Growing up in The Philippines, Australia, and Los Angeles, Rhea Morales learned health and fitness techniques all over the world and incorporates what she learned in her classes today.

Inspired to overcome her own weight-loss issues as a teen, Rhea began by joining a gym and took on cross-country running. She went from being the chubby kid, to becoming someone who could run three-mile courses. This changed her life. You can read more about this journey here:

Memoirs of Chubby Kid Who Wanted to be an Ahtlete

Her fitness journey continued by studying Shaolin Kung Fu, the Eastern concept of Chi cultivation, and broadened it to include kickboxing, Brazilian and Japanese jujitsu, mixed martial arts and eskrima. You can read more about her martial arts journey here:

14 Life Lessons Martial Arts Has Taught Me

In 1997, Rhea moved to New York and was introduced to many mind-body movement practices, such as the Alexander Technique, Pilates, and both Ashtanga and Jivamukti yoga. This new perspective on fitness included muscle balance and preventative techniques to avoid injuries, release tension, reduce stress and help improve communication between mind and body.

After giving birth to her son, she moved back to LA and focused on learning alternative health practices to address her son’s food allergies and spinal strengthening for her bad back (now healed). These experiences intensified her passion for healthy lifestyles. You can read about her journey with pain here:

How I Cured My Lower Back and Joint Pain

Rhea has personally trained with martial artists, track coaches, Olympic lifters and mind-body Yoga gurus all over the United States. She is a Rishi Institute certified Yoga instructor, a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the BioMechanics Method, and an ACE nationally certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, fitness nutrition specialist and sports performance specialist.

She emphasizes smart training that teaches proper body mechanics and the right mindset, so you will get thriving results, more energy and less burn out.
This includes proper form, nutrition and a strong mind/body connection.
Over the years, working in the fitness industry, she has seen many people train only to get injured or burned out. This leads to failure or the cycle of getting motivated to go on a fitness program, only to have to stop due to pain, injury or dismay. Through proper training and motivation, she has healed many people from injuries, chronic pain and fatigue, only to get stronger than they ever imagined they could.
Whatever your sport or goals, Rhea pulls from her experience and education to create a program that works, You will get stronger, more motivated and gain more energy, increasing your passion for fitness, which leads to better results without breaking down the joints or feeling tired all the time.

Contact Rhea at rhea.morales@gmail.com or 818-207-9567

“When I started training with Rhea, I was in so much pain taking several pain medications per day. Every morning, I was struggling to get up and walk.  Rhea is an exceptional teacher and a fitness coach.  Rhea understands your body well. She knows how each muscle in your body works. I have been working with her for the past two years,  Her coaching has helped me strengthen my body, eliminate pain along with taking pain pills. Rhea has the patience of an angel. She watches your every move and corrects you. In the process, I have lost inches and flattened my stomach. Yay!! I am very thankful for what she has done for me. I am happy, healthy and pain free at last. Feel free to email me at:  npeiris1990@gmail.com” –Angie Peiris

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