By Lindsey ReiserCONNECT
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (KPHO/KTVK/AP) –
Behind every good football team is a good coach; and some might say behind every good coach is a great partner.
“It’s been a wild ride,” Christine Arians, the wife of Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, said. After a dozen different cities and teams, that might be an understatement.
“I thought I was signing on for, you know, he was going to be a physical therapist,” Arians said.
Arians met her husband in high school, and their life together has been anything but ordinary.
“He’s such a hard worker, and it’s just go, go, go all the time,” Arians said.
She recently launched a business in Scottsdale called The Zone. With the goal of helping people relax both physically and mentally, The Zone features a pod that uses light, sound and vibration to help with many conditions, including stress – something she knows well in her football household.
“He’s a man who runs on adrenaline 24/7 until he runs out of adrenaline, and then he just crashes,” she said, speaking of her husband.
Proceeds from The Zone benefit the Arians Family Foundation. As a former family attorney, one cause dear to Arians’ heart is CASA, which advocates for abused and neglected children.
“My thought process was, ‘Oh, I wish these kids had their own attorney because they’re the ones getting screwed in this process,'” Arians said.
She hopes their philanthropy will be their legacy – after the Cards win the Super Bowl, of course.
“This is his last job in football, so he’s truly in a position, it’s like, ‘It’s my way or it’s no way; I’ll retire.’ That’s his attitude,” Arians said.
It is an attitude of which Arians is proud.
“He’s been able to stick true to who he is,” she said.