Eric Whitlow - Owner/Trainer

Eric has always had a heart and passion for fitness!

With 15 years of experience as a certified trainer, he has trained all age groups and skill levels from children to seniors. Eric holds certifications with NSCA, NESTA, and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.


Those that influenced me...

Eric attributes much of his success from having the privilege of training under many distinguished fitness professionals throughout his career including but not limited to Coach Russ Polhemus, former track coach at the University of Tennessee and founder of Sports Medicine and Fitness Institute; Steve Cunningham, bodybuilding champion and owner of Synergy Health and Fitness; as well as strength coaches from Eric’s high school and collegiate athletic career.

“I have been fortunate to draw from experiences of esteemed and successful individuals and organizations in our industry. I believe continued education is a must to help our athletes and clients reach their goals in a fun, safe, and healthy environment that promotes success.”



It's all about nutrition!

While attending medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine, Eric studied the role of nutrition and its effects on the various metabolic systems in the human body. A high level of commitment and understanding in the role of nutrition planning is another key component that Eric teaches in order to help people achieve their optimum fitness level.


Some of my accomplishments

Eric’s personal fitness accomplishments include 4 body building championships, 3 state powerlifting championships, as well as setting school records for Olympic lifts at Hampden-Sydney College.

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