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At the age of 26 Eric needed to make some drastic changes to his lifestyle. From always being "the skinny kid" growing up, Eric found himself overweight, always feeling tired and not feeling well physically. Eric took part in a 12 week transformation program that not only yielded tremendous results, it lit the fire for him to change careers and become a personal trainer. Now 16 years later Eric has helped 100's of clients reach their max potential in weight loss, injury prevention and strength & conditioning. Certified from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a trainer & Weight Loss Specialist, Eric is also a Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach and Senior Course Instructor for TRX. He also holds certifications in post rehabilitative training and indoor cycling. Eric and his wife Christy opened Prime Fitness in 2011. When Eric isn't working with clients or operating the studio you can find him enjoying as much time as possible with Christy and their son Matthew. You may also find Eric out on the golf course!
Matthew is Eric & Christy's son. He is known as the "true CEO" of Prime Fitness. You can find him running around the gym, climbing on whatever he can, lifting weights and he loves burpees!
Christy Giroux has been in the fitness business since 1998 when she graduated from Ithaca College with her degree in Exercise Science. After holding numerous positions from personal trainer to fitness director, general manager to regional training specialist, she and Eric decided it was time to open up a fitness studio and in 2011, Prime Fitness was born. Christy has numerous certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine including certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, group training specialist, and golf fitness specialist. She is TRX Suspension Training qualified and a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach. Christy is also an educator for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Trigger Point Performance Therapy, educating other fitness professionals throughout the United States. When Christy isn’t programming BootCamp workouts for Prime or instructing classes, she spends her time with their son, Matthew. You may also see Christy in a lot of area running races.
Paige Bearnarth received her Associates Degree in General Studies & Health Fitness from Montgomery College. In 2015 Paige became a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and a group exercise instructor through AFAA. She is qualified in TRX Suspension Training. Her ultimate goal is to help people reach their fitness goals and learn to enjoy exercise. “If you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life”, and she loves her job. She wants to teach people about their body and what it is truly capable of achieving.
Ashley comes to Prime with a pretty unconventional background. She received her degree in Economics and Political Science from Dickinson College. After working for several years as the senior development associate for an international nonprofit organization, she made a big jump to follow her passion for photography and started her own business. She is now a premiere family photographer in the DC and MD area. All along the way, fitness played an important role in her life. Whether she was picking up heavy weights and the gym, or training for a race, fitness was a priority. Ashley has completed several marathons, and numerous other races from 5ks to half marathons. Her latest passion, and one she hopes to compete in for many years to come, is obstacle course racing. She is planning on completing the Spartan trifecta in 2017, and several other OCRs. If she's not at Prime or behind the camera, you can probably find her on the playground swinging from the monkey bars or doing burpees in the grass. Ashley has two children, an energetic and positive attitude, and a commitment to strength. Ashley is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Ashley is also a Qualified TRX Instructor and has completed the TRX Suspension Training & Functional Training Course.
Paula’s decision to help people through exercise and nutrition came after her own journey losing weight and becoming more physically active. She lost approximately half her body weight and found a passion in exercise and nutrition. After staying at home with her 3 kids for 13 years, she earned her B.S. in Exercise Science. Paula is certified as an ACSM Personal Trainer, ACSM Group Exercise Instructor, and qualified in TRX suspension training. Her passion to maintain healthy eating and exercise is motivated not only by her own accomplishments, but to set an example of a healthy lifestyle for her family. She trains and competes in Tae Kwon Do with her 3 kids. “First move well, then move often.” - Gray Cook
Matt McGregor is a NCSF Certified personal trainer with an additional certification in TRX Suspension Training. Matt believes that no matter your goal, with proper technique, attitude, and individualized training programs, improvement is always attainable. Matt employs functional movements across various modalities, targeting multiple muscle groups at once in order to achieve efficient, challenging and rewarding training sessions. Matt will help you to achieve better strength, flexibility, balance and mobility, improving day-to-day life and your overall physical health. Matt enjoys working with a wide array of age groups, fitness levels and abilities.
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