Meet Ralph

I have been coaching people of all walks of life, in creating better health, greater success, joy, and fulfillment for over ten years.

My coaching practice was born from a place of love, passion, and deep commitment to serving those who are on the never ending spiritual path of personal growth and self discovery.

It isn’t about living a perfect life, nor pretending to be. It is about living life the way it was intended to be lived.

October 27, 1987

1987: Hello World 🙂

Born in the Dominican Republic, I was raised by a single mother living under extreme poverty in one of the most corrupt and violent neighborhoods in the country.

August 15, 1994

1994: New York, NY

Permanently moved to New York City with my father and stepmother, we moved from one borough to another every two years, never establishing a permanent childhood home to live in.

September 21, 2000

2000: A Painful Start

Hospitalized for a week with excruciating physical pain after experiencing my very first flare-up, I was later diagnosed with an autoimmune condition known as Ankylosing Spondylitis in the year 2009.

August 27, 2010

2010: Bankruptcy

As a result of struggling with chronic pain and everything else that comes with it, I filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and was temporarily homeless, sleeping on a friend’s furniture.

August 15, 2013

2013: Ralphitness Reborn

After twelve years of struggling with chronic pain, I found relief using diet, exercise, and stress management as medicine. I studied psychology at Lehman College to further my understanding of stress and its impact on physical health. During this time, I formed my life coaching practice, specializing in empowering chronic pain sufferers to live better lives.

October 25, 2014

2014: Macy’s & Under Armour

Featured in a Macy’s and Under Armour campaign for being one of the most inspiring wellness coaches in New York City.

September 10, 2016

2016: Happily Ever After

After a full decade of laughing together, crying together, and growing together, I married my high school sweetheart, Janill. ❤️

October 29, 2018

2018: Forbes

In 2018, I was featured in a Forbes article for coaching many of my clients, who are also chronic pain sufferers, to create financial abundance by scaling their businesses up to seven figures without compromising their happiness.

June 10, 2023

2023: A New Sunrise

What a journey it has been so far. I’ve tamed the chronic pain monster and have created many unspeakably beautiful experiences in my life. Yet, nothing comes close to the amazing experience of becoming a first-time dad.

Janill, Ralph, and Jayce

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive.

You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain.

When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.”

– Haruki Murakami