Erik grew up in Southern California and graduated high school from South Torrance. A month later, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and became an infantry marine. For the next twelve years he learned what it takes to lead and prepare Marines for the mental and physical challenges of combat. He also met his wife Leanne and they brought two amazing kids into this world, Ellie and Erik. When he left the military he studied Kinesiology, bodybuilding, gymnastics and weightlifting. His number one goal is to be the best coach he can be helping any person of any background achieve the results they want.