Joseph Antouri is an American physical fitness and nutrition authority, and the author of numerous published books and articles on physical training, nutrition and bodybuilding. Joe also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Personal Trainers Association “PROPTA”, an organization which educates personal trainers and accredits health & training professionals worldwide in scientific principles of fitness and nutrition.
Joe Antouri also invented “FITGUM”, a chewing gum that help FAT oxidation. As a Certified Nutrition Specialist CNS*, to create a product to help his clients manage a sensible and healthy life style.
Born in Lebanon in 1960, his family’s Christian background and the turmoil afflicting his native land led a young Joe Antouri to emigrate to the United States, where he eventually gained prominence as a competitive bodybuilder also known for his expertise in the science of sports nutrition.
A winner of top bodybuilder championship titles himself — including Mr. USA, Mr. Los Angeles, Mr. California, Ironman, Superbowl of Bodybuilding and placed 2nd in the world championships, many more worldwide — Antouri assembled other prominent physical training specialists in 1980 to establish the “PROPTA” Professional Personal Trainers Association, an international organization which now has representation in one hundred and eighty three countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
PROPTA has gained a lot of respect in the industry to be Officially Endorsed by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Professional League “”IFBB PRO League””, Officially Endorsed by the National Fitness League, Approved by the GI Bill and Approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans.
The Association’s professional certification program features a curriculum that includes human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, kinesiology, microbiology, nutritional science & diet therapy, sports medicine, all aspects of weight training, and strength training. Specialty education programs and certificates are also offered in the areas of nutrition for elders and those rehabilitating from injuries, eating disorders, or various other medical conditions.