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Private Soccer Training, Maryland

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“Erica is very engaged and knowledgeable. She quickly built rapport with my daughter. Exceptionally organized in her approach and clearly had a plan for how each session was going to flow. I highly recommend Erica!”

Erica has taught me moves to use in games and has improved my agility and conditioning. Erica is the best trainer I have ever had and is the sweetest person ever.

My daughter’s foot skills and confidence have both accelerated since she has been with Ericka. We are so impressed with her development that we have recommended our daughter’s teammates to join sessions.

Coach Erica is a great coach. We were really impressed with her soccer experience, and more importantly, as a female soccer player, since we were looking for a female role model for my daughter’s soccer development. My daughter absolutely loves Erica’s coaching and technical training and has learned a great deal since we started. She has improved quite noticeably in a short time in almost every aspect of soccer (ball handling, control, dribbling, shooting, etc). Most valuable to us is Erica actually trains my daughter by playing against her. We recommend to other youth players, especially to girls, without any hesitation.

My daughter Sam has been training with Erica since late summer and all I can say is WOW. Erica always comes prepared with a workout and training routine that is appropriate and challenging. Originally focusing on technical skills, the sessions have evolved and now include; stretching/flexibility, core strength building, explosiveness, as well as ball handling and other soccer drills. The progress Sam is making is a joy to watch. While Sam’s foot work, moves, shots, and decision making have greatly improved, I am most excited about her increased confidence both on and off the field. We only wish we had found Erica sooner.

Jordan is really excited about working with Erica! She had a great session and can’t wait for the next one.

Erica has really helped me improve as a player. She has helped me improve my soccer skills and footwork, and she also mixes in conditioning that prevents injuries and has increased my speed and strength. She is always positive and supportive and she will definitely be a great trainer for you!

From the first time that I met Erica, I thought that she would be a trainer who my daughter would like and could work with closely to develop better skills and confidence. I was right. Erica’s method of combining skills and speed training with conditioning and her genuine concern for the player’s well being have resulted in my daughter becoming a better and stronger player both physically and mentally. She’s a rare find!

Our 10-year old daughter says Coach Erica is very nice, has her work and play hard, and helps her play with confidence. From the beginning, our daughter has enjoyed her sessions with Coach Erica very much. She is always eager to do her soccer homework, practicing moves she worked on with Coach Erica. Coach Erica seems very good at explaining and demonstrating what she wants our daughter to do, as she is usually able to do what she is asked to do after a couple of tries or fewer. We noticed a significant improvement in her foot skills and ball handling after just 3-4 sessions and she has kept improving. Her travel team coach has commented on the tremendous difference in the way she plays.

Strength and Conditioning

Ever since I’ve started training with Erica, I’ve noticed my lifts getting better and my core getting more powerful. Now I’m able to lift weights I never thought I could manage before

I was 15 pounds overweight and really thinking that my playing career could be over. Now I’m playing the best soccer I have been playing since I was 17. Just to give everyone an idea of how bad my hips were when we started out, I could barely do a hip raise without weight, and now I am doing this stuff with ease. I am excited about keeping this journey going with Erica as my strength coach. She has made me more powerful, explosive, agile, and has showed me hip mobility exercises, which has been my main problem area since we started. If you’re looking for someone who is truly looking out for your better interest, Erica is the person to go to.” –Chris Saul, Men’s Semi-Professional Soccer Player.

Many girls my age think that the best way to stay lean and in shape is to do nothing but yoga and cardio. Over the past few years this had become my routine as well until Erica stepped in almost a year ago. At first I was surprised by the amount of weight training that was added to our bi-weekly meetings since I was always told (by people who think they are experts) that if I kept moving to heavier weights that I would start to look bulky instead of leaner. Erica has done a terrific job into proving that theory wrong! Over the months she has provided a great rotation of various exercises, lifts, types of work-outs and even healthy meal and snack ideas which has helped create a toner and stronger me! She has made adjustments to each session based on how my body reacted and not of a check list like my previous trainers, i.e. 50 push-up, 100 crunches etc. Each session brings a new obstacle such as a kettle bell workout, crawling, glute toning, or core activation, which allows me to implement a new phase to my workouts on Erica’s off days.

Since starting Erica Suter’s nutrition and workout program, I have seen mental and physical results that I didn’t even know were possible. The first week was tough, as is any new lifestyle change. However, after I made it past the first week and developed a routine, it seemed like second nature to reach for fruit instead of cookies, and lean meats and vegetables instead of cheese-laden MONSTERS. It didn’t take long for me to realize how much stronger I was becoming, mentally and physically. I could go on about how amazing being on Erica’s plan has been. In the nearly 3 months that I’ve been participating in it, I can see how this has become the new normal for how I will live my life.

Erica’s strength program was easy to follow and fun – fun to see how my body can change for the better in a matter of week. I’m a soccer player too and I felt so much lighter on the field and quicker on my feet!

I have learned many new exercises and moves that have transformed my body and continue to help me build the strength I desire. I highly recommend Erica for her expertise and positive attitude!

One of the first things that impressed me about Erica was how down to earth and approachable she was. Despite being an accomplished athlete with a perfect body in my opinion, she never made me feel intimidated and gave me so much confidence. She listened to what I had to say, something trainers don’t do sometimes. She didn’t “lecture” me and just tell me what to do. She wanted to know about what kind of training I’ve done, what I like, what I don’t like, how I eat, what I like to eat. When she gave me advice it never felt like she was criticizing me, more like she was adding her expertise to what I already knew/did so that I could maximize my results. She genuinely believed in me and my story and I felt like I was having a conversation athlete to athlete not athlete to student (not that I’m an athlete but you get the point). She offered to demonstrate everything thoroughly for me and checked in with me on a regular basis. My favorite thing about her is that you can tell she genuinely likes what she does, she has this amazing energy and aura that really motivates you. When you have a setback, she’s not negative about it, but she tells you not to beat yourself up (something I do all the time) and keep going. In other words, she pushes you in a positive way, trying to prove to you that you can do anything if you’re committed but is very realistic. And that’s what matters in the long run and will help you have consistent results. Whether you want to lose weight, get in the best shape of your life or eventually do a pull up, it doesn’t matter. Above all she really reminded me how important it is to love yourself, not be so critical and have a proper mindset, something a lot of people forget about. Including myself.

Erica is so motivational to me. Not only is she encouraging but she’s also a very beautiful person, both physically and spiritually. I just can’t say enough good things about her and I truly see her as a great friend, not just a trainer.

Prior to meeting Erica to start my new strength training plan, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I did know going into the initial consultation what I wanted to get out of being on a training program and nutrition plan. I was looking for a trainer who would push me to be more fit and healthy but understand that results would take time to achieve. I didn’t want a trainer who going to force my progress; I wanted someone who would move at my pace and motivate me along the way. Within the first five minutes of talking with Erica, I knew this is what I would get. She walked me through every exercise to make sure I did it correctly with proper form and she walked me through how I would progress from week to week. If we came across an exercise that was too challenging at first, she showed me how I would transition into the more challenging exercise. Not once did I feel like I could not do it. She was full of encouragement and motivation. When we went through the nutrition plan, she stressed for me to NOT count calories. She wanted me to be healthy and nourish my body properly and really helped me to feel good in my own skin.
My first week of the training was amazing. She had created workouts that were exactly what I was looking for. Erica had me breaking lifelong habits in one week. I was eating better, I had more energy, and I felt stronger! And she offers amazing support along the way. I would recommend Erica to everyone because she has the power to change the lives of anyone she works with.

From a senior citizen’s perspective, I was thoroughly satisfied with the training program I received from Erica Suter. Erica’s “people skills” are exceptional and her expertise as a trainer enabled me to understand the operation of the gym’s equipment and the appropriate exercises to keep me agile.

Erica has that special knack to put one at ease through a gradual approach to reach one’s personal goals. Good listening skills, knowledge of anatomy, and understanding of training equipment has provided me a skill set to independently continue my personal strength training program.

Erica has been a wonderful help in getting me started on a healthier, more manageable lifestyle. She listened to my goals during our consultation and was very attentive to making sure that she was creating a plan I could manage with my particular schedule. I have enjoyed her simple meal plans and they have made a positive difference in my digestive health. While she certainly has the knowledge and experience to be a great trainer, her best trait is her responsiveness and availability to her clients. While I have not worked with her in-person due to living in a different state, she has not forgotten me and regularly checks in with me. I appreciate her keeping in touch and making sure I am staying on track. I look forward to the progress I am going to make with her help.