Eryn Strickland – Figure Athlete

Eryn Strickland

Erin is a pro in the making, and no one should be surprised if she achieved her pro card by the end of the year.

She has the muscle and the awesome attitude for a figure pro, not to mention her great dedication to help people with health and fitness.

1. Briefly share with us your background (Education, Interests, etc.)?

For starters I’ve been an athlete my whole life. I LOVE the spirit of competition and any opportunity for me to excel and grow as a person.

I was a NCAA scholarship lacrosse player in college, where I also earned my BSN in Nursing. I am currently a Registered Nurse, specializing in Emergency Room/Trauma.

I’m also a personal trainer, figure competitor and aspiring health/fitness personality I work super hard everyday whether its in the gym with my clients, or in the hospital taking care of my patients, or among my amazing online fitness community, to bring people a positive and empowering message that anything is possible if you believe in yourself.

I have been competing in figure for almost 4 years now. I absolutely LOVE it and am now a proud new member of the WBFF.

I am currently working on a bunch of exciting new projects this year that will really put me as a health/fitness personality on the map. My goal is to use my story to make a positive impact on the world as I bring together my love for life, faith, health, and fitness. Stay tuned!

2. Who has inspired you the most to succeed as a Fitness Competitor?

I always have looked up to the amazing Monica Brant. She has inspired me the most out of everyone. Not only was she a true pioneer for women’s fitness as a sport, but she has also stood the test of time with a phenomenally unbeatable physique and unmatched grace every time she steps on stage.

More importantly she has ALWAYS stayed true to herself and stands up for what she believes in. She has faced so much adversity, criticisms & personal struggles, and always seems to come out of it with her feet firmly planted on the ground with a self-confidence and faith that I can only hope to emulate in my own life. She is my hero.

I also completely admire and adore Ava Cowan. I will always respect her drive and determination. She has so much fire inside of her to prove herself and she certainly has done that time and time again.  Our stories are very similar and so I feel a strong connection to her passion for greatness and to silence all those who may doubt her. She is as real as it gets. That can be very hard to find in this industry. What you see is what you get and with her its 100% authentic hard work that’s payed off. YOU GO AVA!

3. What competitions have you made appearances in? From these, what were your placements (titles won)?

  • 2008 – OCB Yorton Cup, Figure Short – 3rd Place
  • 2009 – NPC Maryland State/East Coast Classic – 1st Place & Overall
  • 2010 – Team Universe – Figure B – 14th…I think lol

4. When is your next upcoming show? What will be your competing class?

I’m proud to say my next show will be November 5th, 2011 in Rhode Island. Its the WBFF’s New England Championship. I will be competing in Figure and couldn’t be happier to join this organization. The WBFF is one class act. They do so much to support and nurture their athletes. Paul & Allison Dillett have done such a wonderful job bringing their shows to the US. I am so very honored to be a part of the WBFF.

5. Where can fans find out more about you (website, published magazines, etc.)?

To find out more about me and to follow my journey please go to my website:

I love connecting with my readers, clients, and fans through my site and my blog. Please feel free to also add me on Facebook or twitter @pumpinironeryn!

Eryn Strickland, BSN, RN, CFT
“The Fitness RN”
Registered Nurse / Personal Trainer
WBFF Figure Competitor &
Fitness Model

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