I grew up in a household that prioritized movement and wholesome foods. My mother was a nurse and my father a school teacher. Both of my parents were childhood athletes; my father a college wrestler. I learned from example and quickly followed in their footsteps. My parents also had a “no food off limits” policy, allowed me to make my own food choices and encouraged playing outside verse hours of TV time.
My mom passed away when I was 12 years old, but her warm heart as a mother, wife, friend, and nurse lives on. In high-school, I was active in soccer, track, and basketball- similar to my parents- and continued on to pursue and obtain a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Nursing to strive to care for others in a similar way as my mom.
After the birth of my son, I returned to fitness. Longing for a sport to enjoy in adulthood, I joined the competitive world of bodybuilding. After multiple years of restrictive dieting, I won my IFBB Pro Card in Bikini but not without losing my once healthy relationship with food. Battling disordered eating, I vowed to find a better way. Using the principles of flexible dieting, I rehabbed my food relationships and stifled binge eating.
I returned to work full time when my son entered kindergarten as a school nurse while completing my certifications in personal training and fitness nutrition (CISSN). Working closely with families on wellness, exercise, stress management, and nutrition- coupled with my personal history of disordered eating- I realized my calling. My husband and I created Northington Fitness and Nutrition to help people all over the world live their highest quality of life, gain insane amounts of self-confidence, and reap the endless benefits of nutrition in a healthy, sustainable way without restriction. We focus on both the mind and the body; “where the mind goes, the body will follow”.
Eric leads the way providing in-person training at our private studio with one on one training, semi-private training, and group weight training classes. I provide nutrition and training through online programming. Together, we relish in the fact that we are living our dream of helping people from the inside out.
We pride ourselves on continuing education through attending seminars, reviewing current research, and amounting CEUs. Our primary focus is you, your health, and how we can meet your needs to help you reach your goal.
This fall, we are excited to bring Gilbert, AZ a healthy eating option. We will be opening ProteinHouse Gilbert in September of 2017. ProteinHouse Gilbert will be located next to the EOS at 3097 E Pecos Rd, Suite 106, Gilbert. Shortly thereafter, Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit Season 2 will air featuring Eric gaining an undisclosed amount of weight to lose with his client (and dear friend) Lori Stryker. Their journey is indescribable and not to be missed.
Thank you for your interest and we are ecstatic at the possibility of working together in the future!