About Me

Eric started his journey in health and fitness at the age of 13. After growing up as an overweight youth, he found exercise and nutrition as an empowering path for changing his life.

Eager to get out in the field, Eric completed his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Missouri State University early and moved to California. There, he attended California State University at Long Beach and received a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. While his conventional education is foundational, he believes that continuing education is where health professionals really evolve and make a difference. To solidify his knowledge and expertise as a fitness professional Eric received credentials as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) and Level II Exercise is Medicine Practitioner (EIM2) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and Level II Functional Movement Techniques (FMT2) through RockTape. With a strong foundation in the science of movement, Eric then took his nutrition education and practice to the next level by becoming a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). It is this area that really sets him apart as a health and wellness professional as he brings the full picture of fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle together.

Eric opened his first health and wellness studio, Progressive Health & Performance (PHP), in February of 2018. Since then, PHP has exploded in popularity and has grown to a team of 12 Kinesiologists and Functional Medicine Practitioners to help nearly every population. PHP has specialists in:

- Athletic Performance
- Tactical Performance and Preparation
- Neurological deficits (MS, Stroke, Parkinson’s)
- Pain Relief and Rehabilitation
- Fat loss and Body Composition
- Chronic Illness
- Autoimmune Disease

What to Expect

Client Success Story

Some success examples:

Helped countless teenagers reach the collegiate level in softball, football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, golf, soccer, and track.
Helped countless people rehab and get out of low back, hip, and knee pain.
Helped an MS client learn to walk on her own again after years with a cane/wheelchair.
Helped 3 people lose over 60 lbs.


  • Athletic Performance
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bodyweight Training
  • Boot Camp
  • Bosu
  • Cardio
  • Circuit Training
  • Core
  • Cross Country
  • Endurance Training
  • Football
  • Functional Training
  • Golf Training
  • High Intensity
  • Hiking
  • Hockey
  • Jogging
  • Kettlebell
  • Marathon Training
  • Personal Training
  • Plyometric
  • Post-Natal Fitness
  • Pre-Natal Fitness
  • Rehab Training
  • Resistance
  • Rowing
  • Running
  • Senior Fitness
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Strength And Conditioning
  • Stretching
  • Suspension Training
  • Track and Field
  • Trail Running
  • Triathlon
  • TRX
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

I Can Help You Accomplish

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Firming And Toning
  • Flexibility
  • Increase Muscle Strength
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Endurance Training
  • Body Building
  • Nutrition
  • Pre/Post Natal

Training Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Training Location

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Willing To Travel To Client
  • 15 Miles Radius
  • Murrieta, CA 92563
  • Progressive Health &
  • 39400 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd, 122 A
  • Murrieta, CA 92563

  I can travel within 8 miles of zip code 92563

General Availability

Sunday Inquire about availability
Monday 6am - 8pm
Tuesday 6am - 8pm
Wednesday 6am - 8pm
Thursday 6am - 8pm
Friday 6am - 8pm
Saturday 6am - 12pm

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Your first session is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Client Feedback

Kara S.

I’ve been a client of the owner, Eric Cruz for about 6 years now. He’s finally opened up a gym of his own and I definitely love the atmosphere, goals he has for the place, the trainers he’s acquired along the journey, the equipment, etc. But the knowledge and commitment to each client is what makes you want to stay and train. I started as a naive person wanting to get into a healthy workout routine and fix my weaknesses into a woman who loves to workout, set and achieve new goals, and now a an expectant mother learning how to stay healthy and workout and teach different goals of mine. I’m always learning new things and feel apart of a family here. This isn’t like any other training gym you’ve been to, it’s a complete commitment to your goals inside and outside of the gym whether it’s personal, physical, nutritional, or to fix injuries.

July 10, 2019 • Verified
Jessica E.

After a long deliberation with my self , I decided to finally get myself a personal trainer. I've never worked out a day in my life (except the normal stroll with my dog , every other day) . So this was a little scary. But thankfully Eric made this experience a wonderful one. From the first email, address me by name and acknowledged my current situation and goals that were included in the questionnaire ( the other trainers I had respond to me, we're like, on auto reply or something. Maybe they were out on vacation? Idk) Anyway, pro health was the best decision I've made. If your nervous about working out, suffer from anxiety or just not sure if you can really pull it off. Eric will help you reach your goals and you'll see results fast. I did. The work out plan he had for me was 100% customized for me. Within the first 2 weeks my butt and hips were getting toner then I've ever seen them, it felt so good seeing my body transform so fast. And to be honest I WAS NOT dieting, HOWEVER at the same time my mind didn't want a bunch of junk food no more and my moods we're so much better and i motivated everyday. Pro health is a perfect example of what a personal trainer should be knowledgeable, ( I had a lot of random questions and he was able to answer them every time ) friendly, confident and makes sure you have a personal experience reaching your goals and keeps you motivated. Keep up the good work! Your amazing

July 10, 2019 • Verified
Charise K.

Truly professional. Looking forward to a continued relationship.

July 10, 2019 • Verified
Heain A.

I've been working with Eric for a little over 3 months and have been very pleased with the results. Not only have I been pain free in my shoulder, but I've also gotten much stronger. On our initial meeting, he was very quickly able to tell what I needed to focus on and made a plan to fit my needs. He absolutely knows what he is talking about and has been able to give me a clear answer on every question I've had concerning health, exercise, the body, etc. Eric is also very flexible with scheduling. Great trainer 5/5 stars.

July 10, 2019 • Verified
Tara J.

Wanted to thank Eric for all the hard work this past year. Working with our crazy schedules, being supportive and motivating. My son started with Eric a year ago this March, we have seen a complete transformation, in performance and less injuries. He was recently asked to tryout for the cross country team at Great Oak High School. We got Eric to work on his running and am proud to say he blew it away today!! He came in 3rd place breaking the High school record and made the Varsity team as a Freshman. We couldn't have done it without the team at DF. Thank you so much for getting us here.

July 10, 2019 • Verified
Mark B.

Eric is extremely knowledgeable and his education, knowledge and experience are perfect for my needs. Due to a number of prior injuries and specific areas I need to work on for my general fitness but also the wide-range of sporting activities I participate in, Eric's knowledge and experience are very valuable and confidence inspiring. He is very professional and always changes up our workouts to meet my specific needs.

July 10, 2019 • Verified
Sandra J.

Eric and "crew" are very well qualified, careful and attentive to work with you and get the results you desire. If you are looking for a wellness approach to health, this is the place to be.

July 10, 2019 • Verified

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