John Paul Catanzaro is one of Canada's leading fitness authorities. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with a background in Kinesiology and Health Science.


John Paul Catanzaro, BSc Kin, CSEP-CEP, is a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist with a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. He owns and operates a private training facility in Ontario, Canada.

In 1996, John Paul began personal training in a small home studio in Toronto, Ontario. With vision and passion, the business quickly expanded and the word got out: "If you want to get in shape, go see this guy!" Now located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, the business boasts a state-of-the-art training facility and a waiting list of clients.

John Paul founded The Catanzaro Group in 2004 with divisions in fitness, nutrition, supplements, lifestyle, seminars, and publishing. In 2010, Catanzaro Supplements was introduced, a new line of nutritional supplements with the objective of providing high quality supplements in a convenient form at an affordable rate.

Over the years, John Paul has appeared on television and has written articles for several publications, including American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) Gamut eJournal,, Bodybuilding Italia, canfitpro Magazine, Coaching One-On-One, Dolfzine, FitCommerce, Fitness Business Canada, Fitness Professional Online, Fitness Trainer, Flare,, Intense Fitness, Men's Health,, MuscleMag International, Olympian's News, Personal Trainer Development Center, Personal Training on the Net, Planet Muscle, Quest For Advanced Condition,, Testosterone (aka and,, and His newsletters are both informative and entertaining, and he has provided reviews for numerous sources including the inaugural edition of Sport First Aid in Canada.

John Paul has authored two books, The Elite Trainer (2011) and Mass Explosion (2013), and has released two DVDs, Stretching for Strengthening (2003) and Warm-Up to Strength Training (2005), which have sold copies worldwide, been featured in several magazines, and have been endorsed by many leading experts. In 2013, John Paul released two new webinars, Strength Training Parameters and Program Design and Body Composition Strategies, providing the latest cutting-edge information to fitness professionals.

Throughout his career, John Paul has consulted for various corporations. He's worked with law enforcement personnel and has contributed to the Toronto Police Service health and wellness program. John Paul has worked with bodybuilders, fitness models, athletes, and coaches ranging from amateur ranks to national-level caliber.

John Paul is one of the premier trainers in Canada. Building a reputation for getting his clients in top shape quickly, his expertise has not gone unnoticed by other health practitioners who attend his private studio regularly for instruction. John Paul has attracted the attention of various fitness-related organizations seeking lectures and workshops. The list includes canfitpro, Certified Professional Trainers Network, Granite Club, Ontario Kinesiology Association, Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, and more. He has been dubbed the man with an "encyclopedic mind" by many individuals who experience his presentations.


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How To Stretch Properly: The Do's And Don'ts Of Stretching
Maintaining flexible joints will help any lifter improve his or her health and fitness. Learn how to stretch your gains with this complete guide to stretching!
Section: Training :: Sep 24, 2014

Your Perfect Body: Visualize, Then Actualize!
You shouldn't be able to lift heavy weights, and yet you do it again and again. Experienced strength athletes know that the secret to making big numbers move is the mindset of the lifter, not the size of his muscles!
Section: Mind :: May 07, 2014

Time To Grow: Manipulate Time Under Tension, Rest, And Load For Gains!
If you think you have to lift heavy and rest light to grow, you only heard half the story. Use these science-backed recovery and time-under-tension tips to build muscle!
Section: Training :: Jan 13, 2014

The Protein Pioneer: Lessons From A Golden-Age Nutritional Guru
Think the high-protein, high-fat, low-carb lifestyle is a new invention? Not even close. Nutritional guru Rheo Blair was pushing a visionary protein shake back in the 60s! Here's what you can learn from this supplement industry legend.
Section: Nutrition :: Aug 27, 2013

Sit Down To Grow: The 4-Minute Calf Workout
If your calves are struggling to grow, it’s time to train beyond the muscles you can see. Hit this often-forgotten muscle group and start growing from within!
Section: Training :: Apr 09, 2013

Know When To Hold It: How To Breathe While Lifting
Maintaining proper form can mean juggling a lot of thoughts. Don’t complicate it further by obsessing over breathing patterns.
Section: Training :: Jan 09, 2013

Plan On It: 4 Goals You Should Have For 2013, And How To Get There
When was the last time you gauged your strength with a bodyweight endurance test? Bring your body back in 2013 by working toward these classic goals.
Section: Training :: Jan 03, 2013

Rehab Secret Found In Calf Machine Shoulder Shrugs!
It's great for rehab and is very useful for those who have problems with grip during barbell or dumbbell movements. Take a step back and try calf machine shoulder shrugs today. Learn more.
Section: Training :: Jul 26, 2010

9 Powerful Methods That Can Help You Recover... Even With A Busy Lifestyle!
How can we apply effective restoration methods such as contrast showers, stretching, salt baths, electronic muscle stimulation, and massage in our life? The following methods can help... even with a busy lifestyle. Learn more.
Section: Training :: Jul 14, 2010

14 Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Full Squat Benefits!
There is confusion amongst trainers and trainees as to whether squats should be performed all the way down or just half way. Find out more from these 14 reasons.
Section: Training :: Mar 24, 2010

Muscle-Building Inquisition: An Interview With John Paul Catanzaro!
We sat down with John Paul Catanzaro for an interview on our favorite topic, building muscle. Find out what this muscle-building inquisition was able to get out of John. Learn more.
Section: Contests :: Aug 06, 2009

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