Evelyn comes to us with a variety of experiences. She was born in Meridian and moved to Enterprise at age 9. After high school and earning a Degree in Broadcast Communications in 2002, Evelyn worked as a television news technical director for WIAT-TV 42 (CBS) in Birmingham, Alabama, WCSC-TV 5 (CBS) in Charleston, South Carolina, and WTOK-TV 11 (ABC) here in Meridian. After 12 years in Broadcasting, Evelyn decided to return to college to pursue her passion for fitness. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of West Alabama in May of 2014. While in college, she was named the 2014 Outstanding Exercise Science Student and participated in several undergraduate research projects. She is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist, Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Group Exercise Instructor. She is also an RRCA Certified Running Coach and a TRX Instructor.
Her obsession: Running. In 2006 she began running after a co-worker asked her to help manage a team for a local charity 5K. She continued to run 5K’s and 10K’s to stay fit until 2009 when she finally gathered enough courage to run her first marathon. As of 2018, she has completed over 60 marathons and more than 150 other distance races including triathlons and a 50-mile ultramarathon. Also in 2018, she will have run a marathon in each of the 50 states. She is a member of Marathon Maniacs and the 50 states marathon Club.
Her motto: Never limit your challenges; Challenge your limits!
Evelyn and her Husband, Wes, live in Meridian with their 4 “children”- dogs Willie and Max, and two cats, Phoebe and Drake.
Alex Leming is a Mississippi State graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. She is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit L-2 Trainer, CrossFit Kids Trainer, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE Sports Conditioning Specialist and ACE Mind Body Specialist. She also holds an ACE Group Fitness certification and various certifications in aquatics. Alex’s goal is to help others lead happier and healthier lives spiritually, physically, and mentally so they are equipped for success in and out of the gym. Overall, physical fitness should never be viewed as an “end goal” but rather an ever-changing skill set and creation of healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Rob Owens is a native of Meridian, Mississippi who graduated from Meridian High School. He always had a love for sports and fitness. It all started when he was twelve years old. He helped his teammates win the Magnolia Little League Baseball Championship. Being a teenager, he taught young children the fundamentals of sports and finding alternative outlets for making bad choices in life. As an adult, he volunteered as a leader and organizer for the Royal Rangers at his local church. He taught the principles of helping young men grow physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. He later followed one of his dreams by winning the 2001 Mississippi Junior and the 2005 Mississippi State Bodybuilding Championship. He is a certified Fitness Trainer and Nutritional Specialist with International Sports Science Association and also certified in Adult CPR/ AED Standard First Aid.
He has been a competitive bodybuilder for 10 years, but he is currently serving as a judge for the National Physique Committee. His greatest joy is assisting people to become healthy and improve their quality of life through healthy eating habits and daily exercise. He has helped several clients to fulfill their dreams of competing and placing first place in bodybuilding, fitness, and bikini divisions. Utilizing knowledge and past experiences, he creates a positive and enjoyable environment for his clients. His philosophy emphasizes the continual lifelong learning as he works toward enhancing the well-being of his clients on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist. Loves to continue learning, changing, and growing as a result. Embodies the saying, “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it; the time will pass anyway.”
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