3rd Place for KSAT 12 Fit for Life Challenge & Blog
Inspiration 4 Life Theme Song by Rita Hernandez
2014 SA Armed Forces Parade Association Queen/Life Queen for SAAFPA
Lifetime Queen for Miss American Beauty Pageant
Rita Hernandez on KENS 5 Great Day SA with her Inspiration 4 Life Local Hero Segment since 2011 and Recognized on the "Good People" Segment on KENS 5 Great Day SA 2015.
Lifetime Queen for Inspiration 4 Life
2021 Mrs. Bexar County
Rita Hernandez, a Native of San Antonio is married to Local Artist of San Antonio Blas Hernandez Jr. since 2000. Rita also has 2 beautiful daughters, Amanda Cantu, Jasmine Hernandez and a handsome son, Angel Julian Hernandez. Rita is extremely blessed to have a very active and supporting family in everything “Inspiration 4 Life.” Their community outreach organization began in 2005 and relaunched as Inspiration 4 Life in 2009. They are the Founding Family and plan to leave a legacy for many years to come. Her Faith and Family is what carries her through every journey of her life.
Rita Hernandez, Founder & CEO, Radio/WebTV Show Host & Personality, Voice Over Talent, Executive Producer & Writer, Editor-in-Chief, Motivational & Inspirational Speaker, Event Coordinator & Blogger, Social Media Influencer, Social Media Manager, Marketing & Promotions, Community Activist & Advocate, a Leader and Public Figure of our Communities in the City of San Antonio. Not only does she impact, save and change lives in our city but also affects those from Around the World. She has worked in every sector of the City of San Antonio, from Northside, Southside, Eastside to Westside and has helped Children and Teens of all ages to Families, Single Parents, Military, Veterans, Special Needs, Seniors, Homeless, Shelters, Non-Profits and more, going on 17 years. Rita has also impacted and helped with Schools, Small Businesses, Corporate, Events and many more, as well as Churches through her Ministry. Rita’s inspiration has inspired others to do the same. Rita is the Owner of Elite Fitness & Wellness since 2005 as a Trainer, Massage Therapist, Wellness Specialist, Zumba Instructor, Co-Owner of Art by Blas & Rita as a Local Artists of San Antonio, Founder of the Bold and Beautiful Women’s Society, The Beauty In Unity and Founder of Inspiration 4 Life, a Community and Media based Organization. As Founder and CEO of Inspiration 4 Life, Rita is the Owner, Radio/TV/Web Host & Personality, Director and Executive Producer of Inspiration 4 Life International Internet Radio Station and WebTV Network, which Airs 24/7 and Broadcasts in 147 Countries Around the World. Rita was also Personality of syndicated Inspiration 4 Life Local Heroes Segment on KENS 5 Great Day SA from 2011-2015. Rita is also Executive Producer and Editor for current Radio and WebTV Shows on her Inspiration 4 Life Radio, TV, and Web Network. Rita is also Editor-in-Chief of Inspiration 4 Life Magazine and Artist Expressions Magazine. The first concept magazine was created in 2010 and launched in 2013. She has covered Northside, Southside, Eastside and Westside of San Antonio. Artist Expressions Magazine was launched in 2019 and was inspired by all the Events and Artists we showcased through Art by Blas and Rita, for the past 20 years. Through Inspiration 4 Life Media, they also have their very own and unique Child & Teen Edition Media, Broadcasting & Magazine Programs. These Programs were inspired by her children, when Jasmine was 5 years old, and Amanda was a freshman at Highlands High School. They were the original Child and Teen Ambassadors of their Programs and inspired the Live On Air In SA Child & Teen Edition Media Programs, which includes, Live Radio Broadcasting, FB Live Shows, WebTV Show Production, Photography for Magazine Articles, Student Writers for Magazine, Video Production & Editing, and so much more.
Rita’s most popular Blog, KSAT 12 Fit for Life Challenge in 2010, has helped her win 3rd place for her Blogging skills and fitness challenge. Her life experiences have helped her become an Inspirational, Motivational, Keynote and Guest Speaker for many Non-Profits, Schools, Churches, Events and more. Rita is also a Published Writer and has written for NFit Woman/NFit Man Magazine with her syndicated Inspiration 4 Life “Healthy Side of Life” Heroes, Websites, Association Newspapers such as Street Talk Magazine and is currently writing scripts for film, Children’s book series with her family, her very own Book Series and other writings. Rita’s amazing talent in the Media world had her providing Correspondent Interviews for the Mayor’s Fitness Council Events, being a Mentor to the Mayor’s Fitness Council Student Ambassador Program and provides “Live” Radio/Video Broadcasts that Airs Around the World for Events all over San Antonio, assisting with Public Relations, Event Planning, Blogging, social media, Marketing, Voice Overs for Commercials, Video Production, Radio Production, Red Carpet Events and more. Rita has been recognized as an “Unsung Hero” in 2011 and highlighted in the “Good People” Segment on KENS 5 Great Day SA in 2015. Rita has also been recognized by many Organizations for her hard work and dedication for the love of the Communities and has also received a Marketing Award by the Hispanic Organization of Public Employees in 2015. She has also received Community Recognition from the Mayor’s Fitness Council Student Ambassador Program in June 2017 and Best of Health, Fitness and Wellness Award for 2017 for Inspiration 4 Life’s Free Community Fitness Programs. In 2017, Rita was also recognized for the hard work and dedication she put in the Media Industry, as a Trailblazer in Media for the 1st Latina Business Owner to own an Online Radio Station that Aired 24/7 and Broadcasted Live on both Radio and Video Platforms with her very own Magazine Publication, as Editor-In-Chief, that was Digital & Print and Covered the entire City of San Antonio. Rita has also graced the November 2014 Cover of The Platform Magazine and Published an Article for the Armed Forces Issue. Rita also came in 3rd Place for the Best of San Antonio’s, Best Radio Host.
Rita was on the Board for the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce from 2012-2016, 2014 Queen of the San Antonio Armed Forces Parade Association and Current Life Queen for Inspiration 4 Life. Rita is a key connector to many in the City of San Antonio and has formed numerous Partnerships to enhance Events, Businesses, Local Talent and more. Rita also has musical talent in playing the flute, oboe, piccolo, sings her own Theme Song for Inspiration 4 Life, also sang back-up vocals for Spanish Christian Recording Artist Rogelio Estrada in 2009 and came in 2nd Place as a Finalist for the Claim Your Fame Talent Search in 2009. Rita has participated in numerous Celebrity Events in San Antonio such as The Celebrity Canoe Race, Celebrity Foot Golf, Celebrity Star Gala to name a few. Finally, Rita was an extra for a Commercial for The Original Mexican Restaurant in 1996 and has Credits in the Film Gino’s Wife (Starring Pepe Serna, Jesse Borrego and Sandra Nori) as an Extra in the Film and also a part of the Wardrobe Crew in 2014.
Some of Rita’s greatest passions are giving back to families and communities in need. Her mission says it all, “Inspiration 4 Life is a Community Based Organization and Media Outlet, dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle education and providing Inspiration, Motivation, Transformation, Restoration and Hope with “All Aspects of Life” resources for all demographics in San Antonio and to those from around the World. We advocate and educate to those who struggle with obesity, health issues, low self-esteem, awareness issues, unemployment, homelessness, all types of abuse, finances, and so much more, with resources that contribute to a strong and healthy life as an individual or as a family unit. We serve as a Voice through our Radio, TV, Web Show, Media Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Blogging and Magazine Articles with reach to over 147 Countries around the World, plus Hands on Action by Giving Back with our Free Health, Fitness Training, Wellness, Massage, Zumba, Events and more. We are here to Impact, Educate, Inspire, Save and Change Lives.” She has traveled throughout Texas, to make sure she meets the needs of her clients.
Rita is also a Singer, Songwriter and Musician. She wrote her and recorded, “You Say You Have It All” in 2009 and recorded her fist Christmas Cover Song, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” back in 2002. She has been part of the Cornerstone Choir, Praise & Worship Team, Solid Rock Worship Band, Reverend Blues Praise Team, Dream Center’s Metro Mosaic Praise & Worship Team and the Healing Place Church San Antonio’s Praise & Worship Team in 2014.
Rita is a 2005 graduate of, The Academy for Massage Therapy Training, located in San Antonio, Texas. Rita has been pursuing the Health & Fitness Industry since 1993, after high school, and has been in the medical field since 1997. She has been a Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, E.R. Critical Care Technician, and an EMT-Basic, for Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, starting there with her Internship in the Endocrinology Department and working her way to the Adult and Children‘s ER, from 1997-2005. She also works for S.A.I.S.D. as a Substitute Teacher, from 1996 to 2016. Rita has attended St. Philip’s College, Majoring in Kinesiology. Rita offers Fitness Training, Fitness Boot Camps, Seminars and more. She has also attended Leadership School at Cornerstone Church. Her passion to serve others, helped push her to pursue her dreams as an Entrepreneur in Business, Massage Therapy, Health, Fitness, Wellness, and as an Inspirational and Motivational Speaker for San Antonio. Rita is a huge advocate on Education to the Communities on health, fitness, wellness, business, media, radio, spiritual growth, success and so much more.
Rita has been an Assistant Massage Therapist, for the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars in 2006-07 and was the WNBA Seattle Storm‘s Massage Therapist, when they come to SA. She has also assisted for the PGA Tour in San Antonio, Texas and the PGA Senior Championship Tour in San Antonio 2006-2007. She has massaged cyclists with the MS 150 Bike Tour in Corpus Christi, 2006-2008, the MS 150 Bike Tour in New Braunfels in 2009 and the MS 5k walk/run in 2005. She has also provided Massage and Fitness Corporate events in SA and worked with Teachers of the SAISD. Rita has also been able to work with many athletes of all sports and has had the opportunity to massage athletes that compete in the International Natural Bodybuilding Federation (INBF) and NPC Bodybuilding and assist backstage for the Alamo Classic Showdown Bodybuilding Show in San Antonio Texas. Rita was also 3rd place winner of the KSAT 12 Fit for Life Challenge, in San Antonio and is now a Fitness Spokesperson for Guest Speaking Opportunities. Rita has also had the Honor to be a Guest Speaker for the Latina Style Magazine Business Series at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Healthy Worker/Healthy Workplace 2010, Guest Speaker on Beauty and Self Esteem at the Health Department Healthy Start Consortium Women’s Conference 2010 & 2011, Guest Speaker for Dress for Success in 2011 & 2012, Christian Women’s Small Business Association 2012, Health Fairs in SA 2010 & 2011 for CPS Energy and Garner Middle School. She has also provided Guest Speaking for many Ministry events such as, Youth Ministry Outreach Explosion 2010 and Stir-Up the Gifts for Christian World Worship Center in San Antonio. Rita has also provided Fitness Boot Camps and Fitness Education to such companies as the HEB store at McCreeless Place, helped Boy Scouts earn Physical Activity Patch, and has helped with Haven for Hope/Sam Ministries with Fitness for the Residents and Kids Fitness for 2010 and 2011. She was also the Personal Trainer for Corporate Company Be Fit Body 2010 & 2011. Rita represents Inspiration 4 Life, as she volunteers for events such as BBVA Compass Bank & NBA Cares and has founded the Inspired to Walk Program that takes place all throughout San Antonio, various times a year since 2010. Rita has also provided a 12-week Fitness Challenge called “Supreme Makeover Fitness Challenge” for Women with a Call in 2010 and “More than Conquerors” for the Ladies at El Salvador Church 2011. She was also one of the Trainers for the Two City Transformation, Faith and Fat Loss Program. She was one of the Trainers of the Client who came in 1st Place and lost a total of 71lbs after 130 days of Training. Rita has served as the Master Personal Trainer for Health Collaborative on many Health, Fitness and Wellness assignments throughout San Antonio from 2010-2014. She has also served as the Master Personal Trainer for the Fit Family Challenge for the past 6 years in a row and has led all of the County-wide events throughout the Challenge. Rita has served on the Board of Southtown Chamber of Commerce in 2011. She was a part of the King William Association as well. Rita is also on the Mayor’s Fitness Council San Antonio Media Committee and served as a Media Mentor for the Mayor’s Fitness Council Student Ambassadors. Finally, Rita has also been interviewed for Elite Fitness and Wellness for Women in Small Business, by Focus One Media on Inspiration 4 Life, for all the community work she has done throughout San Antonio since 2005, KSAT 12 for Fit for Life Challenge interview in 2010. Rita has also attended as a Special Guest to the National Association of Hispanic Journalist Gala and the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists Gala and entire Conference in 2014. She was also nominated as Woman of the Year for the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society in 2014, and Keynote Speaker for the Empowering Women of San Antonio in May of 2015, the National Network Association Online Feature for May 2015. Rita is also a past Member of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Rita was also Talent and Voice Over Talent with Rome Talent in San Antonio and Host of previous Show in San Antonio called ReVive. This was a Partnership with Upscale Talent and Inspiration 4 Life Radio/TV/Web Network. Rita is currently Mrs. Bexar County with TX Choice Pageants and is about to launch her Documentary Series, Inspiring Voices of San Antonio and the Million Voices Campaign. Over the past 12 years in Media, Rita has surpassed over 10,000 Interviews and will fulfil her calling as a Media Journalist, Community Leader and Voice.
"Follow along my journey and you get to witness some pretty cool people, places, and businesses. As Owner of a Media Broadcasting Company, International Internet Radio Station, Editor-in-Chief of two Magazines, I love covering stories and writing about inspiring people, local heroes, my fascination with life, adventures, my family, living a healthy, organized life, great food and so much more! You have a topic; I will cover it. I have been inspiring and connecting leaders, businesses and entrepreneurs on my media platforms to help be their voice and for them to be heard, going on 13 years and community outreach for 17 years. Be significant and know your worth to be the successful “YOU” are meant to be! ~Rita Hernandez” For more information, please visit www.inspiration4life.org