this “pit bull” is ready to bite back.

My work as a trainer puts me right in the center of a $58 billion a year industry. Not so shockingly, there are many con artists looking to get rich quick and grab a piece of the pie. Infomercials touting shoddy exercise equipment and miracle diet pills filling the shelves of drug stores are now commonplace. It has caused me to think hard about the work I do. I’ve seen this business become worse and worse over the years and I’m sick and tired of it. People across the world are being conned out of billions of dollars, and yet obesity is still an epidemic!

This is reason I founded the Holistic Healing Foundation. The public deserves a resource they can trust both for information and healthy, nutritious products made with only natural ingredients. The HHF is an extension of who I am and what I stand for, helping the public lead healthier, happier, more productive lives.


The Holistic Health Foundation is comprised of the following professional team:


Michael Torchia – President/Founder


Michael Torchia is the fitness leader and founder of Operation Fitness. He has created the first truly multi-disciplined lifestyle conglomerate to focus on every phase of the lifestyle process, including physical fitness and nutritional solutions. He offers a fresh, effective and innovative approach to fitness that helps the entire family create and maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve optimal fitness levels by combining diet, physical training, and mental acuity with age-appropriate exercise and nutritious eating.



Mirella Vanguez: Creative Marketing Director/Event Planner


Mirella is Michael Torchia’s right hand person. She oversees multiple operations at one time, faces numerous deadlines, and orchestrates the activities of several different groups of people at the same time. In addition to arranging and overseeing daily wellness center activities she will also be responsible for designing marketing material, menus and brochures.





Sheryl Lynn: Spa Management Consultant


As the Spa Management Consultant, Sheryl Lynn trains the spa management director and staff. Sheryl’s job is to ensure that the guests have a pleasant experience and enjoy all of our services. Sheryl trains the staff to provide services to our clients and will ensure that all spa services are rendered properly. Sheryl is responsible for coordinating services and ensuring that employees are professional and in order. She teaches the spa director the proper methods of day-to-day operations that include finances, working directly with our clients, keeping records, maintaining stock inventories and payroll management. Sheryl will maintain a professional relationship with suppliers and providers as well as anticipate and identify our client’s needs and ensure they are being met in the best possible way.

Dr. Rand McClain, Doctor of Medicine, Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine


Dr. McClain trained at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of the Medicine Residency Program and has worked with some of the best and original innovators in Sports, Anti-Aging, Cosmetic and Family Medicine. Recently voted “Best Cosmetic Medicine Doctor in Southern California” by the “Best Of L.A.” Television Series. Dr. McClain is a former professional athlete who continues to participate competitively and practices what he preaches. He enjoys sharing and participating in the beneficial changes he helps create in people’s lives. Dr. McClain has dedicated more than 30 years of his personal and professional life studying nutrition, exercise, herbs and supplements and is also a Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Jason W. Kelberman, D.C. Chiropractic Kinesiologist


Doctor Kelberman specializes in “drug-free” management of metabolic disorders, Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy as well as designing treatments to eliminate acute or chronic pain as quickly as possible. He does this by utilizing nutritional therapies, lifestyle changes, blood, urine and hair analysis, chiropractic care, physical therapy modalities and exercise rehabilitation.




Dr. Melanie McLeod, Doctor of Natropathic Medicine (N.D.)


Dr. Melanie McLeod is a licensed and board certified Naturopathic Doctor and leading expert in the field of fitness, health and wellness treating patients of all ages. With more than a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry, Dr. McLeod has experience not only as a professional fitness competitor with the World Natural Sports Organization, but also in treating professional athletes. She is a certified personal trainer (NASM) and has many years of experience training bodybuilders, fitness models and figure competitors as well as the average Joe/Jane to get into the best shape of their lives. Dr. Melanie McLeod, Doctor of Natropathic Medicine (N.D.)


Kristen Bell, Registered Dietitian


Kristen is a Registered and Certified Dietitian, Fitness Chef, nutrition writer, and Health enthusiast who pride herself on representing fitness and nutrition with passion and purpose. She is certified in Sports Nutrition, Adult Weight Management, Childhood Obesity, and Insulin Resistance. Kristen is our own personal wellness and nutrition coach who walks you through the steps you need for a life that is enjoyable and gratifying. Sessions with Kristen are customized to the needs of each client to keep them on track with their nutrition and health goals. Kristen will work with you, listen to you, and empower you to balance your diet, lose weight, perform better, prevent disease, and eat clean, whatever your goals may be.


Click here to go to Operation Fitness and read detailed information about each member of this highly qualified team.


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Holistic Health Foundation