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Erick is a retired United States Air Force Non-Commission Officer, having served his country for 20 years. While in the USAF he became a Certified National Emergency Medical Technician (NEMT). He was also chosen as a member of the elite Special Duty USAF Ceremonial Honor Guard and tasked with the responsibility of developing and administering the physical education program for over 200 men and women in his command. During his time in the military he also obtained a bachelor’s degree and took university graduate courses as well.

Erick holds the rank of 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has trained with Lynette Love, the 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist and 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist in Tae Kwon Do. He has also trained with Debra Holloway, the 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist in Tae Kwon Do. In addition, Erick has won titles in two states for Olympic style (fighting).

Previously, he was the General Manger and Head Trainer of two successful gyms:  Iron Works in La Plata, MD; and (formerly) SMAC (now World Gym) in Mechanicsville, MD. He is also a co-owner and founder of Total Body Trainers. Additionally, he is the co-founder of the CRISP training system.  

  • United States Air Force, Non-commissioned, professional officer leadership school

  • Tae Kwon Do (5th Degree/Black Belt) Aerobic KB/Self Defense Institute

  • Scierion Institute of Fitness Certified Personal Trainer

  • NAFTA Factuality Trainer/Kickboxing Trainer/Certified Personal Trainer

  • American Red Cross CPR Certified

  • NESTA Speed Quickness Agility

  • USAV Volleyball Conditioning Instructor

  • TRX System Certified

  • Korean American Tae Kwon Do Association (KATKD) Chief Instructor (Local)

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • Nesta/Functional Training Specialist 

  • Battling Ropes Coach

  • CrossFit Kettle Bell Level 1

  • CPAT Trainer (Candidate Physical Ability Test) 

  • ASP Instructor

  • NESTA Core Conditioning Specialist​

  • Weck RMT Club

  • Range of Motion Technique

  • Tae Kwon Do 5th Degree Master

  • Metabolic Conditioning Coach (NESTA)

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