About Eric | Precision Movement

By Irshad Ahmad

Eric’s Bio

​​Founder & Movement Geek


​I founded Precision Movement out of a desire to help active people get back to and keep doing the things they love, because I know first hand what it’s like to be shut down (was out of commission for months following major back surgery as a teen) and how shitty that felt not just physically, but also psychologically.

Not being able to play sports – the one thing I loved to do more in the world than anything else – got me in a serious funk.

​This is a big reason why I’m so passionate about helping people move freely and without pain.

​Now, if you’ll indulge me for just a minute longer, I’d like to share some of my beliefs with you.

I believe that…

… life is better in every way imaginable when it’s active.

… age is just a number and while it undoubtedly slows the rate at which we improve and delays our recovery, it’s a factor we have no influence over. So there’s no point in thinking about it other than when it’s time to blow out the candles.

… as a society we’re becoming too accustomed to instant gratification and short term gains, which sets us up for long-term pains.

… movement and mobility are treated as an after-thought (if thought about at all) when in fact, restoring optimal function and mobility should be prioritized over outcomes like strength, power and endurance because when neglected, injuries will occur reversing the performance gains you worked so hard for.

That’s a bit about who I am. Thanks for listening.

I hope in some way I’m able to help you eliminate pain, improve mobility and get back to and keep doing the things you love through our articles, videos and courses.

Eric aka "Coach E"

​P.S. Here are some bullet points with some credentials and experience, if you care about that kinda thing.

  • ​​Earned my Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2004
  • Other certifications and designations: CHEK Level 1 Practitioner, FRCms and former CSCS
  • Worked as a trainer in a big box gym for 4 months before deciding I didn't want to be associated with the scumbag fitness consultants (STRIKE THIS THROUGH) salesmen and started my on personal training business in 2004
  • ​From 2006-2013 specialized in training combat athletes including 3 UFC fighters, numerous pro and amateur MMA fighters, professional and national team boxers and countless other grapplers, karatekas, etc.
  • Got married in 2011 (this is just as much for my reference as for you to know
  • Switched my focus from high performance training to movement, mobility and corrective exercise in 2013
  • Had my first child - my daughter Livia - in 2014
  • Founded Precision Movement in 2017 as the internet's #1 resource to help active people eliminate pain, heal & prevent injuries and improve mobility so they can get back to and keep doing what they love
  • Diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fan who predicted they will win the Stanley Cup within 5 years after drafting Auston Matthews
  • Avid athlete of most sports (you should see my garage)
  • Almost exclusively drink water, black coffee and IPAs
  • Can't stand people who litter and that includes those who throw cigarette butts on the ground