Bragging on COACH ERIN today... Come join Erin at Shred, Momentum or Concrete and see what you can accomplish today!
'In 2012, I never knew how much my life was going to change when I decided to become a trainer and coach. I was in the height of my own fitness journey competing in CrossFit competitions, running marathons, and playing competitive tennis matches when my head coach asked if I’d be interested in coaching and training others. I knew I loved working out and pushing myself, but honestly doubted if I could help others when it came to training. Boy was I wrong! It’s been the best decision that I’ve ever made! There is no better feeling than helping someone reach their goals whether it’s their first pull up, first box jump or getting in that dress for the wedding. I never thought my 8 years of teaching elementary school would make an impact today, but I’m often told that my strength is in breaking down movements step by step in a way that’s easier to understand and follow. My passion is motivating and pushing others past their comfort zone whether it’s in a personal training situation or in a class group setting all while making fitness FUN! I want our athletes to leave it all at the door for an hour and walk out feeling better than when they walked in.
Now don’t let this fit lifestyle fool you. Growing up I was an active swimmer and tennis player, but it wasn’t until gaining 80 pounds with my kids that I realized the control one has over their body and decided to do something about it. When overweight, out of shape athletes come to me intimated and scared, I totally understand. I love squashing their fears and reminding them to take one step at a time, one day at a time and to never look back because they aren’t going there.
Since 2012, I earned my CrossFit Level I Training Cert along with specialty certifications in Gymnastics, Endurance Training, Striking, Trigger Point, First Aid and CPR. Coaching and training were nothing I ever planned for myself, but I honestly can’t imagine seeing myself doing anything else.
When I’m not coaching classes, personal training or getting my own workout in at YJ, you can find me shuttling my son, Ashton (14) to his next basketball game or fishing pond and my daughter, Kylie (10) to tumbling, cheer or volleyball. You’ll find me hanging out at YJ as I feel it is more of my second home than my place of work, and my husband, Scott, is hooked as well! The community is one of a kind and I’m blessed to be a part of it.
If you want to see how far you can push yourself to reach and exceed your goals, come check us out. I teach CONCRETE, SHRED and MOMENTUM classes, coach YJ’s ENDURANCE TEAM through various half marathon and 5k races and personal train clients from beginners to the elite. I only wish I found this place sooner.'