The Squad

The Squad September 23, 2010 1 began as a fun idea between friends to share fitness, exercise, nutrition, and cooking ideas with people beyond their circle of friends and family. If you’re curious to know a bit more about the Hot Bod Squad, read on!

Eric Turner

Eric Turner is an NASM certified personal trainer and has had a passion for fitness and exercise since 2001. He is also a fitness and underwear model (and can be found here) with a resumé that includes modeling work all over the United States.

Having a family medical history spanning many types of health issues, Eric’s focus on fitness began as an effort to prevent such problems in his own life. Even early on, he was giving exercise and fitness advice to friends and family and enjoyed seeing the positive changes he was able to facilitate in their lives. Personal training as a profession was a natural next step. Eric is a firm believer that personal training is not simply a luxury; for those who lack the proper knowledge, it is a necessity for their health. is a venue for Eric to share the proper tools to help people look, feel, and live better.

Eric was born and raised at a ranch in the mountains outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.  After living in various cities across the U.S., he  now calls Houston, TX home.  He works and  trains at an upscale gym in River Oaks called the Fit Athletic Club.

You can follow Eric on Twitter by clicking here.

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  1. Michael Cummings March 2, 2011 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Hi, Eric. I’ve been reading yours & John’s Facebook pages for the past few months now. I’d just like to take a few minutes to express some gratitude for creating this site. It’s nice to finally have out gay male role models in fitness to look to for advice. Let me tell you a bit about myself and what I’m looking for as far as fitness goes.

    I live in NJ (hope John had a good experience here) and am a Registered Nurse who works in an acute rehabilitation hospital. I am very aware of the necessity to maintain homeostasis in the human body & the importance of regular exercise for your overall health. Here’s the rub, after a lifetime of partying, smoking, and not the best diet in the world I recently experienced my first healthcare scare last May. While at work I experienced some shortness of breath and chest discomfort. I went to the ER expecting that I had bronchitis or something. After a respiratory treatment & some blood work it was determined I had pulmonary embolism. It seems that my lifestyle resulted in a deep vein thrombosis that fracture sending emboli into both lungs which could have killed me.

    Since I dodged that bullet I joined a gym and have started my journey toward optimum health. I have to admit that even with my background in healthcare all the information I’ve been reading & hearing about in the gym is all a bit conflicting & confusing. Thank you for creating a site that cuts through most of the misconceptions and outright BS that’s out there. I’ve placed The Hot Bod Squad in my bookmarks bar & will be checking in frequently.

    All the best to you & John,

    Mike C.

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