At 36, Eric weighed in at a hefty 120kgs, was pre-diabetic, suffered with constant gout attacks and blood pressure was through the roof. After a long period of feeling unwell, Eric went to see his doctor. After a series of blood tests, the advice he was given was grim. Improve your health or run the risk of premature death from heart disease. The news hit Eric like a freight train.
Around this time, Eric received a flyer in his mail box from a local personal trainer. Mustering the courage to make the call, he met with the personal trainer to discuss a plan for turning his health around. After 3 months, he lost around 20kg’s. Eric then joined a local gym and went on to lose another 20kg’s over a 10 month period.
In 2012, he resigned from a position he held for 10 years in Botany to take up a role with fitness equipment business in Smeaton Grange. Assisting the owner with restructuring the business, Eric was offered the opportunity to purchase the retail store in Narellan. In 2013, Macarthur Fitness Equipment was born. Eric’s vision for the business was to bring to the community of the Macarthur a range of great quality, well priced fitness equipment that they could use in the comfort & safety of their home. This was also driven by the fact that with 4 young kids at home, visiting a gym was neither affordable or convenient.
In 2015, Macarthur Fitness Equipment moved into larger warehouse style premises in Narellan. The new store has plenty of off street parking & is open 7 days. Eric designed the store to cater for all his customers especially for young families with a little kids area where they can draw & watch their favorite show!
Eric remains as passionate as ever about the health & fitness of the local community. And as the Macarthur area grows, so to does his commitment to great customer service & top quality products.