My name is Eric Rias, I am a Queens, New York native, currently living in San Diego CA. I relocated to California to find my own recovery in 2013 and have maintained long term sobriety. Since then, I’ve been in the fitness and coaching industry as well as a recovery mentor, sober coach, companion and interventionist. I have also founded the Hearts Over Everything Podcast as well as the BigMood TV YouTube channel, where I share my personal experience as a man in recovery as well as host a wide array of guests. We’ve had doctors, activists, business owners and recovering men and and women who share their personal and professional experiences.


I also regard myself as an advocate. The men and women we see struggle with addiction and mental health, in every city in America, need a voice. I want to share a message of hope and perseverance, with an entirely open dialog of the ups and downs of both addiction and mental health recovery.


As a coach and interventionist, I focus on honest and open healing relationships, with both the addict/alcoholic and the families, where we find common ground. My approach is one of personal responsibility, empathy and shared experience. I integrate an emphasis on mental, physical and emotional wellness in my process. Healing isn’t a luxury. We all deserve to pursue a healthier life. I love being a part of that process.


I seek first to understand my client and their family’s goals and design evidenced-based, healing and wellness approach where we can reach achievable targets. Humility and personal responsibility are my life principles and the underpinning of my work as a coach and advocate. I believe that most of us are striving to be our best selves and that honest self-appraisal and continued personal development pave the way toward achievement.


My challenging past has led to such a beautiful present and an exciting future. I love to watch people with a “small” or “limited” mindset, grow their lives and be authentically who they’d like to be. Every motivator says, “if I can do it, you can”, it may be cliche, but it rings true. You can do, we can do it, and I love to be a part of it.


LPSN, FST Level 2, Z-Health Practitioner, CPT



"BigMood is a movement dedicated to personal development!

We believe that everyone deserves a healthy life of

dignity, freedom and the pursuit of happiness."

- Eric Rias


“I’m about seeing long-term, seeing a vision, understanding nothing really worthwhile happens overnight, and just sticking to your script long enough to make something real happen.”

-Nipsey Hussle

See Your Vision Come to Life!

The H.O.E podcast is a space for progressive thought. Eric Rias, the host, is a recovering addict and advocate for mental health recovery and over all wellness. On the H.O.E Podcast, the goal to have a broad array of experiences represented. The goal is to connect with you. With a monologue with Eric Rias each week, he invites you to journey through his life of recovery, manhood, fatherhood and hope. Also, each week he connects with guests from a wide array of backgrounds. There have been doctors, activists, community leaders, business owners and recovering men and women of all walks of life. This is a hope podcast. We’re in the hope business. We want to connect with you. We want you to know that you’re not alone and we do life in fellowship


Find us on all streaming platforms and watch at BigMood TV on YouTube

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Do you want to improve your life but find it too hard to set-long term goals?


Do you want to increase your health, wealth, happiness, and overall sense of well-being?


Eric Rias, personal trainer and coach, has a viable solution that will help you achieve your goals.


This book offers a 90-day goal-setting program that allows you to make small goals and mark your daily progress.


In these pages, you’ll learn how to take short steps every morning and night that encourage you to pause and curb the subconscious programming that until now has been holding you back. Subconscious programming is what puts us on auto-pilot to do our daily activities without intention. By using the BigMood program, you will learn how to:


• Focus on your breathing and stay calm

Break through your barriers

• Track your emotional and cognitive patterns

Create your intention to live in a state of  compassion

• Set movement goals

• Nurture personal relationships

• Track your progress

Increase your sense of wellbeing as you watch    yourself succeed!


Join Eric Rias today and begin to live the life that has always been in your grasp.

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“The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and bearing it.”
― Jordan B. Peterson


"Eric will elevate you and your thinking to a level of richness that allows for you to transcend the things holding you back from being your best self. He’s deeply invested in his clients and won’t be the transactional type who’s touch and go. You’ll be supported in all of the right ways; ways that may be at the actual root of your goal and not just surface level."

- Rafi

“My coach always had an idea to plan when I would hit walls. He would have a gentle way to hold you accountable and that approach made me want to stay on board and not give up. He never ridiculed or made me feel insecure it was always real advice for real life scenarios.”


I reflect back to all the moments I wanted to say f$&$ it ... and eat something not on my plan ... but felt a underlying feeling of confidence in the plan I was put on and the steady words of advice given each week. I would hear them in my head and I would remind myself how temporary pleasure can be and how long term health and wellness can be.


I feel awesome, I feel like I look like a fit person who works out! I’ve wanted to look like this for awhile because I would work so hard in the gym but had not yet mastered the food part


It’s awakening to see that I could make the changes and do what it took to remove the extra weight even while continuing to eat real food and feel satisfied."


Create your own testimony with Eric



San Diego, CA

Tel: 347 585 9283

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