Owner and Founder- Effective Fitness
Eric Hodska graduated in 1991 from Southern Connecticut State University with B.S. degrees in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition.
Following his graduation, Eric was a Cardiac Technician at Meriden/Wallingford Hospital. He then accepted a position as the Assistant Manager of Chrysler Capital Corporation’s Corporate Health and Fitness Center in Stamford, CT.
Eric then became the first director of General Electric Capital’s Corporate Health and Fitness program, starting this program at the ground level and developing it to an 85% activity level.
During his employment at Chrysler Capital and GECC, Eric began an ongoing practice of presenting seminars on health, fitness and nutrition to many area corporations, universities, and community centers. His seminar clients include Xerox, Clairol, Bristol-Meyers, Titliest, NYNEX, and MTV.
In 1995, Eric created his own personal training and health /fitness/nutrition practice, Effective Fitness. In this practice, he serves a wide variety of men and women in the Fairfield County area, and has also built a thriving following of athletes whom he coaches in all types of sports around the United States. Many of these athletes have achieved highly significant personal goals through Eric’s guidance.
In 2000, Eric introduced his initial triathlon training five day camp with tremendous success. Many athletes who have attended and also attended other various professional tricamps have remarked on how Eric's tricamps are the best one's going, offering superb training in unbelievably scenic surroundings, one on one coaching, testing, tons of information on nutrition, training, racing, training with HR zones, training with power, incredible accomodations, great food, and much more. Eric now offers four annual camps throughout the country as well as one day clinics and seminars.
Eric is a top-ranked amateur triathlete who has competed in the highly competitive Hawaii Ironman Triathlon eight times, with a best time of 9 hours and 16 minutes. He has qualified for the Hawaii IM every year from 1996 to 2006, taking 2005 off from racing seriously to recharge, then racing there again in 2009. He holds the course record for Ironman USA in the 30-34 age group (9hrs24min) and has been selected by USA Triathlon as a five-time all-American. He also holds a 1/2 IM personal best of 4:01.
There are currently an amazing number of athletes out there calling themselves coaches and fitness experts. Many of them feel they are qualified to coach because they have trained themselves well. Eric has over 18 years of working experience in the fitness and coaching field with every ability level.