What’s your name and where are you from?
I’m Coach Erin, and I was born and raised on Long Island NY where I lived until about 3 years ago when I moved to Southern California.
Do you have a family?
I do not have any children but I do have 2 fur babies.
What inspired you to work in the health and fitness industry?
After achieving some of my own health goals through fitness and nutrition I wanted to help others do the same. There’s so much misinformation out there I want to help clear that up and show people that it doesn’t have to be super complicated.
Do you exercise and if so what’s your favorite workout?
I LOVE to workout. I taught group fitness classes for years and have done just about everything. Right now I love to lift heavy weights and am focusing on getting stronger everyday.
What’s one interesting, little-known fact about you?
I actually went to school for graphic design. I still love to draw and paint although I don’t do it nearly enough.
If you could change one misbelief about nutrition, what would it be?
If I could change one misbelief about nutrition it’s that in order for you to be healthy or lose weight you need to eliminate some of your favorite foods. Yes, you might need to cut back on some of them, but there’s no need to eliminate them completely. Too often we focus on taking foods out of our diets instead of what we need to add in. If you cut out everything you enjoy you’ll never stick with it.
What’s the best part about working with PLT?
One of the best things about working for PLT is the PLT approach and that health really does come first. We also have a great team of coaches that I love working with.
What’s your number one tip for people just starting their weight loss journey?
My one tip for someone just starting the weight loss journey is to start tracking your food. You don’t need to use an app, although it helps, but track what you eat each day. Be honest with yourself, count the handfuls here and there. I think for most people this is eye opening.