ManCrush: Anthony Catanzaro
Fitness model Anthony Catanzaro has teamed up with his long-term collaborator photographer John Falocco to produce a book that showcases both the body and the brain of Catanzaro.
Anthony Catanzaro found fame as a fitness model – featured on the covers of Playgirl and Men’s Fitness.
His new book – Heat – contains 165 pages of photos and original poems that show us a side of Catanzaro not often revealed by the cameras.
The book explores the many life lessons that Catanzaro has learned since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Much of the emphasis is on the importance of health, well-being, and maintaining a positive outlook on life.
“The most important lesson humanity needs to learn is to appreciate, value and respect one another…” says Catanzaro. “Nearly every poem I have written in the book touches on these themes.”
The title of the book – Heat – is inspired from the inner fires that motivate Catanzaro.
“It’s important we maintain control of our inner fires because they can burn and destroy, if we’re not careful…” explains Catanzaro. “No matter what we face in life, it’s important we stay balanced and in command.”
Catanzaro hopes that the photos and inspirational poems in Heat will help others to push through their physical, mental or health limitations.
“There is beauty in everyone and everything but it only shines when we allow it to…” says Catanzaro. “We need to stoke our inner flames and bask in the heat.”