World Record Holder, Inspirational Speaker and Author
At a young age, Eric was told by his teacher that he was “A lazy little boy and would never amount to anything” before being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. His medication suppressed his personality and Eric was ostracized by his classmates. He found his confidence through weight training which started a passion for strength and fitness that he used to become a personal trainer before discovering a fascinating subculture of real-life superhumans that perform feats of strength as part of a live show.
These superhumans were like modern-day day version of the strongmen that sold out Vaudeville theaters alongside magicians, escape artists, jugglers, and comedians during the golden age of live entertainment at the turn of the 19th century. Within that community, Eric found salvation as New Jersey’s Superman pulled him out of the depths of despair and taught him to go past what he thought himself capable of and do what many consider impossible…especially since Eric is an unlikely strongman at 5’7 and 165lbs.
Eric was coached and mentored to do the classic feats of strength as well as some of the modern day equivalents by some of the best coaches in the world. Eric currently works with multiple world record holder Chris Rider and was also the last student of New Jersey’s Superman the late Greg Matonick. What he learned drove him to establish a world record in a feat of strength most won’t even dare to attempt, and also became the subject matter of his inspirational and highly entertaining presentation.
Eric transcends simply being an inspirational or motivational speaker with a story. He’s an entertaining and inspirational presenter as Eric merges the entertainment aspect of bending steel and breaking chains with the dynamic storytelling of his inspiring journey providing a unique and unforgettable experience for international companies, schools, colleges, and even the hardened guards at the iconic Lewisburg Penitentiary. Eric believes combining incredible feats of strength with a powerful message withe direct applications to our lives, our health and our careers is the single best way to change lives and that is his true purpose.
“You want proof that nothing is impossible? Sit back and enjoy the show.”
In addition to a fast growing career as an increasingly in-demand inspirational speaker, Eric also has a personal training business and spends his time training his mind, body and spirit, having staring contests with his cat “Batman”, annoying his wife, telling his baby daughter that her feet are stinky, cooking, reading books, laughing at things he remembers out of nowhere, and trying to enjoy the moments that pass our eyes like sand in an hourglass. When it’s his time to pass he wants it to say “He lived, he loved, he changed lives.”
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