Northwest San Fernando Valley: Calabasas, Chatsworth, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Toluca Lake Glendale
Fitness is part of Rita’s world! She has extensive experience in general fitness from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and additional senior fitness applications, Pilates, weight training, diet and nutrition. Perhaps her greatest strength is how she creates personalized fitness workouts, taking into account past injuries while teaching corrective exercise techniques.
Rita was a strong athlete. She was a sprinter and volleyball player until an accident in 1996, which left her with two herniated disks in her lumbar and cervical spine. Her injuries led her to Pilates, which changed her life. After only a few sessions, Rita had an 80% recovery. With her new found training, she realized that even physical therapy did not equate to the value she experienced with Pilates. In 2004, Rita earned her Retrofit Pilates certification so she could share her experience with others. Not long after, she earned her credentials to become a NASM Golf Fitness Specialist.
Because of Rita’s dedication to her craft in addition to her advanced training in anatomy and musculature, her clients’ health has never been stronger.
Rita is happy to join the Lori Michiel Fitness team.