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Erin Goodman: Life-Changing Samaritan and Motivator

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When you think of fitness instructors you usually envision the words “motivational” and “inspiring”. Those who know Erin Goodman all mention the same two words: “life-changer”.

Erin Goodman is known across the Central New York area for her Beachbody Live Fitness Classes. Her work of helping people extends across social media and into the homes of literally hundreds of people. A Beachbody Live Class consists of weekly group fitness classes that include moves from programs such as Insanity, P90x, Turbokick, and PiYo. These at home workouts consist of monthly workout guides ranging between intense cardio from Insanity, strength training in P90x, cardio kickboxing from Turbokick, or low impact yoga from PiYo.

Leslie Stalker, a certified Insanity and P90x instructor and Goodman’s coworker, says that working with Goodman, “has been a breath of fresh air and it is apparent that she puts her heart and soul into everything she does.”

Originally from Rome, NY, Goodman says growing up she was unhealthy and struggled with her weight. At 15 years old she started Billy Banks Taebo and eventually

Erin Goodman

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dabbled at the gym until introduced to Turbojam. She says she quickly developed an unhealthy addiction and went from being overweight at 225 lbs to being 135 lbs and anorexic. She has experienced both ends of the scale and has used these experiences to guide her into what she does today.

Now Goodman is a certified personal trainer/group instructor and a master trainer for Beachbody Live at her gym, Results Matter. “Results Matter means results are your only option, no excuses, you have to put yourself first, especially your health,” she says. As the creator of Team Results Matter and three time elite coach, she has made a name for herself in the world of a rapidly growing company called Beachbody. “Three time elite” means that her team has ascended into the top 200 out of 400,000 coaches within the company.

In 2011 Goodman left her job as a corrections officer at a top sex offender prison to dedicate herself to helping people. She has learned that through Beachbody she is able to make bigger change than just in her local community. In just a few years she has helped hundreds in the CNY area and abroad. She did this by not only creating healthier lifestyles, but also by giving them the tools and helping them guide themselves into their own successful businesses.

Stacey Tracy, certified Turbo Kick and Cize instructor at Results Matter says, “Working alongside Goodman is empowering. We fuel off of each other’s energy. She’s a powerhouse and it makes one feel as if they can soar high.” Tracy said she has been with Goodman since the beginning, following her from gym to gym until Goodman opened up her own.

Along with making a difference in individuals’ lives, Goodman and her associates have also had an impact on their local community. Some of the fundraisers Goodman regularly participates in are Breast Cancer Awareness and The Ride for Missing Children. Goodman also helps local families in need. The Turbokick fundraiser helped the family of a local man who recently suffered a stroke. The fundraiser was successful and helped the family cope with the financial burdens this situation placed upon them. Goodman also donates gift baskets to a local walk for autism awareness.

Co-host of the “Cize for a Cure” fundraiser was Michele Sandock, a breast cancer survivor. Michele participated in a breast cancer awareness bicycle ride in Syracuse for the Breast Cancer Carol Baldwin Fund. “She inspires others to step outside of their comfort zones and do things they may have never thought of doing,” Michelle said. “She stays right by their side to keep them on track and to remain successful.”

A variety of people at the gym all agree Goodman has created a place for a “fit-family.” For those who use this local gym, it is a place they feel comfortable calling “home”.  Her success is more than just personal; it has extended into the community and brought its members together.

Goodman says, “My job is to help people see that they can do it and believe that they are worth it.”

 

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“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. “

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