Hello, my name is Rita—fitness professional (Booty Barre instructor, ACE-certified Personal Trainer), healthy living enthusiast, wife, mom and student. I’m currently pursuing a BASI Pilates matwork certification and I’m attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a certified health coach with an emphasis in holistic nutrition. I have a passion to learn and explore what it means to be holistically fit, trying to find that complete and balanced picture of a healthy, happy life. This blog will serve to chronicle my year ahead and hopefully, for myself and others, make sense of the often contradictory information regarding health and fitness. It’s a little personal, a little professional—completely Rita.