Eric Lemkin attended Eastern Michigan University for both his B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Physiology. He spent 4 years working as an exercise instructor for Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Cancer Rehab classes at Rex Wellness Center in Raleigh, NC. He then spent time as an Onsite Manager of Corporate Fitness Centers in the Southeast Michigan area. In 2010, he started his own personal training and group exercise business – Functionally Active Fitness.
For Eric, exercise is supposed to be a fun, engaging and functional part of a healthy lifestyle. Eric has helped people ages 8-80 reach their fitness goals through customized personal training – specializing in exercise for the elderly or handicapped.
Eric is a certified personal trainer, strength and conditioning specialist and corrective exercise specialist. He has eight years of experience in corporate fitness management for such top companies as Ford, GM and Honeywell. He has also taught also taught Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Toledo, Owens Community College and Washtenaw Community College.
He is also a faculty member of Exercise, Etc., which provides continuing education for personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other exercise professionals. Eric has instructed hundreds of other exercise instructors on topics such as exercise technique, balance and fall prevention, nutrition, strength and conditioning, core training, power development and many others.
For his personal training programs, Lemkin’s goal is to reverse the negative effects of our current culture – that is, today’s lifestyle of sitting at a desk or on a couch without being active.
“I will never put a client on a machine because that puts them back in the seated position that caused problems in the first place,” Eric says. “The Functionally Active Fitness personal training programs are designed to get people moving – and because of this, they’re challenging, fun and efficient for people of all ages and abilities.”
Eric is passionate about his work and helping others to achieve a healthy lifestyle. He loves dogs, obstacle course racing, crossword puzzles, hiking, and gardening.