Ari doesn’t remember what exactly made them first walk into JPCF, but they are super grateful that they did. Being nonbinary, and with most fitness spaces being very rooted in the gender binary, they never felt like fitness was for them. At JPCF, Ari found a space where they were able to explore and appreciate what their body was physically capable of in a way that they’d never felt comfortable doing before. Their goal as an instructor is to help create a space where everyone can feel comfortable pushing themselves mentally and physically to find what they are truly capable of. Ari is a big fan of box jumps, 3D printing, The Matrix (yes, even the sequels), and basset hounds. When they are not jumping on boxes or lifting weights, Ari is the Lighting Supervisor for the Office of the Arts at Emerson College.
CrossFit Trainer Level 1