Erika fell in love with health, fitness, and philosophy at the age of 12 when she started training in martial arts. Growing up and training hard in the dojo set the foundation later in life for her to pursue her dream job as personal trainer, nutrition and lifestyle coach.
In her younger years, Erika had a very successful competition record in karate tournaments. Since 2010 she has competed in both figure and bikini competitions., through the INBF and the NPC. This year she looks forward to training for her first triathlon sprint and has her eyes set on a Spartan race. She balances out her training with restorative practices of yoga, tai-chi, and meditation. Her favorite activities are karate, ju-jitsu, boxing, weight lifting, hiking, biking, and yoga. Erika loves preparing delicious and healthy food and thrives on plant-based diet.
Erika started EPower Living in 2008. EPower Living takes a strong, yet holistic approach to fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching. Energize – Empower- Evolve!
National Academy of Sports Medicine, CPT
National Personal Training Institute, CPT
Cornel University, Certified Plant-Based Nutrition Coach
Spencer Institute, Corporate Wellness Coach & Holistic Life Coach
USA Ju-Jitsu Federation, Black Belt
Kwanmukan Karate, Black Belt
Weight loss, strength and conditioning, lifestyle magagement
Whole food, plant-based diet transformations
Stress reduction through Reiki, Tai- Chi, & mindfulness meditation
Self defense and awareness for woman and teens
Natural healing herbal consultant through Nature’s Sunshine