About

What’s up? I’m Eric, and welcome to Eric Decker Fitness.

Eric Decker Fitness
I’m a renegade.

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

Which brings me to my mission:

To empower you to reach 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 your best life.

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
  • Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at the YMCA.
  • I’ve been training myself for 11 years (although I had no idea what I was doing the first 8 or so, haha).

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

Stats/Personal Records

Note: all numbers are approximate.

  • Current Body Weight: 177 lbs
  • Current Body Fat: 11%
  • Resting Heart Rate: 51 BPM
  • 5k Run: 22:58
  • 1.5 Mile Run: 10:27
  • 400m Sprint: Coming soon.
  • 2,000m Row: Coming soon.
  • 500m Row: 1:52
  • Back Squat: 275 lbs
  • Deadlift: 340 lbs
  • Overhead Press: 122 lbs
  • Bent-Over Row: 170 lbs
  • Max Push-Ups: 34 reps
  • Max Pull-Ups: 12 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 eat and I’m a big fan of Chipotle.
  • I love to read books.
  • I love history and philosophy.
  • I own way too many superhero t-shirts.

My core principles 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.
  • Train movements, not muscles.
  • Form follows function. Train for performance, looks will follow.
  • Find the middle-ground between variety and routine.
  • 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:

Read the BLOG.

Click HERE to see my products and services and how they can help you.

Fill out the form HERE if you have a question.

Talk soon.

-Eric