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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 integrated massage. I am deeply passionate about unlocking a person’s ability to grow both physically and mentally by overcoming the challenges of physical training. By fostering a greater body awareness through the combination of intelligent programming and targeted tissue release you will have the confidence and knowledge to pursue your passions inside and outside the gym, while having knowledge to help remediate pain and tissue dysfunction as it occurs. 

Focusing on functional movement patterns and resolving tissue dysfunction/pain through deep tissue massage paired with targeted strength training is a fascinating obsession that I have been studying for years. 

I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and have earned 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; as well as  a certified Bioforce Conditioning Coach.

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

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

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

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If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you…

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I have been working out consistently for over 30 years and started working out with Evan  15 months ago. In that time I have gained 15 pounds of lean mass, which has always proved difficult for me.   In addition to that I am much stronger, more physically balanced and flexible.   Evan is passionate about what he does and has vast knowledge of anatomy, physiology, nutrition and pain/ tension remediation.  It is amazing to me how he can identify and, instantly, release tension and subsequent discomfort or pain.   
He has a extraordinarily keen eye for proper movement and communicates very well so I can execute with precision. 
The only thing that eclipses his training expertise is his perennially great attitude!      

Jeff Twohig

I have had the pleasure to work with Evan Smith for over 3 years. Both in person and remotely.

When I met Evan I had no level of training or any kind of knowledge about proper movement.

I was also about 230 pounds, constantly tired and in pain. The thing I noticed first about my experience with Evan was that if I showed up and did what was asked of me, then I got results!

I learned how to push my body and my mind safely. Avoiding injury and setbacks. Evan is great at sensing what will get results for his clients.

He knows when I’m holding myself back so he pushes me through and he knows when I’m at my peak and gives me the praise and encouragement that I also need to hear.

I was never afraid to try something new because I knew that I would have a thorough explanation and visual example to follow.

Over 3 years later I am still working with Evan.

I am pain free, have unlimited energy and confidence and most of all I FEEL great. I’m at my healthiest weight ever thanks to Evan.

He took an overweight girl with no sense of how to break the cycle of self destruction and made her into an ATHLETE! And it was fun!!

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Keshia Kailey

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