My name is Erin Cantrell.
I’m here to motivate and support you in
your journey to a stronger, healthier lifestyle.
My mission is to build strong bodies by coaching our clients through proper strength training, cardio and nutrition. People deserve to live their best life, and move easily with mobility and strength.
Owner & Personal Trainer
As a mother of two teenage boys and a baby girl – I know what it means to be busy with the activities that children are able to so easily bring into our lives such as hockey, crew, school and anything else their schedule begs of me. Pregnancy for me was also difficult in the weight gain arena, as I gained 70 pounds for all 3 babies for a total of 210 pounds! I understand the struggles of weight loss first hand and also have the tools to be successful.
To keep care of my health and the health of my family, I incorporate strength training, cardio and clean eating into our everyday lives. I believe in the 80/20 rule and stay on my maintenance clean diet 80% of the time, 20% of the time I enjoy ice cream, pizza or indulge in extra korean BBQ!
I am not always able to find time to do a work out, which is true for a lot of people, but that just means that I have to make time. When I make the time to work out, I feel healthier, more alert, strong and ready to take on the day. The best gift that I can leave for my children and clients is the knowledge of being able to eat healthier and work out so they are able to live with the energy to take on their days and feel their best.
Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach
I have been slightly obsessed with nutrition and exercise since I was very young. Like a lot of young men it started off as a way to build confidence and look good for the ladies. After a few years I realized that there were so many more benefits to living a fit lifestyle that went beyond just cosmetics. I enjoyed pushing myself past what I thought I was capable of and reaping the benefits of my efforts. These days my focus for my clients is build sustainable strategies to enhance life through the avenue of health and fitness. I see that your fitness is inherently tied to your energy. Even if you are not passionate about working out it is a way for everyone to maximize their vitality so they can be the most effective at whatever they are truly passionate about. My goal is to make the process of fitness and nutrition as simple, effective and enjoyable as possible.
NASM Certified as both a personal fitness trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, I have always been fascinated by the way fueling our bodies has such an impact on how we are able to use our bodies. I grew up in Northern Michigan and had amazing geography around me to challenge myself with swimming, cycling, running, and yoga; these all led to competing in triathlons and focusing on mobility and other endurance events. Increased interest in the way our minds affect our movements I reached into Pilates and Yoga certifications that all play a role in the dynamic strength and functional mobility training I provide! You will catch me during my off time roller blading and enjoying the endless variety of outdoor activities that Michigan has to offer.
I graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and Chemistry, while also a former cheerleader at Cleveland State University. I’m actively pursuing studying physical therapy degree from PSI Toledo. Growing up on the heavier side, it was always my desire to understand my own body, being familiar with different stimuli and mechanisms that could alter body composition and make and me a better version of myself. After several NPC mens’ physique national shows and with my knowledge of physical therapy, I believe that I am in a good place to help others “live their best life.”
I am thrilled to be working with Erin Cantrell Fitness after being one of Erin’s clients since moving to Michigan in 2011. She inspired me to continue my own fitness journey, becoming a Certified Personal Trainer myself. As a part-time trainer and a full-time Public Health professional and Registered Nurse, I understand the importance of nutrition, exercise, and a healthy work-life balance to achieving your fitness goals. I believe in combining different types of training and incorporating my clients’ interests into an individualized program. I especially enjoy working with clients who are just starting their fitness journeys, and I look forward to working with all types of people to help improve their strength, fitness, and self-esteem.
Eccentric, Driven, Detail oriented, just a couple of ways to describe me. I have been coaching in some aspect since 2005. After playing 4yrs of college football (Adrian College), I realized COACHING was for me! After Adrian I earned a Masters in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Michigan. Since EMU my athlete/coaching career has taken me on a wild journey allowing me to spend time in the private sectors in Tampa, FL, Louisville, KY, and South Bend, IN before returning to the collegiate level. Collegiately I coached for 3 years at Adrian College, Kalamazoo College, and Knox College. I chose to step away from Knox and pursue Bobsled/Skeleton in 2013. Upon retiring from Team USA in 2017 I jumped back into coaching with Huron High Athletics. Outside of coaching I compete in powerlifting along with enjoying hiking, hunting/fishing, camping, and rec sports.
Next-level motivation & education from trainers, classes, and online groups.
We will hold you accountable for your health and fitness through measurements & goal setting.
Together we will set goals, milestones, a schedule, and lifestyle changes that fit your busy life.
Not only do you get effective workouts, but fun is always an extra bonus with us.