Eric and Austinn Weaver, partners (father/son), Get-Fit Prescott
Questions answered by Eric.
How did you come to practice in your career field?
When I was 10 years old, I was introduced to working out by my father. When I was 15 he allowed me to join a gym, which I would go to every morning at 5 a.m. to work out with my friends and then go to school after that.
At that time I fell in love with exercise and weightlifting. I knew at that time that I wanted to be a personal trainer and own a gym. That’s how I realized I wanted to be in this field.
What does your exercise schedule look like on a typical day or week? How often do you exercise and for how long?
My exercise schedule is five days per week. I work out usually about 1 1/2 to 2 hours each time. I’ve done this for several years.
I do one body part per day plus cardiovascular exercise. Sometimes I work out Monday through Friday and sometimes I take a day or two off and I’ll work out on the weekend.
What are your practices to keep yourself, your family healthy?
We follow a pretty basic healthy diet. Once or twice a week we will have a cheat meal, and it’s usually not even that unhealthy.
We take vitamins daily in which I own a supplement company. We sell protein powders, daily vitamins, fat burners, creatine, branch chain amino acids and stuff like that. So it’s pretty easy for us to take supplements on a daily basis.
What is your next goal in your health and wellness journey?
My next goal is to just continue what I’ve been doing my entire life. I am now 52, and have I’ve been working out since I was 10. When the doctor did my blood work recently he said, “You’re like Superman” because my blood work was amazing.
I’m hoping to keep on that healthy track for the rest of my life.