Eric Mackey

Posted by Joshua on 12/03/2015

Eric is a Certified Personal Trainer, Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, and Tucson native who has enjoyed an active and athletic life from an early age, swimming competitively during his formative years, and playing three seasons on the Rugby Team at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Eric first learned about CrossFit in 2007 following a severe nerve compression injury to his ribs and left shoulder. Looking for a functional strength training program for rehabilitation, Eric began doing scaled versions of the workouts posted on the CrossFit mainsite. It wasn’t long before he regained full use of his left shoulder & arm and began doing the workouts as Rx’d; he has been an avid CrossFitter ever since.

In addition to being the owner and one of the Coaches at HardVolume CrossFit, Eric maintains a private practice, Sonoran Athletic Therapies, which specializes in sports injury management, orthopedic massage, and improving movement, agility, and tissue mobility. Eric has taught courses in Sports Injury Management, Orthopedic Massage, Myofascial Therapies, Muscle Anatomy & Kinesiology, Neuromuscular Sciences, and Anatomy & Physiology at Pima Community College, Cortiva Institute Tucson, The Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, and The Providence Institute. He is in the long, long process of authoring two textbooks: Palpation and Kinesiology: An Integrated Approach for Bodyworkers and Sports Massage: Methodology – Direction – Application.

Eric’s CrossFit Certifications include the Level One Trainer Course; the Coaches’ Prep/Level Two Trainer Course; Olympic Weightlifting; Powerlifting; and Mobility & Recovery.  He is a Certified Level Two MovNat Trainer, and a Catalyst Athletics Level One Weightlifting Coach.