Erik AndelmanOnnit Academy Foundations Trainer Bullman’s Kickboxing & Krav Maga
Erik’s journey as a fitness professional began in his own struggles with chronic injuries – including a permanently fractured lumbar vertebrae – which were ever present as a high school and collegiate runner and later as a Yogi, rock climber and martial artist. His interest in healing led him to study massage, and he was certified in Traditional Thai Massage in Thailand, in the year 2000. Two years later, he quit his job as Silicon Valley software engineer to spend a year in India studying Yoga with numerous teachers around the country. In 2011, Erik began practicing as a professional massage therapist in Knoxville, TN, and shortly after began teaching Yoga.
Through his experience helping clients manage chronic pain, he learned the equal importance of loosening and strengthening corresponding parts of the body. The incorporation of strength training into his work gave him the tools to correct dysfunction in movement and posture. Erik now integrates Onnit unconventional training with his own unique form of Thai bodywork and Yoga instruction, to help people of all types – from people with debilitating conditions to professional athletes.