Derik has worked in the fitness and wellness industry for over 10 years. Originally from Lynchburg, Va He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.S. in psychology and minor Japanese and holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix. While attending VMI Derik was an All American football player and All conference track and field athlete. After college Derik obtained a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association he has worked with hundreds of clients amassing thousands of hours of experience in his field. Derik is an local advocate for fitness and wellness community building and education and works with numerous key local organizations to help reduce chronic disease rates.
Derik oversees business development, partnerships, and marketing for Charlotte Fitness Lifestyles. Derik's leadership and strategic execution of the CLTFITLIFE vision is key to the growth of Charlotte Fitness Lifestyles network which has grown to be the biggest and most compreshensive network for everything fitness and wellness related in the Charlotte region.
- Strength & Conditioning Coach, 10 years
- Bootcamp Instructor, 10 years