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Meet Eric Hinman

Posted on January 02 2017

Eric Hinman
Instagram: @erichinman
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What's your name, where are you from?

Eric Hinman. I grew up in a rural town in Upstate, NY - Pulaski - a mecca for fishing + snowmobiling! I now reside in Syracuse, NY.


When did health and fitness become such a big part of your life?
In 2008, I starting working with a personal trainer and got back into shape. That led to competing in local triathlons; local triathlons led to Ironman triathlons! In 2012, I really made it a lifestyle - every day is based around getting my workouts in and healthy eating - it's so important for me to function at a high level, with focused energy, mental clarity, and a zest for life! 
What gets you out of bed every morning?
Passion + purpose! If I start to feel like I'm just going through the motions, game over, time to switch things up! Right now my passions include - CrossFit - I'm training for the 2017 CrossFit Open. Business / entrepreneurship - I co-own an athletic facility (Urban Life Athletics), a healthy fast casual restaurant (Original Grain), and a triathlon/endurance coaching company (Endurance Squad). I'm also an angel investor in several health and wellness companies based out of NYC - Swerve, Ten Thousand, WellWell, and Fitner Media. I love interacting with other passionate people, entrepreneurs, and folks into health + wellness. 
My new hobby is photography - I'm learning everything I can about it! 
What's a typical day like for you?
When I'm not traveling:
Every day starts with coffee! At the moment, I'm blending ghee + coconut oil with my morning Joe.  
AM Gym session at Urban Life  - 10 - 12 Olympic Lifting, gymnastics, Crossfit Metcons. 
12-2 Lunch + Meetings at Original Grain. 
PM gym session - 2-3 Conditioning 
3 - 5 Meetings, generally back at Original Grain. 
5 - 9 catch up on email, dinner, read blogs I'm interested in, and resting up to do it all over the next day!
What's next?
I love to travel, meet new people, and see new things. I always look to provide value where I can - insight, advice, connecting people, etc. I've come to realize, if I do the above, "collecting dots and adding value", amazing opportunities will present themselves 👍🏻

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  • James: February 01, 2017

    Dude’s a beast!

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