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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

  • 11 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
  • 2013 2nd place Masters 35 Tahoe Show
  • 2014 1st place Open Figure, 1st place 35+ and 45+ Masters figure
  • 2014 1st place Open Figure D, masters 35+ and Master 45+ Tahoe Show
  • 2015 Cofounded Breast Cancer 2 Bikini (BC2B)
  • 2016 Triumphant Awards Health and Fitness, Girls Scouts of Nevada
  • Lululemon Ambassador
  • 2017 3rd place NPC West Coast Classic
  • 2017 1st place Figure Open D The Tahoe Show
  • 2017 2nd Master Figure 45+ The Tahoe Show
  • 2017 3rd place 45+ Masters Figure, 4th place 35+ Masters figure and Open Figure D
  • 2017 Nominated as RGJ Citizen of the Year for BC2B work

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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Antione

Antione Swinson

Education/Certifications

  • NASM Corrective Exercise (CES)
  • NASM Performance Enhancement (PES)
  • Youth Fitness Specialist
  • MA Speech Communication
  • NASM PT Certified
  • Crossfit Level 1
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
  • Exercise Nutrition Certified

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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PT

PT

Education/Certifications

  • University of Nevada, Reno- BS Civil Engineering
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified

Years of Industry Experience

  • 5+ years

Biography
PT believes adding some movement to your day will make every aspect of your life better. As a trainer and athlete, PT is passionate about making movement an enjoyable and fulfilling part of your lifestyle. She will show you how much fun it can be to consistently accomplish fitness goals while at the same time being relentlessly challenged to set new ones.

She has years of experience coaching CrossFit, high school soccer, groups fitness classes, and personal training. She has worked with adults and high school athletes alike. PT's broad background makes her a well-rounded leader in fitness. She can help you achieve your goals at any level, and then help you discover new ones.

Currently, she plays for the local women's semi-pro soccer team and enjoys fitness/weightlifting competitions, playing in local soccer leagues, and getting outside. She grew up playing competitive club soccer and also participated in weightlifting, basketball, swimming, and track.

After 5 years of working a full-time desk job, PT learned that our bodies were not meant to be constantly sedentary. She believes movement is the most efficient way to take care of your body and your mind. Fitness improves both your mental and physical well-being. The benefits of genuine and enjoyable hard work are endless and include increased confidence, mental clarity, and overall happiness with life.

"People are capable of more than they believe and it is inspiring to be a part of their growth." Come spend the best hour of your day with PT in the positive community of Evoke and CrossFit Bangarang.



Athletic Accomplishments

  • Reno Tahoe Liberty FC Soccer Player 
  • Individual and Team CrossFit Competitions
  • USA Weightlifting Member and Competitor
  • Rock-n-River Half Marathon
  • Graeagle Sprint Triathlon (5+ years)
  • Tough Mudder- Northstar
  • High School Soccer Coach
  • Nevada All-State Soccer Midfielder
  • Club Soccer

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Deana Henderson

Education/Certifications

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts
  • CRP/First Aid Certified
  • BA in Speech Pathology

Biography
Along with their 4 boys Deana and her husband are in ministry together at Living Stones Church in South Reno. Deana has always enjoyed sports and as her final season of High School athletics ended she found her next athletic endeavor in the Martial Arts. For 14 years she trained and taught Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Krav Maga to both adults and children along with training many to reach their fitness goals through cardio kickboxing and boot camp style classes.

Raising and homeschooling boys has changed the perimeters of fitness from getting it "when she wants" to fitting it in "when it fits" but has never changed her goals to stay strong and healthy for herself and her family.

Being a 4th generation Reno native she recognizes and loves to train with many familiar faces at Evoke!



Athletic Accomplishments

  • Varsity Volleyball
  • 1st Degree Black Belt; Best Overall Tester
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt; Best Fitness
  • 4 Kids... (no drugs HA!)

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