Aryan Siahpoushan - NCSF CPT
Aryan grew up playing and enjoying a variety of sports, particularly excelling in tennis as a high schooler. He loved using sports as a medium to stay active and develop healthy habits, taking full advantage of any opportunity to get outside and get moving. Once in college, while continuing to play tennis, he took up weightlifting as recreation to build muscle and put on some size, but unfortunately without formal instruction or proper technique as many young lifters do. Although this approach did result in muscle building, it also led to a host of injuries for years to follow.
In college, Aryan pursued a dual degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Maryland, as he wanted an education that was complimentary his entrepreneurial interests. Following graduation, he began a career in consulting for a large, global consulting firm because, at the time, he believed that that was the best opportunity to apply what he had studied in school. Despite being able to sharpen his business acumen through this position, he found himself dissatisfied with the environment in which he was doing so. Rather, he felt more and more excited about the prospect of working in a gym, where he could not only develop himself as an entrepreneur by managing his own clientele and having complete ownership of his success, but, more importantly, demonstrate knowledge through application. He was thrilled by the idea of coaching others on how to train intelligently and sustainably, guided by a foundation of science-backed techniques - something he wish he'd had when he had started lifting.
With this realization, Aryan immersed himself in learning about the physiology and biomechanics of the human body to improve his own training techniques, motivated by the ultimate goal of educating others with best practices learned through his own mistakes. In January of 2018, he quit his consulting job and began working for Gold's Gym. Within his first year training at the second largest Gold's Gym in the nation, Aryan was recognized as one of the "Top 5 Busiest Trainers" within the company nation-wide. Since then, he has devoted countless hours in continued education and has coached 150+ clients across all levels, ages, and needs.
In November of 2019, Aryan left Gold's Gym and formed Aryan Siahpoushan Wellness (ASW), creating his own brand as a trainer while continuing to serve the DC area. ASW is the first of many steps in working towards one day opening up Aryan's own physical facility, powered by a team of trainers devoted to providing a space where those seeking health and fitness guidance will feel taken care of - comfortable, challenged, and most importantly, equipped with the correct, science-backed education and guidance needed to understand how to move.
- CERTIFICATIONS -
NCSF Certified Personal Trainer
NCSF Certified Strength Coach
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
TRX Functional Training Instructor
- SPECIALTIES -
Strength & Conditioning
Senior Adult Training
General Fitness/High Intensity Training
- EXPERIENCE -
Owner - Aryan Siahpoushan LLC
Former Gold's Gym Trainer