CEO & Founder
Eric Chessen, M.S.
Eric Chessen has spent nearly two decades developing successful fitness and adapted PE programs for the autism and special needs populations. An exercise physiologist with an educational and clinical background in Applied Behavior Analysis, Eric created Autism Fitness first as his private practice with 1-to-1 and small group programs, building a dedicated team to evolve the company into the educational and certification leader in the industry.
Eric has spent 17+ years as a consultant and fitness program director for Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, and his programs have been featured on Yahoo News, VICE Media, and he's recently presented at TEDx.
Eric serves as the Lead Instructor for the Autism Fitness Certification. Eric has worked with his Autism Fitness athletes of all ages and ability levels in nearly every environment, from near closet-sized home spaces to fully equipped gyms. He resides in Charlotte, NC and is now working with new athletes 1-to-1 and consulting with local families on a limited basis. He is also the Co-Founder of strength equipment company StrongerthanU.com.
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