Hey everyone! I’m Eric!
I am no stranger to the health and fitness field. At a young age I played baseball, soccer, and track & field. While my true passion was playing baseball, I eventually moved on to compete in track & field throughout my high school career. Once my competitive sports career ended and “life” got in the way, I lost touch with my health and fitness goals until about 20 years ago when I was given a free week pass to LA Fitness. This led me into a world of competitive bodybuilding and a renewed passion for health and fitness. In 2008 I became a NASM certified fitness professional, started training at a local Gold’s Gym and was the Fitness Director for Concourse Athletic Club in Atlanta.
While helping people achieve their fitness goals and competing in local bodybuilding
competitions, I became obsessed with nutrition. I received my Precision Nutrition certification, but I wasn’t totally satisfied with the limited opportunities it provided. So, I made the tough decision to go back to school to study dietetics and exercise science to eventually become a sports dietitian. I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Foods along with a Minor in Exercise Science. I then completed my 9-month dietetics internship and graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Nutritional
Sciences from North Carolina Central. While in school I got my CrossFit Level 1 along with my
USA Weightlifting certifications and coached at local CrossFit gyms. In 2021 I worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates as the Assistant Sports Dietitian for the Greensboro Grasshoppers. This led to my current position as the Major League and Minor League Performance Dietitian for the Atlanta Braves.
Being in sports I have missed the community and coaching aspect of CrossFit and was looking for that when I moved back to the Atlanta area. I just happened to stumble upon STRONGSIDE and after taking 3 classes and I knew it was the right fit! I love the community and culture that STRONGSIDE represents! I am super excited to work with the STRONGSIDE community and be your biggest supporter in achieving all your health and fitness goals!
While I am not coaching or working out, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, cooking, going to non-work related Braves games whenever possible, and continuing to grow in the health and fitness field!
Email me at: [email protected]