During my experience through the internship program, something stood out uncomfortably and undeniably for me. While I witnessed the cardiac patients ‘rehabilitating” their heart in theory, I noticed that was not necessarily the case. Through my conversations with the patients I noticed there was pain of the past and the resentment and regret that they embodied around sharing their stories. It was clear to me, while their physical heart was ‘recovering’, the impact of what caused the stress on the heart to begin with was never addressed or ever a topic of conversation. After I graduated and completed my internship, I realized I did not want to pursue a career in medicine. Rather, I wanted to be more involved in a preventative practice and work with individuals before they were at a point of disease.
Inspired to want to help people lead healthier and more fulfilling lives, I decided to move back to Canada and became a personal trainer at Goodlife Fitness, one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. I was the first personal trainer in my region and one of ten across Canada to receive a “Level 5 Trainer” promotion – the highest-level trainer as recognized by the company at the time. I quickly became recognized as a “Top 5” personal trainer out of 2,800 trainers nationwide! My evolution expanded my vision of career success, which motivated me to continue living my life’s purpose.
In 2012, I launched my first 6-Figure wellness studio RISE MIND BODY ltd. which has since grown into a wonderful community that welcomes and unconditionally accepts anyone who arrives here on their journey. In 2018 I created a semi passive 5-figure business. In 2019 I launched my second 6-figure online platform, I AM Rosa Rago Inc. and in 2021 I released my first book, Journey To RISE: How to Master Self Love and Live Your Life's Purpose.