Frank Arriola learned at a very young age that the discipline learned in the weight room reflects the discipline required to succeed at life.
An Orange County native, Frank graduated from Mission Viejo High School in 2008 and then spent two years as the starting center at Orange Coast Junior College, before eventually heading to West Texas A&M to continue his education and athletic career.
Weighing up to 315 lbs, Frank is very aware of the daily struggles that being overweight causes. “I remember struggling to find clothes that fit with the exception of sweatpants and oversized t shirts. Always being self-conscious, and uncomfortable in my own skin.” In the summer of 2011 after wrapping up his final year of College football, Frank returned home from West Texas A&M on a journey that few believe would be possible. To go from severely overweight to ripped!
Frank describes the following 16 months with the struggles that his clients often relay to him. “It was a constant issue of starting and stopping. A lot of trial and error, but eventually I found a routine; a plan that worked best for me at that time and the weight started dropping almost systematically.”
By the 2nd of 2012, While working full time and going to school full time, he had lost over 115 lbs to a very lean 200 lbs!
However, the Journey was just beginning; after staying in shape for over 2 years, Frank decided to dedicate himself even further and entered his first men’s physique competition in August 2014 where he took first in his class and became a nationally qualified competitor. Shortly after, Frank realized that he wanted to spread this message to others, and help them become transform their lives just as he had done. After his competition, Frank obtained his certifications as a NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer, and NAFC Nutrition Coach, and has since been training clients in the Orange County area. Since then, he has obtained credentials as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a Pain Free Performance Specialist (PPSC), and Bio Mechanics Specialist (BMS).
“I firmly believe that If I could do it, anyone can. Because of my background, and the story I have; I bring a certain authenticity to Personal Training. I have dealt with and keenly remember the struggles my clients deal with. My goal is to guide you through your own journey and share the principles and discipline required to transform your fitness, in turn transforming every facet of your life.”
“Following Frank’s advice on nutrition, moving from steady pace cycling to interval cycling on my non-training days, and increasing my training days to 3 times per week, I’ve been able to decrease my A1C from 9, which is very high to 5.5 in less than a year, build muscle that I’ve never had before and reduce fat.”
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