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About Eric

If you'd prefer to train in a private gym setting, I can also train you in my building gym at Broadway and Worth st.

I believe that anyone can change their life through health and fitness. I became a trainer because health and fitness have become the driving force in my life. I started the change with myself. I never did much in the way of healthy eating or working out until I got to college. It was there that the idea of improving upon myself became my obsession. As time went by and I did my own research I was able to see the changes in myself and wanted to help others do the same. After training family members and close friends, I realized that it was something I wanted to do professionally. I was told that if you love something then you never have to work a day in your life. I am 28 and have ten years of experience in the fitness world.


I am an Equinox Tier 3+ Personal Trainer. I have over 3000 hours of 1on1 training experience as well as my nutrition certification. I think of my clients as my teammates. If you commit to me I commit to you! Together we will achieve any and all of your goals. Once we hit those, we sit down and come up with new ones and keep going!

My favorite client story

When I first met my client she was eating only 600 calories a day and weighed in at 120. Throughout our time together I coached her up to eating a healthy 1800 calories a day and we completely changed her body composition from zero muscle tone, all the way to looking and feeling amazing. She had the abs she always wanted and even weighed 5 pounds more than when we started. The number on the scale doesnt mean anything. What makes up that number makes all the difference. By dropping body fat and building strong lean muscle she said that she had never looked or felt better.

My training experience

I have been training for over 10 years and am also an Equinox Tier 3+ coach

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Functional Training
  • Wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

CPR/AED, Kettlebells Levels 1 & 2, Metabolic Training Certification, Kettlebell HIIT, ViPR Certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1, Equinox Tier 3+ Trainer


BA in Finance and International Business

Training Areas Served

I have to say Eric is the best trainer I've ever encountered. I started with him at a low point in my fitness level. He was so caring and easy to talk to. He was very patient and got me to a much better place. Now I love working out and have really gotten into good shape. I highly recommend him!

Nancy S.

Not having an active workout schedule in the past, Eric has been a great trainer in supporting my training objectives. He is outcome focused, and I have been able to see continual improvement from my sessions, which are run in a relaxed yet supportive environment.

Eddie A.

Simply put, with Eric’s help I achieved my goal of putting on weight, one which I have struggled with for years. With his help I have gained 13lbs+ and my strength has more than doubled. He really helped me by giving me the tools to grow, such as proper diet technique and training regiments. If I had not moved to the California I would still be working with Eric today.

David H.

I just took out my summer clothes... the shirts are baggy and the pants fell right off. Thank you very much!

Nicole K.

Eric is an amazing personal trainer! His enthusiasm and knowledge as well as his ability to motivate his clients is unmatched. I have been working one on one with Eric for a few months and I have seen dramatic changes in my physical appearance, energy levels, strength and stamina. I would highly recommend Eric to anyone who is looking for a friendly, personable, knowledgeable personal trainer.

Michael C.

I have been training with Eric for several months now and find him to be professional, supportive and motivational. The sessions are tough but enjoyable. With Eric's help and support I completed my first half marathon and I'm feeling fitter and gaining confidence by the day. I would recommend him to anyone.

Alex P.

I have always had a hard time putting on muscle and weight. Once I started with Eric, I saw an almost immediate change in my body which has kept me extremely motivated. Almost 20 sessions later and I couldn't be happier with the progress and am looking forward to what lies ahead!

David T.

I am 6'7" and thought it would be difficult for me to work out in the gym. After my first 20 minutes with Eric, I knew that it would no longer be an issue. He is extremely adaptable to whatever equipment is available and makes me feel comfortable while lifting. I am looking forward to summer when I would usually be dreading it about this time of year.

Ben S.

Simply put, Eric helped push me past a point where I could not reach by myself. I have been trying for quite some time to make it in the gym by myself, but after hitting a seemingly endless plateau I decided to work with a trainer. Eric not only helped me break my plateau, we shattered it. He was extremely informative as well as gentle while coaching me through each and every movement, making the smallest corrections which made a world of difference!

Jenna B.

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