Eric grew up near Chicago, IL where he has spent most of his life involved with his close-knit family. He grew up playing sports and competitive lacrosse player. Eric pursued both his education and lacrosse by attending Greensboro College in North Carolina where he received a degree in Exercise and Sports Studies and a minor in Health. In addition to his studies, he also managed to play Division III lacrosse all 4 years of his college career. Managing to successfully earn his degree while maintaining a full-time commitment to athletics, Eric gained valuable life skills that have contributed to his success at The Perfect Workout.
After college, Eric moved back home to the Arlington Heights area. As an athlete he was well versed in strength training and had spent most of his time learning power lifting techniques. He had been introduced to slow-motion strength training and recognized that this type of weight lifting was something that was perfect for both college athletes like himself as well as seniors like some of his family members.
As Eric began to incorporate more slow-motion techniques to his own workout routine he fell in love with the method. “I’ve noticed that going through Super Slow workouts I have worked my muscles in a way I have never experienced before. I love adding the slow-motion method into my workout routines and hitting muscle failure.” Changing the way he strength trains has helped Eric focus on the importance of form and eliminating injury-causing movements in his own workouts.
Having gone to college for Exercise Science, Eric knew he always wanted to have a career in health and fitness. So, when The Perfect Workout expanded to Chicago around the time he was building his career, he knew it was a sign for him to join the team!
In June 2016, Eric became a certified Personal Trainer at The Perfect Workout and has been customizing workouts for clients at The Arlington Heights studio ever since. He absolutely loves working with the clients at his studio. Not only does he get to help them improve their physical health, but he enjoys getting to learn about their lives. “I feel like there is a mutual investment in each other, and that connection feels good.”
Within the first year of helping clients, Eric began taking on more responsibility at the studio and worked his way up to become the Facility Manager of Arlington Heights. He loves having that extra level of commitment to the clients and trainers on his team. “I feel like we have all grown so much, yet there’s still room for more growth. I know how much I love being a Facility Manager, and I want to help other trainers have an opportunity to experience it too.”
Being a naturally active guy, Eric is always outside—when the Chicago weather is forgiving! He enjoys camping, off-roading , playing sports, working with horses, and spending time with his family and friends.