Autism Fitness - Eric Chessen

In this episode, Paul sits down with Eric Chessen, Owner and Head Coach at Autism Fitness. Eric specializes in coaching and training neurodivergent populations and has made it his mission to spread the word about the importance of physical activity and health for this population.  He educates and certifies other coaches with his Autism Fitness Certification and is working to create systemic change.

They discuss:

  • Eric’s path
  • The importance of physical activity for neurodivergent populations
  • The barriers specific to his target population
  • Common misconceptions about learning disabilities and fitness
  • Creating systemic change

And more…

Find Eric:

IG - @autismfitness


Eric Chessen, MS, is the Founder of Autism Fitness™. An exercise physiologist with an extensive background in behavior support, Eric has spent almost 20 years developing successful fitness and adapted PE programs for the ASD and Neurodiverse population. Eric is the creator of the PAC Profile™ Method, The Autism Fitness™ Certification, and is the Director of Neuroadaptive Programming for Inclusive Fitness. He consults with schools, organizations, and parents worldwide. A near lifelong New Yorker, Eric now resides and works in Charlotte, NC where he lifts heavy things and practices Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.


Paul's singular goal is to raise the bar for coaching. He is committed to being the signal through the static of the fitness and health industry. 

If you're a coach looking to take their education to the next level, make sure to visit 

If you're interested in coaching from Paul and his team, please visit 

Find him on Instagram: @pauloneid, @coachescorneru, @masterathleticperformance


Please support the podcast sponsors using the codes below:


@coachescorneru code PAUL10

@grindstone_blends PONEID10