Archive for November 23, 2011

Welcome to ErinSimmonsFitness!

Posted: November 23, 2011 in General Posts

Hello and welcome to the home of ESF! For those who are new or those who want to know a little bit more about me, here’s my story 🙂

I have a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biology from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Nutrition from Texas A&M University. I have worked as a physiologist for the Navy where my research focused on metabolism, energy expenditure, and human performance. In my free time, I enjoy staying active by working out, playing sports, competing in triathlons and obstacle course races, SCUBA diving, paddle boarding, playing with my pup, Hank, and enjoying the great outdoors.

I was a student athlete during both my undergraduate (2006-2008) and graduate (2008-2011) programs at Florida State University. I competed in the heptathlon (100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m, long jump, javelin, and 800m), triple jump, 4x400m relays, 100m, and finally specialized in javelin for my last two years of eligibility. In addition to my own collegiate athletics career, I was a volunteer assistant coach for multi-year national championship track and field teams at Texas A&M, where I worked with athletes in strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, and event-specific training. I had the privilege of not only working with top-level athletes, but also with top-level, world-renowned coaches, doctors, and training staff.

Along the way, I have created my own brand of fitness and health advice and motivation via the social-media and blog-based “Erin Simmons Fitness”. It’s been so much fun to watch this community grow over the years! I enjoy answering fitness questions, giving diet and nutrition advice, and providing general motivation for those making their way down a path towards better health and better bodies. My goal is to provide science-based nutrition and training advice to assist others in making better daily choices that turn into habits and ultimately a healthier lifestyle! I believe in the importance of holistic health and utilizing all aspects of fitness, including strength training, sprint training, diet and nutrition, chiropractic work, massage therapy, yoga, and maintaining psychological health. ESF advocates proper utilization of these methods for each person’s journey to whole body health and peak performance.

You’ll often see me promoting causes that have a special place in my heart, such as Wigs for Kids, #PlasticFreeLiving, and #AdoptDontShop. I also share products (usually food!) that I believe are responsibly made, health-minded, and/or benefitting a great cause or community. Some of my favorites are Rice Love, ProMix, Naked Nutrition, Siggis, Namastick, mpowher, and Care/of to name a few. Sometimes I may share promo codes, but I never promote things I don’t use myself, and I don’t use anything myself that I don’t research first!

Thanks again for following the blog! If you want to follow on other social media, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.