Ariel Kaplan

Most children don't have a clue what they want to do when they grow up but today's incredibly inspiring guest had a vision and started her working career as an actress at just six years of age. Ariel appeared in several Australian theatre productions, including The Lion King, The Sound of Music, Oedipus, Annie and she played the role of Florence in IMG's production of Oliver.

Ariel's first major television role came in 2007, when she starred on hit TV series The Saddle Club and then later played the role of Imogen Willis on Neighbours. Today Ari is the ultimate fitness guru who spends her days as a pilates instructor, PT and she's leading the charge on the bikes at Melbourne's favourite spin class.

Born into a family of uber successful performers, Ariel's upbringing seems like a movie script. Humble, kind and absolutely gorgeous both inside and out, this woman is a total joy to be around.

But Ariel definitely hasn't gone through life without her own personal struggles.

Meeting us at the beautiful This Is Life Family Wellness Emporium nestled in the heart of Elwood, we sit down with this happy soul and delve into a conversation about career changes and finding jobs that truly make your heart happy, and we chat openly and honestly about her early struggles with an eating disorder.

Sit back and enjoy because this young lady has an epic story to tell.