Owner, Lead Master Instructor
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 with International Pilates school PHI, 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 Pilates instructors please visit thepilatesguy.net for more information.