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Who We Are

Mena

Education/Certifications

  • Fresno State University, Marketing
  • NETA PT Certified
  • CPR Certified
  • ADHD Certified

Years of Industry Experience

  • 8+ years

Biography
I realized one day that I had a choice: continue the upwards weight climb I was experiencing after my second child, or become healthy and fit for myself and my family. I chose to get myself into shape, and as I continually put forth the effort, the acknowledgement from others and the results I was getting proved additionally motivating. It didn't take long for me to become hooked on fitness, as my achievements in the field began to expand, first starting as a kick-boxing instructor then getting NETA certified, and now owning my own training facility. To me, fitness is not just my job, it's my passion.

One of my greatest joys is to experience first hand someone's life changing and helping them to find their confidence and their mental well being through fitness. I don't allow a client to tell me they can't do it-- there are always ways and modifications that can help you to push to the next level. Whether you are an athlete, new to fitness or wanting to challenge yourself in new ways, I want to help make that happen.

I feel the key to all success stories is consistency and pushing beyond what people feel their capabilities are. I have been there, I have had the struggles that present themselves daily to us as business women, as mothers, as wives. I know it can be done. There is no excuse that can't be overcome. Although I am forthcoming that it won't be an easy road, to achieve results, I insist that you treat exercising like brushing your teeth part of your everyday life. If you want it badly enough, your diligence will pay off!

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 2008-2009: CIM MRI Marathon relay team 2008 1st place, 2009 2nd place team
  • 2009: Big Sur 2nd place women's, Rock and Roll San Diego Relay marathon 3rd place
  • 2010-2012: Reno Tahoe Odyssey MRI team runner
  • 2013 Figure Competitor, 1st place Open Figure Nevada State Show
  • 2013 2nd Place 35+ Figure Nevada State Show

Mena@Evokefit.com

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Iain

Iain Dykins

Education/Certifications

  • University Central Missouri, BS Exercise Science
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
  • Crossfit Functional Movement/Mobility
  • Trigger Point Therapy Certification
  • ACSM CPT

Years of Industry Experience

  • 7+ years

Biography
To Iain, CrossFit has changed his perception of what true fitness is. He has enjoyed being able to challenge his physical limits in various domains.

Iain finds coaching to be rewarding and fulfilling because he gets to be part of an individual's physical and mental change, and he gets to see people become stronger every day.

CrossFit has become a way of life for Iain...not only has he established a wonderful family here at the gym, but he has also become a part of one of the best communities in the world: the CrossFit community. He enjoys spreading his passion and seeing other people love and benefit from CrossFit.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 3rd Base All-American UCM
  • Varsity Basketball, Baseball, Football

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Evven

Education/Certifications

  • University of Nevada, Reno, MA Speech Communication
  • CPR Certified
  • Spin Certified

Years of Industry Experience

  • 4+ years

Biography
From a young age, Evven has had a passion for movement. Whether it was swimming, dance team, basketball, or just riding her bike, she loved being active. Growing up in a small town, her extracurricular options were pretty simple: either she worked or she played sports. Guess which one she chose?!

She played basketball, volleyball, and ran track in high school before she moved to Reno in 2002 to attend the University of Nevada, where she earned an MA in Speech Communication. It was during a semester abroad that she discovered her love for running. In 2005 she decided to train for her first marathon, which opened the doors to a new foundation of fitness.

Evven believes that health is a gift, and functional movement paired with proper eating habits leads to a longer, happier, and more rewarding quality of life. We each have very unique and valuable bodies that need to be taken care of! Eat well, sleep well, and drink water like nobody's business. Don't forget, this is YOUR special journey!

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Portland Marathon
  • Nike Women's Half Marathon
  • Rock-n-River Half Marathon
  • Folsom Half Marathon
  • CIM Relay
  • Donner Triathlon
  • Ragnar SoCal
  • Ragnar Las Vegas
  • Reno-Tahoe Odyssey
  • Reno 5000

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Lisa

Lisa

Education/Certifications

  • NASM Certified
  • Les Mills Certified

Years of Industry Experience

  • 15+ years

Biography
Lisa has been in the fitness industry for 15 years. Her experience ranges from personal training, Pilates and group exercise, to post rehabilitation breast cancer patients and post surgical orthopedic patients.

Lisa prides herself on being a good example of what fitness should be. Her transformation and journey from obesity to becoming a bikini competitor prove that she understands the amount of mental as well as physical endurance it takes to meet your goals. Always energetic and spunky, Lisa loves to motivate, encourage and challenge her clients. "I love what I do and try to express that to all my clients!"



Athletic Accomplishments

  • NPC Bikini Competitor

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Tyler

Tyler

Education/Certifications

  • NASM Certified
  • Ignite 360 Performance Training
  • Parisi Speed School

Years of Industry Experience

  • 10+ years

Biography
Tyler is a highly motivated fitness and sports performance specialist with over ten years of experience training and coaching. He has received certificates from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Ignite 360 Performance Training and Parisi Speed School. Tyler provides a valuable and reliable protocol to identify efficient movement patterns and evaluate functional physical skills that are essential to helping athletes of all ages to maximize their performance, balance, coordination, strength, agility and energy capacity. With continued athletic drive, passion and innovative training. Tyler is dedicated to helping all his clients achieve their athletic goals and a healthy living lifestyle.

Next Level Athletes:
Josh Mauga, Middle Linebacker New York Jets | Natalya Beneschott, Former U.S. Elite Gymnast | Dan Capparelli, +30 Expert and the VetPro National Hare & Hound Championship | Kimberly Naut, Idaho State University Volleyball Team | Ashley Pender, Willamette University Softball Team, 2014 AllRegion Division 3 | Jordan De Leon, Reed HS, 2014 Nevada State Rushing Record

Athletic Accomplishments

  • HS Team Training
  • SYFL Team Training
  • Pop Warner Team Training
  • Reno Big Horn Team Training
  • 2011-2013 Tough Mudder
  • 2012 Odyssey
  • 2013 Human Performance Champion

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Molly

Molly

Education/Certifications

  • University of Nevada, Reno, BS Biology
  • NASM Certified

Biography
I have been blessed to start my fitness career at Evoke. With Mena as my mentor for these past six months, along with studying through NASM, it has given me the fundamentals to help others with their fitness goals. Fitness has been my life from high school sports and outdoor activities to diving in college. Being a collegiate athlete made me realize that I want to be able to help people achieve their biggest goals and become the best athlete they can be. With my certification, passion and amazing mentor I am finally ready to help others!



Athletic Accomplishments

  • All American High School Athlete
  • MVC (Division 1) Conference Diving Top Ten
  • Best of the West Bikini Competition 4th Place

Molly@Evokefit.com

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Antione

Antione Swinson

Education/Certifications

  • NASM Corrective Exercise (CES)
  • NASM Performance Enhancement (PES)
  • Youth Fitness Specialist

Biography
He brings with him years of experience in this industry with a remarkable background in Athletic performance! For adults and kids alike, you will be thrilled with what Antoine can help you accomplish! 

As a coach, personal trainer, group instructor, or mentor Antione's goal is to provide knowledge, experience, and tools to assist you in achieving your goals. After coaching for over 15 years and having a passion to help all athletes perform better within their physical ability led him to becoming a performance coach where he can help others excel in sports and activities of daily living.  

His philosophy is to provide a professional, education based, detailed, and informative training protocol including communication as another key component of your success.

His mission to find the right balance and individualized approach within every aspect of training necessary for you to achieve your goals.

Antione has trained a variety of athletes both boys and girls from football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, golf, lacrosse, track and field. He also has certifications with the National Association of Speed and Explosion, USA Track and Field Level 1, US Lacrosse Boys, and US Lacrosse Girls.



Athletic Accomplishments

  • Bishop Manogue Catholic High School Freshman and JV Football 
  • Reno Pop Warner Bulldogs - Midget
  • Reno Pop Warner Razorbacks - Pee-wee and Junior Midget
  • Reno Pop Warner Jaguars - Junior Pee-wee
  • Reno Pop Warner Huskers - Mighty Mite

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