Erica's passion for movement was first sparked in childhood, where she was involved in year-round sports programs. Evolution from athlete to trainer became a natural progression. With CPT and FNS certifications from National Academy of Sports Medicine and MADD Dog Spinning she is an informed and well-rounded instructor. She enjoys bringing purpose, awareness and alignment into her clients workout programs, which allows them to feel stronger and more functional in their everyday lives. She advocates against a "one size fits all" approach to wellness and helps to guide her clients down a path that is the most beneficial and effective for their individual bodies.
Erica also takes incredible pride in her professional partnerships, working with entities such as Lululemon, Girls on the Run and Project FItness in various consultancy positions.
Last year, Erica took a huge professional leap opening her own studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She called it The Living Room to capture the space's comfortable, non-gym-like environment. To add to that, the space was built from the ground up by her family members (literally her mother, father, uncle, brother and other contributors) to enhance her guest's ability to enjoy an environment where they can feel both expressive and creative in their pursuit of achieving their very personal physical fitness and overall wellness goals.
The Living Room's adaptive styles of training ensure that each of her guests can utilize Erica's training programs both in the Living Room studio as well as in the comfort of their own living rooms. With this approach, she has been able to truly hone her craft at The Living Room, giving each of her guests (clients) one-on-one attention during their customized programs as well as offering a variety of originally designed semi-private group classes.
In her personal pursuits, Erica has competed in endurance events for over a decade. Finishing two marathons, two olympic-distance triathlons (one requiring a swim in the Hudson River!!), and various trail and road races.
She uses her own personal struggles and triumphs to allow her to empathize with her clients and help them find creative and safe ways to help break down their own physical barriers and create triumphs of their own.
I am a pit bull mommy! My fiance and I have 3 amazing pit bull rescues who are the heart and soul of our family. Much of our free time is spent with them as our trusty co-pilots and I wouldn't have it any other way! They are also amazing running partners and have helped me get through many training sessions.