Author, Radio Host, Producer, Director, Fitness & Yoga Master and Creator of Tola Yoga, Rich Tola has produced more than 100 hours of original content across all media platforms.
Since 2006, Rich has taught more than 25,000 yoga students in over 2,200 classes throughout the U.S. Rich’s passion for fitness and healthy living has thrived for the past half-century, including 40 years of weightlifting to compliment his 12 years of yoga. His penchant for changing the world was evidenced by his most recent Reality TV series pilot, YogaStyles of Rich and the Almost Famous: Chicago. It was also in Chicago where Rich created his fitness style of Tola Yoga, designed to give you the best yoga workout in the world.
Rich also loves to rock-it on the radio! His weekly show, Tola Talks, is all about inspiring listeners with his “21st Century Talk for a No Bullshit World”. Rich also enjoys standup comedy and produced a monthly show while living in Chicago, The Royal Talent Showcase, featuring The Windy City’s best up-and-coming comedians and musicians.
From Investment Banker to Entertainer/Yogi, Rich has traveled the globe and seen it all. From humble beginnings in Trenton, NJ, the son of an old-school Sicilian barber, he received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and his MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg).
His witty and heartfelt memoir, Simply Between Millions: From Wall Street to Hollywood, is “a wildly entertaining and inspirational book on life never getting you down – even when you’re down!”