About: Erik Ledin
ERIK LEDIN, PRESIDENT
LEAN BODIES CONSULTING, INC.
Erik Ledin has been helping fitness enthusiasts, athletes and physique competitors achieve their fitness goals for the better part of ten years. He has taken his passion for bodybuilding, fitness and especially nutrition to a new level with Lean Bodies Consulting by providing hundreds of clients from Canada all the way to Australia with individualized programs tailored to their goals.
“I began Lean Bodies Consulting with the goal to provide clients with individually tailored training and nutrition programs in order to help them realize their physique goals. To me it’s more about fitting people with a program that fits their lifestyle, dietary preferences and goals; more so than having an expensive personal trainer at a gym that counts off the repetitions to everyone in the same way,” says Ledin.
Erik began his career consulting for local bodybuilding competitors while at McMaster University. After completing his degrees, he worked for MuscleTech Research & Development/Iovate Health Sciences as their head nutritionist and strength and conditioning specialist. His entrepreneurial spirit kept him consulting on his own where the seeds were planted for Lean Bodies Consulting. In addition he was the official Mrs. America State Pageant trainer, training nearly 20 state pageant winners for the national Mrs. America pageant in 2006.
When asked what he finds most rewarding in his work, Ledin replies, “I really enjoy seeing people realize their fitness goals and learn how to take control of their bodies. When you know you’ve been a part of someone achieving a goal they’ve been wanting for a long time, it’s very rewarding.” He goes on to say that what makes his work so much fun for him is the application of science to real life situations, problem solving, successfully troubleshooting plateaus and paving the way to success.
Erik holds numerous degrees and certifications in his chosen field. He holds a Bachelors of Kinesiology (Hons) from McMaster University, as well as a Bachelors of Education from the University of Windsor. Erik is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT), both from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and a Certified Kinesiologist from the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA). He is a regular attendee to the national NSCA and ISSN conferences, as well as to smaller symposiums put on by those organizations.