Ari Rubens

Ari Rubens

5.0 (1)
1 hire on
3 years in business

About this pro

Are you desiring a positive change in your life?

Do you want to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health? You are in the right place at the right time! My name is Ari and I can empower you to become the strongest version of yourself.

I have 14 years of certified training and holistic experience to share with you:

  • Personal Training (National Academy of Sports Medicine, Wingate Institute for Physical Education)

  • Yoga Teaching (500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, Rishikesh, India)

  • Meditation (100-hour Vipassana Meditation course)

  • Martial Arts (Kong Fu, MMA, Boxing, Krav Maga, Tai Chi, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Nutrition and Health Coaching (ACE) and Reiki (Level 2, Vagabond Temple, Cambodia)

My purpose in life is help as many people grow to be the strongest and healthiest they could possibly be.

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Rockville, MD 20850
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  • Andrew Shofer

    Compassionate. Highly skilled. Inspiring. Dedicated. Never have I met a man before so commited to growth and showing up to his life. Ariel is a fire cracker and really helped me stay accountable to myself and stoke my inner fire. I would highly recommend working with him for fitness coaching and personal mentorship

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When it comes to a typical process for working with a new student, I understand that everyBODY and every mind is different. I approach the private sessions with the literal meaning of yoga - Union, in Sanskrit, and allow for each person to come into their own alignment based on the enternity of themselves. I also take into account that to reach your fill potential, I encorporate other practices and integrate my experience into your future practice with me. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
  • I trained special forces soldiers in the IDF with strength, cardiovascular, and Crossfit programing  

  • Taught multiple styles of yoga and meditation in South East Asia and the US for 3.5 years

  • Helped increase the upper body strength of an older adult client by x3 times in less than 3 months

  • Co-founded Engaged Ecology that facilitated wellness to nursing homes, preschools, and corporations

  • I work with the special-needs community and became certified as autism exercise specialist (ACSM)

How did you get started teaching?

Ever since I have known myself, I have always been passionate, driven, and motivated to help others to the best of my ability. When ever I learned something in the past for an extended period of time, I always find excitment and fulfilment to share it with the people around me. At the end of the day, I believe that giving is recieving! 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with children, seniors, athletes, the special-needs community, soldiers, and yogis. A big mix indeed!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have recently led a Nature Connection and Yoga workshop at Wheaton Regional Park. I am incredibly grateful to have brought a personal component to Yoga practice to the great outdoors! The air is fresh, the soil is alive, and the green is to be seen. I felt called to share the history of yoga, originating thousands of years ago in India, and creating an experience of leaving the yoga mat behind. Barefoot walking, identifying edible plants, animal tracking, and many more components are envolved. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

If you are interested, I'd love to schedule a 30-minute free consultation with you - to envision together a path for you to move into greater health. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask yourself - what would someone who has loving compassion towards themselves do?