But did you know that Rita once worked as a fitness club manager? Over a span of nine years, Rita managed three different 24 Hour Fitness clubs, including facilities in Chula Vista on Third Avenue, Hillcrest on Fifth Avenue and Rancho del Rey on Amena Court near the PSAR South County Service Center. “I enjoyed it because I was helping people change their lives for the better,” Rita said. “It was very satisfying to connect people with their fitness goals.”
Rita has a degree in preschool teaching. She also has worked as a personal trainer and aerobic instructor, and is knowledgeable in nutritional supplements. She is still active as a teacher of Latin Heat dance and cardio classes, as well as educating clients about supplements.
“When I got married 30 years ago to my husband Galo, I told him that I had three goals,” Rita said (Rita and Galo have two adult children, daughter Sabrina is a lawyers and son Gallo Giovanni is a computer engineer). “One of my goals was to operate a pre-school, which I did in Guadalajara for a couple of years after we were married. Another goal was to be involved in fitness, which I did. And, a third goal was to work in real estate.”
Rita has been selling real estate since 2006. She works with the Keller Williams office in Chula Vista. She has been assisting KW with expansion into Mexico. “Mexico is on the cusp of transformative change,” Rita said. “There is tremendous growth potential in energy, manufacturing and tourism, which will lead to new opportunities for real estate professionals who are focused on their clients.”
A focus on serving members is a major reason why Rita says she appreciates PSAR. “Anytime I call them, they are always there to help, it’s always good,” she said. “The continued education programs are very good because they help us build our business. Our Association knows how to take care of the members, we are not just a number.”