Meet Erica Lugo!
Erica Lugo joined her local Planet Fitness about 5 years ago when she realized she was too exhausted to get off her couch and play with her son. Erica found community, comfort, and encouragement in The Judgement Free Zone® from the moment she first walked through the doors. Erica can still recall those feelings and initial interactions with the Planet Fitness Team Members. They gave her a tour of the club, answering all of her questions and expressing their genuine excitement for Erica to start her wellness journey. She started off small, walking for a mile, then two, focusing on making every minute count. No matter what, Erica focused on feeling proud for showing up after each workout. Her hard work didn’t go unnoticed, either! The PF Team Members saw her dedication and were there to support and encourage her. Even 5 years later, Erica still has close relationships with some of the Team Members that were there for her when she first started out.
Eventually, Erica began to mix in some HIIT (high intensity interval training) exercises to help gain muscle, as well as functional weight training, which she loved. With this newfound love, Erica decided she wanted to help inspire others on their wellness journey. That’s when Erica started Erica Fit Love, her online training program to help others accomplish their goals. Erica also opened her own studio to provide in-studio personal training services, Fit Love Studio. Despite her having her own studio, you can still find her continuing her own wellness journey at her local PF!
Today, a single mom and cancer survivor, Erica has lost over 150 pounds and has supported countless others throughout their own wellness journeys. Erica has a huge social following (@ericafitlove) and has been featured on the cover of Women’s Health Magazine. Most recently r, Erica can be found as a trainer on the newest season of The Biggest Loser on USA (go red team!).
Erica’s story is an inspiration. To help others with their wellness journeys, Erica and Planet Fitness have created eight fun and informational new workout videos, guided by Erica herself, which can be found only on the Planet Fitness app!
In between her hectic schedule of being a mom, business owner, and trainer on The Biggest Loser, Erica can be found getting her own workout in at her local Planet Fitness. If you see her, be sure to give her a thumbs up!