October 24, 2007
Eric Barber, Owner - Next Generation CrossFit in Tulsa, OK since 2007
Having grown up with an active lifestyle and background in athletics, (martial arts, football, wrestling), Eric began personal training in 1989 and soon earned numerous training certifications including American Council of Exercise (ACE). Over the next two decades, Eric has spent most of his work experience as a fitness manager and/or head trainer of numerous gyms and health clubs as well as working in Psychiatric Hospitals with at-risk youth.
After burning-out from two miserable experiences with "Natural Bodybuilding" competitions, Eric had a life changing experience on June 30th, 2006 after a little CrossFit workout named "Cindy". One year later, he opened his own box, Next Generation CrossFit.
When not working, Eric enjoys being with family and friends, the great outdoors, a good book or movie, and anywhere quiet with a strong cup of coffee. Click here to email Eric or call (918) 850-5069.
CrossFit Competition Experience:
2009 Competitor, CrossFit Southwest Regional Qualifiers, Ft Worth, TX
2011, 2012, 2013 Competitor, CrossFit Games Open
2012 Competitor, Exile Open Olympic Weightlifting meet, 1st place in age/weight division
2012 Competitor, Anarchy in OK (40-49 division), tied for 3rd place
2012 Competitor, Oklahoma Weighltlifting State Championships, 1st place in age/wgt division
2012 Competitor, Oklahoma CrossFit Challenge (40-49 division), tied for 2nd place
2013 Competitor, Fittest in OK (40-49 division), 1st place
CrossFit Event Experience:
2010, Director, South Central Sectionals, Tulsa, OK
2011, Director, North Central Regionals, Chicago, Il
2012, Director, Battle over Red Lands, Tulsa, OK