History

In the begining...

Born in South Miami Beach, Ariel Hernandez has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. As Owner and Director of Fusion Fitness USA, his goal is to provide the community with a family-friendly, non-judgmental environment for all fitness levels, including those with physical limitations. "I want my clients to feel comfortable and motivated when they walk in the studio. I carefully select and educate my staff so that you will always get a great workout. I am passionate about healing, change, and results. My clients challenge me, and that keeps my job exciting," says Ariel. As soon as he was old enough, Ariel became a Personal Trainer and within 2 years he was running the fitness and wellness programs at several of Miami's finest gyms including South Beach's Grid Iron, Iron Works, and Crunch Fitness. He moved to Central Florida in 1994 and continued impacting lives and shrinking waistlines at YMCA, Bally's Total Fitness, Gold's Gym, World Gym, Shape, Living Well Lady, Citrus Club, Sweat Shop, and Cardio Club. With experience in dance and gymnastics, and with 10+ years as a leading National Pilates Educator, Ariel has expanded his certifications and training methods to include all forms of rehabilitation and fitness trends such as Urban Rebound, PowerFlex and Body Sculpt, Spinning, Yoga l-lll, Step and Stick, Jump Rope, Box Board, Kickboxing l-ll, Funk and Hip Hop, Interval Training, and Mat Pilates l-lll. He's even worked as a Certified Life Guard for the YMCA! As both a well-rounded student and ambassador of fitness, wellness, and nutrition, Ariel has developed and conducted workshops for other personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and nutrition counselors..

Educator, Blogger, Master Pilates Teacher, Presenter...

Ariel Hernandez is the Lead Educator for Phi Pilates a renound International Pilates Education School. He is also an Online Blogger for Pilates Style and Core Pilates Magazine. Actively recognized for his contemporary approach to Pilates you can find his articles and feature spreads in the mentioned publications. Please contact PHI Pilates to request Ariel for your next certification.

The Workshops...

The Pilates Guy is my way of spreading my love and knowlege of Pilates. These workshops are a fantastic tool for new and seasoned instructors alike that wish to fine tune or further their practice. Sometimes we have the knowledge but we lack the knowhow in the best way to convay it to our clients. If you are a studio owner or a leader in your institution you will learn how to bring your team together and sharpen their verval and social skills. We want to have our clients happy and continuing to visit our studios for decades so keeping your classes fresh are a must. With my contemporary workshop you will learn innovative safe excersises that hold all Pilates principles close to heart and give your clients a breath of fresh air in their workouts. Take a look at the "WORKSHOP" page to learn about all the workshops available today.

Credentials