In 2006, Ari was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Crohn's is an incurable disease of the digestive tract. Ari's case was severe, and required over a dozen daily medications and several hospital visits. After reaching a personal low point in hospital, Ari decided he would do everything in his power to strengthen his by then weak body. Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise (Triathon and Crossfit) he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohns until he was finally able to suspend his medication. Eventually Ari was declared free of all traces of the 'incurable' disease, and competed in Ironman France in June of 2011. Ari has since spoken at seminars and at a regional TED Talk about his struggle against a seemingly insurmountable opponent. Through the process of data collection, self tracking, and analysis, Ari helped develop Less Doing. This was a way of dealing with the daily stresses of life by optimizing, automating, and outsourcing all of his tasks in life and business. Now he focuses on Achievement Architecture, helping individuals be more effective at everything.
|Year||Overall Rank (Worldwide)||Overall Rank (By Region)|
|2012||20846th||1913th North East|
Back Squat 295 lb Clean and Jerk 135 lb Snatch 105 lb Deadlift 315 lb Fight Gone Bad -- Max Pull-ups 21
Fran 3:37 Grace 5:56 Helen 10:56 Filthy 50 -- Sprint 400m -- Run 5k --