The YMCA of Pawtucket has chosen Nico Erausquin, of Johnston, to serve as its Health and Wellness Director.
Erausquin is an expert in strength and conditioning, exercise and fitness, and adaptive programming and has previously worked at the Cranston and East Side YMCAs. He has a total of 14 years of experience in his field.
“We are excited to have Nico at our MacColl YMCA leading our health initiatives,” said Jeanine Achin, the Chief Operations Officer at the YMCA of Pawtucket. “He will be opening our new adaptive gym that will offer options for all physical abilities. We will be purchasing equipment that is accessible to all including those who experience paralysis or neurological conditions. Nico is dedicated to helping all people set and reach their health goals.”
He previously served as the Adaptive Program Director at the Cranston YMCA and the Regional Health and Wellness Director at the Cranston and East Side YMCA. He also held positions in his field at Journey Forward, Sky Zone, Salve Regina College, and the City of Newport.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a focus on exercise science from the University of Rhode Island and is a certified by the NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI), in Louisville, Kentucky in neuromuscular recovery, activity-based therapy, upper extremity Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), and locomotor training.
“I’m excited to continue my work at the YMCA helping members of the community achieve their exercise, fitness, and health goals,” Eruasquin said. “I’ve devoted my career to exercise, fitness, and neurological and adaptive programming and am looking forward to building on this experience as the YMCA of Pawtucket’s Health and Wellness Director.”
Erausquin lives in Johnston with his wife Michaela and three children, Madeline, Grady, and Aubree.