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Eric was my personal trainer and fitness coach for 4 years. He is the best. He took time to understand my fitness needs and designed a program that helped me dramatically improve my fitness. I lost 6 inches off my waist and lowered by body fat percentage by 15 points. Fitness is his passion. He is very professional and absolutely never missed a scheduled appointment. He is also so much fun to be with. My time with Eric was the highlight of each day.Mar 29, 2020
I’m an athlete who has worked with many many trainers over the years, personal trainers and marathon trainers. I am very particular about what I want a trainer to be and not to be. The first time I met Eric I was very specific about how I eat and not wanting him to try to make me change it. I was also very specific about particular muscles i wanted to improve. He was great to work with! He told me that if I was happy with my diet he wouldn’t try to change it and then he created workouts for me that were very specific to my goals. I’ve been a gym rat for years and years and he taught me exercises I’d never done before and he ALWAYS explained exactly why we were doing it and why we were doing it a particular way. He is very knowledgeable when it comes Anatomy and how to build muscle. He definitely pushed me and worked me harder than I would have worked myself, and on top of being a great trainer, Eric has a huge heart and made me laugh out loud at every session 💗Mar 21, 2020
Eric was my trainer for 4 years. He remains the best trainer I’ve ever had. He is professional, knowledgeable, and personable. He made every workout fun and productive. I can’t say enough good things about him, and I still miss him! If he hadn’t moved to SLC, he would still be my trainer. You’ll be lucky to have him.Mar 11, 2020
I trained with Eric in Houston for eight years, and I recommend his knowledge, experience, and deep commitment to building his clients’ bodies and training their minds to become and remain at the top of their potential. He notices and fixes every bad training habit a client may have developed on his or her own. He’s also refreshingly personable, so a training session becomes something to look forward to enjoying.Mar 11, 2020
With almost 20 years working in the fitness industry as a coach, I am very selective regarding if and who I pay to train me. This fact was compounded a few years ago when I was injured and went through rehab. I will only work with a professional who has the knowledge, and ability, to improve my own training and not aggravate my knee and lower back. After watching Eric train, and seeing him work with other clients, I saw that there would be value in working with Eric. During our first session he included a comprehensive intake and wanted to understand how my injury has impacted my workout and diet. Then, what followed was one of the best training sessions I have ever had. Eric is very serious about form! After just one workout, I gained so much knowledge, and he helped me engage and feel some muscle groups I hadn’t felt since my injury. During the session, he saw I was compensating with secondary muscle groups, and he helped me change simple things (i.e. direction of my toes, placement of my thumb, etc) so I would isolate more the primary/target muscle group. Eric never made me feel stupid. He made me laugh. And he made me work. After that first session, I saw and experienced the value of working with Eric and signed up for reoccurring sessions. Whenever we work together I always learn more and leave motivated to apply it when I train alone. He knows my goals, and helps me achieve them. I encourage friends to workout with him too. And I look forward to continuing to work with Eric. I know with him, I will be able to achieve my goals.Mar 11, 2020
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First, make sure I really understand their goals and what they want. It’s the clients goal, not mine- so I need to make sure I understand it. Second, I try to understand their body. I’ll ask about previous injuries, workout history, things that contribute to stress, their nutrition, and I’ll do movement screenings to find imbalances in their body. Then I take great effort to teach my clients why I have them do the things I ask them to do so they’re more likely to understand the process and duplicate it on their own. I don’t view myself as someone who walks clients through workouts, but as someone who teaches clients the proper science of working out so they can eventually work out on their own without me.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I graduated high school a skinny guy. I taught myself how to work out and started modeling. As fitness magazines asked me to write for them, I realized I lacked a lot of knowledge, so I got certified to fill in my gaps. I ended up liking it so much I left my job at the time (senior district manager for Abercrombie & Fitch) and went into the fitness industry full time.
- What types of customers have you worked with?All types. I’ve worked with run of the mill people who are looking to gain muscle and lose bodyfat and tone up. I’ve worked with special population segments: the elderly, those with diabetes, pregnant women, and countless other special needs clients.