What’s Up?

I’m Eric, and welcome to Eric Decker Fitness.

This is the place where I meet you… or where my knowledge and skills meet your desire to get fit.

<strong>My Mission</strong>

My Mission

To help you achieve fitness success in a fun, functional, and results-oriented way so that you can live your best life.


I live by the motto “get fit for life”. This could just as easily be “real fitness for real life”.

Either way the goal is the same: to get fit and live life better.

My Credentials

To prove I’m not just some guy off the street, here’s what qualifies me to talk about fitness:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Precision Nutrition – Level 1 Certified Coach (PN1)
  • Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) – Group Fitness Instructor (GFI) *in progress
  • Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice (random I know, and it’s a long story. I only note this because I took plenty of Exercise Science/Kinesiology classes)
  • Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at the YMCA
  • I’ve been training myself for 11 years (and yes I’ve made every mistake in the book)

I take my craft seriously. I’m always seeking new experiences, taking new courses, and getting new certifications.

Stats/Personal Records

  • Age: 32
  • Current body weight: 176 lbs
  • Current body fat %: 10
  • Resting heart rate: 51 BPM
  • 5 kilometer run: 22:58
  • 1.5 mile run: 10:27
  • 2,000 meter row: Coming soon.
  • Squat: 275 lbs
  • Deadlift: 340 lbs
  • Press: 122 lbs
  • Row: 170 lbs
  • Max push-ups: 36 reps
  • Max pull-ups: 14 reps

I’m always working on these numbers and they’ll be updated regularly.

More Personal Stuff

  • I’m a father to two awesome kids. I love being a father and it’s something that defines me.
  • I love to read. I’m always reading 3-4 books at a time.
  • I love lists, as you can see from this page.
Eric Decker Fitness

My Core Tenets For Fitness Success

  • Make training fun. If it’s fun and you enjoy it, you’ll do it.
  • Train progressively, always track and measure.
  • Commit to the long-term. It doesn’t happen overnight.
  • Train all energy systems.
  • Form follows function. Train for performance, looks will follow.
  • Proper technique (form) first, range of motion second, everything else (intensity, speed, etc.) third.
  • Do no harm. Injuries kill progress.
  • Eat high-quality, minimally processed foods in the right amounts to support training and body composition (but also enjoy yourself at times).
  • Get enough deep sleep and find ways to manage stress to recover and regenerate.

Next Steps

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Read these posts:

How to Get Serious About Your Fitness

The Big Six Strength Training Exercises

Defining Fitness and Fit

If you’re ready to take it to the next level, check out coaching HERE.

Live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota area? Contact me HERE if you’re interested in personal training, group training, or group exercise classes.

And don’t forget to have a great day.