I would like to introduce you to one of my trainers and good friend, Ari Tomais. I have known Ari for about 5 years from going to the same gym. I would run into him often because he would spend hours practicing tai chi and working out on a daily basis. Every now and then he would approach me with specific questions about training. After a while, we became friends and our conversations expanded beyond exercise. He would tell me about his frustrations at his previous job and how he needed to focus on something else. I automatically suggested to him that he should become a personal trainer.
What I like the most about Ari is his kind heart. He loves helping people, and is always keen on giving advice on any subject he feels confident about. Ari is an avid reader, often carrying three or four books in his bag. After attending the Master Trainer Program at the reputable Focus Institute near Flatiron, in New York City, I did not hesitate to hire him. I knew he would be a genuine asset to have on my team. He is very observant and connects with people at ease.
I think you will love training with Ari because his honesty and sincerity will immediately let you know he is trustworthy. In addition to wearing his heart on his sleeve, Ari has an interesting combination of experiences from competing in bodybuilding in his youth to becoming a 17-year tai chi practitioner. He understands the subtleties of training with an injury, suffering himself from arthritis in one of his hips. He knows when to progress a client and when to take a step back to build a stronger foundation.