Most people lose hope after being defeated, but true heroes get back up and fight for their win. Similar to gymnast Ariana Berlin, who had to end her career before it even began, she rose anew and eventually established a wonderful career that continues to inspire many.
The California native is an inspirational character who rose to prominence after overcoming a career-ending car accident to pursue a fulfilling career in gymnastics.
She is using her experiences as a gymnast to direct the UCLA gymnastics team after a successful career as a gymnast.
Ariana has always wanted to be a gymnast.
On October 29, 1987, the American gymnast Berlin was born in the geography of San Diego, California, United States. Her father, Howard Berlin, and mother, Susan Berlin, gave birth to her.
She had aspired to compete in UCLA gymnastics since she was a child. She achieved Level 9 Westerns Champion at the age of 12 and trained at South Coast Gymnastics and SCEGA Gymnastics.
Ariana and her mother were involved in a serious car accident when they were 14 years old.
She had a big setback in 2001, just as she was on track to make the Olympic Gymnastics team.
Berlin and her mother were on their way to Orange Country for a shopping trip when they were hit by a speeding car approaching from the opposite direction.
She suffered from two collapsed lungs, two broken legs, a fractured wrist, a broken collarbone, and a shattered wrist, and spent five days in an induced coma as a result. Her mother, the other victim, also suffered a broken tibia, an injured scapula, and head damage.
Aside from her career, Ariana Berlin married Jimmy Rotstein in 2018!
On May 12, 2018, the American gymnast and dancer married Jimmy Rotstein.
The couple originally met at UCLA in 2009. After nearly eight years of dating, the couple decided to take their relationship to the next level and eventually got engaged.
Following their marriage, the couple has been busy checking off their life goals, including attending a Los Angeles Dodgers World Series game.
Ariana was inspired and went on to reign supreme in her career.
Berlin found it difficult to return to her gymnastics career after such a tragic catastrophe, so she began to break dancing.
Early in her dance career, she moved on to become one of the youngest members of the San Diego dance company Culture Shock, where she learned a lot.
She happened to meet UCLA Bruins gymnastics head coach Valorie Kondos Field while performing with her company at SeaWorld San Diego.
The meeting with Miss Val was extraordinary for Berlin; extraordinary in the sense that her words inspired her to return to the gym.
Following that, with a goal in mind, she began exercising hard and eventually preserved her charisma as a gymnast.
Her never-say-die mentality was rewarded with a spot on the CLA Bruins gymnastics team at the tender age of 17.
She has gone on to become a four-time All-American and one of UCLA’s most consistent athletes since joining the team. It’s all because of her head coach, Valorie Kondos Field.
Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie, a biography-based film, depicted her inspirational life experiences (2015).
Aside from gymnastics, the gymnast has performed as a stunt performer in films such as Switched at Birth, The Foresters, Greek and Honey 2, and TV shows such as Three Rivers, NCIS: Los Angeles, Shake It Up!, and Make It or Break It.
Ariana took over as the UCLA Gymnastics team’s director in 2018 and is enjoying married life with her spouse.