Intro/Bio

 

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“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.”

This quote from the 16th century Japanese Buddhist philosopher, writer, and martial artist Miyamoto Musashi has always inspired me…

It reflects Musashi’s lifelong pursuit of expression through martial arts and contemplative philosophy.

I think of human movement as an art form — and like all art forms, the practice of focusing the mind and body to reflect and refine one’s expressive ability is an exercise of intellectual growth and bio-mechanical competency and possibility…

Pursuing mastery of our bodies through exercise is one of the most satisfying outlets we have. It is this expression that has fueled my lifelong love of martial arts — Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai being my favored forms.

I strive to teach mindfulness through movement and am deeply passionate about unlocking a person’s ability to grow both physically and mentally by overcoming the challenges of physical training. 

Focusing on functional movement patterns and resolving movement dysfunction is a fascinating obsession that I have been studying for years. 

I currently hold specialized certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); am a Functional Anatomy (FRC) Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist; am certified in The Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach; am certified as a Precision Nutrition PN1 nutritional coach; and am a certified Bioforce Conditioning Coach.

Additionally, I am a competitive Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete.

As a lifelong learner, I am continuously enhancing my professional competencies across disciplines, cultures, research and training opportunities both here and abroad.

I  specialize in one-on-one, semi-private, and group coaching.


“Training with Evan has been empowering to say the least. In a short matter of time, my strength & vitality has skyrocketed, and my posture has improved tremendously. 

I have watched my body lose several inches, while at the same time my muscle definition has increased beyond expectation….so exciting! 

Evan is truly inspiring, motivating, and wise beyond his yrs. I’m confident with Evan by my side, I will reach goals I never thought possible. 

I feel truly fortunate to have found such an amazing personal trainer…it is easy to see that Evan loves what he does. 

Thank you Evan, for your inspiration, your humor, and your friendship.”image1[984]

Stacy Wohl


“Evan Smith is an awesome coach. Period.

Here’s why: After having been out of sports and fitness for over 20 years I was really nervous about heading back to the gym.

Evan made me feel super comfortable, confident and enthusiastic.

His can-do-anything energy is contagious. After getting my feet back under me again, I signed up for his MittFitt class. It literally changed my life.

I haven’t had that much fun in years! Being a teacher by trade, I notice all of the small things that Evan does to make his clients motivated, comfortable, and stay on track.  

His attention to detail, knowledge of his trade, training skills and his lead by example attitude makes Evan an awesome coach. Period.” 

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Timothy Cooper

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