Erin Elliott is a well-rounded athlete participating in different types of sports and activities. Although she did not actively participate in sports in high school or college, the birth of her son accompanied by extreme weight gain during her pregnancy motivated her to take action. After several months of walks around the neighborhood, Erin decided to take her first jog, a grueling experience. Despite the sweat and tears, she loved it. Through consistency and hard work, she worked her way up to a 5K race. After several small races and local mud runs, Erin signed up for her first full marathon completing the race in 4:02. Although not her plan, she was twelve minutes shy of a Boston Marathon qualifier for her age group.
On a race high, Erin added the full Ironman to her bucket list. She purchased a triathlon bike and began completing weekly century rides. She also began to swim on a regular basis and increase her running distance. In 2012, with the help of Bay Area Multisport, she completed her first Ironman - 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. BAM named her Rookie of the Year shortly after the race.
Immediately after she crossed her Ironman finish line, she wondered to herself what her next big adventure would be. She chose figure and physique competitions. Erin’s first competition ended in success with several placements. She won first in Physique Open, first in Physique Masters, and sixth in Figure Open.
In addition to her endurance racing, Erin also participates in CrossFit. In fact, she attributes a large part of her successful training to the weight lifting and anaerobic nature of CrossFit. Because of her love for the sport, she obtained her CrossFit Level 1 certification. Erin also teaches spin and HIIT at her local YMCA, and is a personal trainer at Fitt Life Fitness. She is working towards her National Council on Strength and Fitness certification (NCSF).