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Eric Short

Eric is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified personal trainer. He specializes in injury rehab, pain mitigation, movement restrictions, and nutrition coaching.

What made you become a personal trainer?  For years I have struggled with my mental and physical health. I was not only a drug addict but a food and indulgence addict. After years of sedentary behavior and nearly ruining my life, I met some guys my age who owned a gym and did personal training. I cleaned up, learned to coach, and it absolutely turned my life around. Now I seek to help others. I love to heal injuries, pain, and movement restrictions, but I am also a proficient strength and conditioning coach. The Japanese have a term, “ikigai” it means “purpose in life” and helping to heal others is my ikigai. 

 

What's your favorite exercise? Everything has its place. I am partial to deadlifts and squats because of their real world applicability but I find all movement to be medicine. 

 

What's your least favorite exercise? Everything has its place. That being said, Bulgarian split squats are the worst. 

 

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer?  The purpose it gives me. Having been through the pain of gains, I love to see a client come to me with a need; pain mitigation, fat loss, injury rehab, etc, and watch them progress to being unbroken. I’ve never found purpose like that.

 

What is your favorite demographic to train and why? I have no favorite. I have worked with clients that weighed upwards of 600lbs, I have worked with autistic kids, young people with physical disabilities and limitations, youth sports, athletes, and everything in between. Everyone offers a unique challenge, and I love to rise to that. 

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