I started working with Erik early 2009 about 18 weeks out from my first show of the year, and my only regret is not having gone to him sooner.
The improvements to my physique in this short space of time have been huge. I used to think that dieting for a competition meant months of a bland repetitive diet coupled with endless hours of cardio. This year that illusion was put to rest. The amount and type of food I had on my diet was fantastic, and I found myself feeling (almost) sorry for my fellow competitors who were going through a mental hell on their contest prep. Erik teaches you the principles of what you are doing and why you are doing it, whilst giving a great range of exercises to suit you and what you want to achieve personally. Erik really works with you and for you and you know that you are getting a totally personalised programme. He’s always right there (does he ever sleep?!) when I am asking one of my stupid questions and so I’ve never felt alone during my whole prep.
I’d definitely recommend Erik to anyone out there looking for a trainer, whether it be for competition or just general health/fitness. (Although, I wouldn’t want to be recommending him to anyone I was getting on stage with! He’s my secret weapon!)
Thank you so much Erik for providing me with the knowledge and tools to putting the best me up on stage! I couldn’t have done it without you, and I can’t wait to see what happens to my physique over the next couple of months to the British Finals and that shot at the pro card!
– Trudy Wood, Manchester, England