Campus Recreation Center
Eric Leach
Eric Leach Personal Trainer


Undergraduate studying Exercise Physiology, American Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid Certified

Research Interest

Educational Background

Undergraduate studying Exercise Physiology


What got you interested in fitness and exercise?

As a teenager, I fell in love with mixed martial arts. I practiced daily and eventually entered the strength and conditioning side of the sport. Ever since then I have been working on expanding my knowledge in both fields and always staying active. Once I became an exercise physiology student I was able to understand the importance of exercise in all forms and how beneficial it can be to everyone's lives. 

Why did you want to become a personal trainer at Campus Recreation? 

Working one on one with individuals that want to see progress in their fitness and health has always been and continues to be a goal in both my professional and personal life. I found fitness to be a source of immense positivity in my life, and I want to share that and help other individuals achieve similar, if not better results both inside and outside of the gym. 

What is your philosophy on fitness? 

I believe that fitness is something that goes beyond our physical health. It allows us to be strong, mobile, and functional, but it also pushes us to do more than we thought we were capable of. It empowers us to be all that we are capable of being and gives us the confidence to pursue that and everything else we want in life. 

What are some of your hobbies and other interests? 

I am an avid mixed martial artist, and currently train with team Fenix in Lowell. I have been training for approximately five years and love to learn and teach the sport. I love science and understanding how the world works, and also enjoy anything Marvel/DC. Camping, paintball, and other outdoor activities fill my time whenever I get the opportunity!