Arien has many passions in life, but none stronger then fitness and creative work. While it may seem strange to commit to such completely different fields, he has always been a “nerd” and athlete at heart. Arien earned two full academic scholarships to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also played division 1 football.
After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill Arien moved to Los Angeles to take a gap year before furthering his education. Being the first time away from home he was able to experience new things and fell in love with fitness and web design. Being a former division 1 athlete, fitness came natural to Arien. After gaining experience as a trainer, he became fascinated with pushing people out of their comfort zone and inspiring them to reach their goals. Separately, creative work has been an interest of his since a young age. While in school Arien showed a wide creative range from working with photoshop in elementary school, to full music videos projects in middle school, to creating websites and graphics for family while in High School.