Meet the Trainers

Isabela Borini

MEET COACH ISABELLA!

Isabella Borini is a former four sport athlete from upstate New York. She won the high school State Championship in both track and soccer and went on to compete for Team USA in the Track and Field Junior Olympics in 2012, placing 10th in the women’s heptathlon. Isabella continued her track and soccer career by competing for both teams at the division 1 level for the University at Buffalo. She graduated with a Bachelor in Psychology with studies in Sport Psychology. While recovering from a career-ending back injury, she transferred her love for competing into a love for training and coaching others. She strives to equip athletes with the knowledge and training they need to achieve their athletic dreams. Isabella is a certified personal trainer and sports performance specialist. She has been working as a sports performance specialist developing young and elite athletes both on and off the field. She recently moved from the east coast and hopes to make an impact on the next generation of collegiate athletes as well as anyone passionate about improving their lifestyle in the Chicago land area.

Welcome to Illinois and welcome to Zone Isabella!

Joe Ariola

MEET COACH JOE!

Joe Ariola grew up in Illinois, competing for Oak Park River Forest High School for both their football and wrestling team as a captain. He went undefeated with a record of 46-0 and earned himself not only a state championship, but a national championship as well, in addition to qualifying four times for the Illinois National Dual Team. His wrestling career lead him to the University of Buffalo in Western New York. He redshirted his freshman year after injuring his knee and requiring surgery. After he recovered, he was an NCAA Division 1 National Qualifier and team captain. Joe earned 2nd place at Greco Nationals and placed 4th at Junior World Team Trials. Joe graduated with a degree in Psychology and returned back to Illinois where he is currently training with professional wrestlers to take his wrestling career to the WWE ring. Joe is a certified personal trainer, who’s goal is to transform young athletes into successful college athletes and help take current college athletes to the next level.

We are so excited to add Joe to our already stellar team at Zone Fitness Works!