Kathy was a go-getter from the start. She reminds me a bit like myself- lots of questions, and wanting to strive for her best. We both love wine and food and family, so her questions were not hard for me to answer…they are an extension of myself. You should be so proud Kathy for the example you are setting for your beautiful children! Keep on going! R
“My parents were immigrants from Greece who came to Canada in there twenties. I grew up on the Mediterranean diet. Our daily meals were made up of fruits, grains and vegetables grown in my father’s garden. Even though I was eating healthy, eating was more of a social need versus listening to what my body really needed. When I first discovered Rita, I thought to myself “this is a girl I can relate too!” Her European background could understand how important food was socially. I consider her my “European sister!” In addition, Rita is a mom to a beautiful girl. I believe she sets a positive image for women. It’s not about fad diets. The word “Diet” in Greek means way of eating. Rita’s diet is a “Way of Life”. It’s sustainable!! In my personal quest for a better body and health, Rita helped me to succeed in easing out of old habits and into new ones. Change, more importantly sustainable change takes time!! Rita helps you do just that!!!
I am a mom to 3 beautiful, strong girls who are constantly watching, and learning from me. It is very important to me that I provide the girls with a healthy approach to food and fitness. Especially in today’s world, where women face poor self-images of themselves, low self esteem, eating disorders, etc. I have never been one to use the word “diet” in my home, even though they know what it means in Greek☺. My girls noticed I was drinking more water, eating more vegetables, exercising more, etc. Music to my ears, is when my 12 year old said, “ mom I really like how you are taking care of yourself” Most importantly, my family noticed I had more energy; I was more upbeat and overall happy!! I can’t thank Rita enough!! There is probably not a week that doesn’t go by, that I don’t email Rita with how I feel!!! Rita is approachable, accessible, fun, loving, amazing individual!! Rita is straightforward, professional and overall committed!! She wouldn’t be where she is if it wasn’t for her hard work and determination!! I am not going to lie. It’s tough but at the same time doable, believable. Her program is straightforward. Trust the process, Rita’s process!! To this day, I always ask myself, is this “Rita approved?” Whether I am at home or out, Rita has provided me with the tools to fuel and take care of my body properly, and most importantly for the long term. Rita’s plan is healthy yet provides you with realistic eating habits everyday for the rest of your life. She caters to your own needs and situations. Rita gives you the power to make gradual changes that you can stick with, not just for today but also for the rest of your life.
The 4 weeks to Fab team is MAGICAL!! My favourite was the photo shoot!! I couldn’t wait!! Yes it is intimidating but she gives you a goal to look forward too!! What an amazing experience! Dina is stunning who makes you look and feel like a Hollywood star!! Florencia is gorgeous who transforms you into a beauty queen. Paula’s charisma and easygoing attitude makes you forget you are taking pictures half naked!!! Last but not least Rita’s passion makes you feel like a PRO!!! Thank you Team Catolino!!! A special Thank You to Rita: motivator, sister, coach, teacher and most of all, my friend.”