Hi my name is Anthony Catanzaro. I was born and raised in Bay Shore, New York. I am the youngest of six children. My parents were both from Sicily, who passed on some time ago. I miss them very much, but I know that their spirit lives on through me.
At the age of 15 I started working out. In a little room in my home I converted into a gym. I have always been natural and never took steroids or growth hormones ever in my life.
I started modeling at the age of 18 when I landed my first cover for an evening wear catalogue. Soon after that, I began a career in modeling. My father was a fisherman for the Fulton fish market in New York City, and he used to wake up in the middle of the night and drive over 40 miles to work everyday! My father was much older than most fathers, when I was born he was 50 years old. I always said to him that one day, people would know my name for something special.
I began Fitness and Bodybuilding soon afterwards. I entered my first Fitness show The 1996 Mr. Fitness and came in third place, then the following year I entered again and won the 1997 Mr. Fitness championship!
I wanted to see how far I could go in developing my physique, so I began Natural Bodybuilding in 1998 and entered my first Natural Bodybuilding show and won first place! Shortly after that I started fitness modeling and began shooting for Bodybuilding and Fitness magazines worldwide. I’ve been on the cover of Men’s Exercise, Fitness plus, Men’s Fitness, New Living, Exercise and Fitness just to name a few.
I also do a lot of shoots as a cover model for Romance novels after being on a TV reality show for the Oxygen network called Mr. Romance! I have also been on prime time TV numerous amounts of time, I’ve traveled all over the world and hosted many TV commercials on health and fitness.
In 1999, I married my wife Tina, we both fell in love with each other on the spot! We have been together for 17 years now, she is a wonderful woman. We live in New York City with our cute little Beagle Tiny.
I still compete in Natural Bodybuilding shows across the country. I have great confidence in myself, and my personality and charisma has helped thousands all over the world to live a better life!
I will be competing in future Natural Bodybuilding shows here and abroad. As always I have been 100% natural throughout my whole career, and I am completely against the use of growth hormones or steroids. I always felt that creating something beautiful must remain pure and clean the way that God intended it to be.
Most of all my true passion is helping people That’s why they call me “The Superman of Fitness” On occasion I’m a motivational speaker and give seminars to motivate and inspire people to live a better life through health, fitness and nutrition both mentally and physically.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my fans and my friends all over the world who have shown me such tremendous support throughout my career and who continue to do so! I have very serious goals in this business, and I know that I will make them a reality.
Working with John Mitchell was great! I have been in front of the camera for over 20 years and have worked with hundreds of photographers, and I can tell you that John Mitchell really knows his stuff!
I have shot with John numerous times now for many projects! His choices of locations for his shots are outstanding! There is everything from grassy fields, to lakes with waterfalls! Absolutely "Gods land"! John has become a very close friend ours and comes to my home in New York to spend time with us during shoots. Throughout the years we have taken photos together that have been truly inspirational.
It’s such a great opportunity to shoot with John Mitchell. I would recommend anyone who is in the modeling or acting field, to shoot with John. He is not only a great photographer; he’s a great person too!
Thanks for the all the great shoots John, and I look forward to more great ones to come!
Male Fitness Model and TV star.
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