Famous YouTube fitness instructor Chris Heria has undergone years of trials and tribulations that not many his age can claim to have gone through. 

Unbeknownst to many, the fitness expert actually just got off a fierce legal battle for the rights to see his son—a feat that was only possible after years of court battles, a violent fight, and clearing his name from an 'attempted murderer'.

The Tormented History That Chris Heria Shares With His Son’s Mother

Chris Heria’s then-girlfriend got pregnant in 2011 when Heria was just 19. He tried to turn in a good leaf and went to a real estate school to get his license so he could provide better facilities for his girlfriend and their baby. He even wanted to make her his wife, but she flat out declined.

The fitness expert did not want to push the matter any further as he believed it was best that his future child did not grow up in a hostile environment where he and his mother were constantly bickering. As he would later find out, things were not going to be as simple for him.

A few months after he had proposed, his child’s mother called back and gave him an ultimatum to either marry her or risk never seeing his child again. Heria emphasized that he wouldn't marry her but was still willing to be in the child’s life and be the provider. Immediately after that, she blocked any of his attempts to contact her. 

Seeing no other way, he then texted the girl’s mother to see how her visits to the doctors were going. After that call to the girl's mother, the fitness expert's mother received a call saying they would be filing for harassment

Heria then thought it best to wait until his child was born to get a lawyer involved in the case so that he could get his son back. 

Things Took An Even Worse Turn

The time that Heria decided to wait things out was the very period that he would be side-tracked by a defining period of his life. 

When things had settled for a while, the fitness guru went to Miami with his new girlfriend. And that was when around a dozen thugs attacked him. Having trained in fights since early on, the fitness guru managed to injure one of his assailants. Heria's tenacity got the better of his assailants, and they left him alone but not before threatening to find out where he lived and kill him. 

Things seemed to have cooled down for quite some time, but it was only to take things for the worse. A few months after the Miami incident, while going to work, Heria was stopped by 5 police officers who forcibly took him in custody, where a detective told him that he was being charged with attempted murder. 

The accusations were false, but it took the fitness guru multiple visits to the court and a lump sum of money to eliminate those accusations. The attempt to clear his name from the false accusations cost him money and a significant amount of time. 

All through the duration of the trail, Heria took the opportunity to travel the world, get fit, and be spiritual. This phase in the period, he cites as largely the reason he was able to go through all his tribulations in a positive light.

Heria Is Now Single-Handedly Raising His Son After Years Of Debacle

The years of spiritual and fitness discipline that Heria put himself through seemed to have worked out for the best. Not only did he end up clearing his name from the attempted murder charge, but he was also allowed to visit his son, as was his right to do so. 

This, however, was only possible after he spent almost 20K USD on a lawyer and fought the case for a little over two years for the right to see his son. 

As of present, the fitness expert's relationship with his son is as great as can be. Now, his son, Zen, is a constant part of his life and even makes frequent guest appearances in his father's fitness videos that Heria is so famous for. Recently, the father-son duo even celebrated Zen’s ninth birthday on September 16, 2020. 

Indeed, the fitness expert does seem to have put his troubled past behind him and even seems to have reconciled with his son’s mother.

As for his current relationship, he seems to be single but focusing all his time on pushing his fitness regimen to the next level and taking the much-deserved time to bond with his son.