ERF 001: Welcome To Eric Roberts Fitness

My name is Eric Roberts and this is the beginning of the Eric Roberts Fitness Podcast/Blog Posts. If you have even taken the time to open this up right now and read, I just want to say thank you for the opportunity and hopefully, I can keep you around.

Seeing that this is the very first ever implement, I really just wanted to give you guys a quick rundown of what this podcast/blog series is going to cover, why I’m starting this, and who the hell I am to begin with.

But as one quick prelude, I want to let this known right now. I will be cussing on this platform. I will be saying “fuck.” I don’t know if I’m going to say at one time, 20 times, or 50 times, I’m not sure, but there will be cussing in these segments. So if you don’t like that, this might not be for you. If you don’t mind, then we can absolutely continue on.

I want to give you guys a quick overview of what this podcast/blog post is about, what the topics are going to be, why I’m starting it. Most things on this podcast are going to be related to anything health and fitness.

That can really be anything ranging from strength training to nutrition to counting calories to counting macros, understanding macros, to why your favorite celebrity is doing intermittent fasting, but also can pertain to the mental aspect of of health and fitness, something that I feel is not touched on as much within our industry.

The stuff I’m referring to would be like behavior changes, why we make certain decisions, but also what fitness brings to us besides just muscles and having a sweet six-pack, bro.

There will be a no bullshit approach taken to this platform. I know a lot of people say that, but trust me, I actually fucking mean it.

This is not going to be the podcast where you hear like, “Oh my God, Sally, it’s Saturday night. Go out, enjoy yourself. Have those 16 beers and fucking four pizzas. Fuck it. If you don’t love your body now, you never will!”.

I’m not with that shit. Now I know, of course I’m not saying you can’t go out have a good time, have some drinks here and there with your friends. That’s not what I’m saying, but what I am saying is if you have certain goals you want to attain, there’s going to be some sacrifices that come with that along the way.

That’s a whole different topic for a whole different day, so I’ll try to keep it as clean cut as possible.

The reason why I’m starting this platform is honestly a couple of reasons.

One of the big ones being that the way I do my fitness coaching is I have groups of people. Say I have 30 people at any one given time and within an hour, 30 people at one time. Yes, I can get to everybody, but I can’t really have a one-on-one conversation with you about your goals, about your macros, about what your diet is like, and you just saying “I EAT HELTHY!” doesn’t really help me.

So I’m starting this to hopefully dive into things a bit deeper and hopefully help some more of my already existing clients that I have right now to get better results.

Another reason why I’m starting this is because I hear so much shit, so much noise on social media on the internet these days, like fucking bread makes you fat or intermittent fasting is the only way to go or the best one is fucking keto drops 47 pounds in two days.

I’m not with any of that shit.

These segments will hopefully give people a real informational source when it comes to fitness.

A real source that’s not just saying like, “Hey, fucking bread’s going to make you fat.” No bread does not make you fat. Eating too many calories for an extended period of time makes you fat. Or, “Keto is the only way to go because it puts you in ketosis and burns fat.” No, once again that’s not the right thing.

The reason I’m starting this podcast is I really want to give people out there a real source they can go to for some non-bullshit, non-promoted fitness information.

I hope that gives you guys a good kind of concept of what I should be covering. Hope it also gives you a good concept of how many times I may or may not cuss. That probably sounded about right in the past two or three minutes there.

Now I’m going to move on to who the hell is this loud guy cussing at you?

As you can probably tell from the name of the podcasts, as you can probably tell because I already said it, my name is Eric Roberts.

I come from a small town in southern Maryland called Huntingtown. Normally I just tell people that it took me about an hour to get to a Target. The highlight of our weekend was driving to the mall an hour away thinking we were bad asses. That was the kind of town we lived in. There wasn’t much going on. I since then moved out when I was about 20 years old, and I currently work in Northern Virginia, Gainesville, to be exact.

I want to get into why I actually got started into fitness because that’s really a multifaceted thing.

I got into fitness because I was kind of obsessed and really, really intrigued by the whole body building world. I was intrigued by how you could possibly make your body look like that with so many muscles and such great proportion.

So that’s what got me into the gym and I still remember to this day the very first time I ever walked in the gym.

I remember the exercises I did. I remember the order I did them in. I did flat bench press, I did tricep push down, and I did some more bench press. That was my thing, I just did bench press, probably like most other guys starting out in their young lifting career.

But the thing that stuck out to me was even to this day, I remember every detail about that moment.

I remember what the gym smelled like. I remember walking through those double doors into the gym. I remember the person at the desk telling me, you know, “What’s up?” Told him it’s my first time I had no clue the fuck I was doing here but I knew inside I belonged.

I remember all that stuff ,and that’s always stood out to me because that tells me that I really, really remember that moment because I really, really enjoy it.

I knew it was going to be kind of a turning point for me because ever since then, I haven’t looked back.

So that was kind of why I got into the gym, but very, very shortly after, and I’m talking three weeks to a month after I got started in the gym, I realized it was much, much more to me personally.

Much more than just muscles and looking good for the chicks, bro.

Because to me, the way I grew up, the way I was raised, was that this was something you couldn’t buy.

This was something that your parents couldn’t give to you. This was something you couldn’t go to the store and buy with your parents’ money.

This was something that I really, really valued because I had to put in some hard ass fucking work, and the results I saw was from me putting in hard work, not from somebody else handing something to me.

That was something I connected with.

So that’s what I’ve really, really always stuck with because I’ve never forgotten that to this day.

The results I get in the gym has a direct correlation to what I do, to how much effort I put in to how much discipline I have. That’s something that will always stick with me for the rest of my life.

That’s what I said earlier, that there’s so much more to this working out thing, to this fitness thing than just having muscles and having a six-pack and and looking good on the beach.

The hard work it can instill in somebody, I’ve seen it firsthand.

The dedication, the determination, discipline it can instill in somebody, I’ve seen that firsthand. I’ve witnessed that.

So that’s why for me, really having a good sense of why I’m doing this and what can it really bring to people, that’s something I’m never going to forget for the rest of my life.

I want to try to instill in every single person that I possibly meet. As I continue to grow on this fitness journey, not only myself but every single person that gives me the opportunity to impact their life everyday into, to guide them, to lead them, is that the confidence you can have from just working out … those two different paradigms of like, “Man, I really can’t fucking do this,” to like, “Wow, I actually fucking did that and man I can probably do more.”

Those two paradigms are really something that I find very interesting because it happens in a matter of seconds.

I love to see it because one of my most favorite things in the world is when I tell one of my clients, especially the female clients. By the way, You guys are fucking bad ass. There’s nothing else to say about that. The shit I’ve seen some of my female clients do over and over and over again like every single day, it’s absolutely crazy. I don’t have any words for it other than You guys win, you’re bad asses. Not only do birth babies but you also kick our ass in working out, so you ladies win.

But that look, that feeling they have, when I tell them, ‘”Hey, go grab that 70-pound kettlebell.

They look at me like, “What the fuck are you talking about? I’m not picking that shit up. I can’t do that.” I’m like, “Listen, go fucking pick it up.” When hearing that, that sounds kind of bad, but really what it means is, “Hey, you can fucking do this. Go fucking do it.”

And they pick it up, they do the set with it and like, “Oh shit, I actually can do that. This is actually something I can do. I don’t know why I was scared of this.” And then, “Fuck it, let’s do more. Let’s keep going.”

That feeling and that paradigm from going from, “I can’t fucking do this, Eric,” to, “Wow, I did that. Let’s do some more. Let’s keep going.”

Seeing that total 360 that happens right in front of my eyes, as that happens, there’s nothing more rewarding to me in this world than seeing somebody realize they can accomplish literally anything they want to as long as they have the confidence and they put in the hard ass work for it.

So I’m going to leave this little rant about me with just three things you should know about me.

The very first thing is I absolutely love my family. My mom, my dad, and my brother, those three people right there are my entire life. I could not love them any more than I already do, and they do so much for me that I’ll never be able to repay them for.

On that same note, I said I love my family. If you talk to any one of my clients, you know that they are my family too.

If you’re out there reading, and you’re one of my clients, you know you’re my family.

There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do to help you guys out, to give you guys everything that I possibly have because you guys really are the reason I keep doing what I do every single day.

Honestly, there’s no way I could ever pay you guys either, so it looks like I’m just in debt to everybody these days.

The second thing would be, I don’t go out.

I don’t go out, I don’t have hobbies, I don’t go party on the weekends. I don’t do this stuff. For a 23-year-old, that might be really, really confusing to some people. But to me, I’m trying to give this everything I possibly have.

I’m trying to go to bed every single night knowing I gave my dreams every single thing that I had.

That comes from a lot of things.

That comes from my dad instilling such a great work ethic in me.

That comes from loving sports, loving the game of basketball in particular. Seeing guys like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, the absolute obsession they have with their craft is something that I really want to bring to my craft as well.

Even if I can’t win NBA championships, I still want to win championships in the sense of I impacted somebody’s life the best way I possibly could. I changed somebody’s life for the better, the best way I possibly could.

The last thing would be, I already kind of touched on it, but I really, really, truly enjoy motivating and pushing people beyond anything they thought that was possible beforehand.

Like I told you guys earlier, the look on somebody’s face, the feeling I see come over their body when they really figure out that they can do something they thought they couldn’t do, there’s not another feeling like that in the world.

Even growing up, I kind of saw this too. Whenever I would work out with one of my buddies, looking back on it now, I always found out that I would push them so much harder than I would almost kind of even push myself.

I would want them to do so, so good when they were there with me, that looking back on it now, I don’t know how I would even not be in the position I’m in right now because I really, really enjoyed doing it.

I hope that gives you guys a good insight on kind of what to expect from this platform, what topics are going to be covered, how I feel already about certain things, how much I’m going to cuss or how much I’m not going to cuss.

As far as what to expect from this podcast and blog posts, I am going to try to do it at least once a week.

I already have a couple of topics picked out, I already have a couple of things I think I want to say already, but one thing I really want to emphasize is that once again, the reason I’m doing this podcast is not for me, it’s for you guys.

I really want to be able to reach people out there and help you guys.

So if there’s topics you want to hear, if there’s questions you have, please, please try to reach out to me. Whether you have my phone number right now and you want to text me or whether it’s social media or whether you want to shoot me an email, whatever you guys want to do to reach out to me to bring guys more value, it’s exactly what I want to do with this.

That’s the one thing we’d be looking for is your guys’ feedback. So let me know what topics you want to hear, let me know how I’m doing, how awesome I’m doing, how bad I’m doing, whatever it is. I really think this can be something special.

Another thing is I really want this podcast to be a good source of information that’s going to be reliable, that’s going to be non-promotive, that’s going to be no bullshit.

You’re not going to hear about how great a keto diet is on here. You’re not going to hear about how great fucking waist trainers are.

I don’t even want to say that word at all, but I have to say just to make sure that people who do hear that weren’t like, “Oh yes, waist trainer. I was waiting for waist trainer.” No, fuck that waist trainer. If you use that thing at all, throw it in the fucking trash. If you were thinking about using it, fucking fuck that. You’re not using it.

So that was kind of a little rant there. I’m calmed down now, I’ll try to get back on track here.

That will also probably happen from time to time. I’ll probably will just rant about random shit sometimes so I apologize in advance.

If you’ve gotten this far, I really just want to thank you. Thank you for giving me an opportunity.

I hope you got some value out of this.

I hope you kind of got an idea about what the platform is going to be like, what I’m like, how I feel about things, how I go about this whole health and fitness thing, and maybe got one or two good laughs out of this.

Because at the end of the day all that really matters is you enjoy yourself, you enjoy the people around you, you enjoy your life because it’s way too short to be miserable.

If you think you’re going to like this platform, you can go ahead and subscribe to the podcast and email newsletter.

If you want to share with your family, friends, co-workers, nieces, nephews, uncles, fucking Sally at the gym who wears the waist trainer, definitely show it to her.

You can connect with me on social media.

It’s just going to be @EricRobertsFitness.

So @EricRobertsFitness is my social media, you guys can DM me there about questions you have, about podcast ideas, about anything like that.

So please feel free to reach out to me. I’m going to try to make sure no question, no comment, none of that stuff goes unanswered. So thank you guys again so much. I’m looking forward to the next episode.