MEet ariel

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I am a full-time certified personal trainer currently on the road between Madison WI and Flagstaff AZ.

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I was born in Wisconsin and raised in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona where I fell in love with the mountains and the outdoors. I played soccer, swam and ran cross country and track for state championship teams. I was first introduced to the weight room by my mother, prior to leaving for college, where she taught me correct form and etiquette. This gave me a certain confidence and skill that I later realized was rare, as I was often the only girl in the weight room. A rugby player turned fitness diva, my mother had found the bodybuilding industry where she competed as a figure athlete on and off for 7 years. With high school sports behind me, I was itching to find that competitive side of me that was nurtured by being part of a team. That’s when I found my own path in the bodybuilding industry.  From watching her develop and change as and athlete, I understood type of training, discipline and mentality it took to prepare for the stage. I loved the strength and confidence these women exuded. I fell in love with idea that the body could be sculpted into art because of the way it was trained physically through exercise and diet, and mentally through willpower, discipline and consistency. You can read more about this in my BLOG

My most recent achievement includes winning PRO status in 3 divisions and 2 federations in April 2017. I continued on competing in 4 PRO level shows where I placed 2nd or 3rd in each.

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In 2018 I also ran my first marathon, Dances with Dirt at Devils lake state park. I continue running 5ks, half marathons and other races to satisfy my race cravings.

I love everything outdoors, especially with my sweet pup Shiva (pictured below). I enjoy a joyful life filled with good food, good drinks and even better company.

It is my passion to help you develop a better relationship with your body through health and fitness coaching. I could tell you that I can help you lose weight, build muscles and sculpt your body, but any decent trainer can do that.

So what makes me different? I start with you.

Everyone has a different body, with different needs, strengths, weaknesses and various obstacles in the way of reaching their goals. Because of these reasons, I do not have a ‘one size fits all’ program for you. You will not get a cookie cutter program because I don't have one. What I do have is years of experience in the fitness industry and competitive athletics, alongside a passion for sharing my knowledge and working closely with individuals.

I hope to share with you my love of the outdoors, creating community and living a guilt free life of fun, health and fitness! Stay tuned for my upcoming class schedule in Flagstaff!

I am currently focusing on my own work/ life balance by taking some time off from personal training and focusing on my retreat happening this September: Montana Wellness Retreat.

It is with this experience, genuine passion and love that I offer you quality fitness services and retreats. Don’t just take my word for it, see what my clients have to say here.


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Education & Accomplishments

- BA in Humanities, Philosophy, Art, Gender & Women's Studies - Fort Lewis College
- OCB Figure PRO
- WNBF Figure PRO
- WNBF Fit Body PRO
- Nationally qualified Bikini Competitor NPC 2014-2015
- 200 Hr Certified Yoga Teacher - Inner Fire Yoga
- Sculpt Yoga Teacher Training - Inner Fire Yoga
- Certified MadPower Instructor - MadPower Training Center
- AFAA Certified Personal Trainer since 2010
- AFAA Indoor S.P.I.N
- AFAA Group Fitness Instructor

Co-Owner of Montana Wellness Retreat