We had the good fortune of connecting with Jared Evans and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jared, how does your business help the community?
My business is about helping people make health and fitness fit their lifestyle. There are tons of workout programs out there but having a custom fit program that fits your needs and goals is a bit trickier. I want to help people find fun, sustainable ways of getting into amazing overall condition so they can do cool stuff. I don’t just want you to look good and perform well in the gym, I want you to be able to use it in the real world. That means being able to take up a sport or hobby you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t think you could. Or being strong and confident enough to reach professional or personal goals. But I also want people to be able to move well for their whole life, without pain and injury. And since my business is based online, I can work with people anywhere in the country.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Since I have gone into online training, it has been an awesome experience. I took my 15+ years of in-person experience and created systems and processes that I could use with people remotely to give them affordable and flexible options for fitness. Getting to this point took a lot of work and it wasn’t easy. Through the years of in-person experience, I learned how to anticipate client needs and create a unique program for them. Transferring this skill online meant building a system from the ground up, but now that it is finished it has proven to be extremely effective.

I’m always working on my craft, I don’t ever plan to stop learning or refining what I do. I love to read about training, take courses, get new certifications in areas that interest me, and then take the useful information and pass it on to my clients. It is a slow process, because you have to be systematic to really understand what works and what doesn’t. It’s called exercise science after all. Business is the same way, you have to track your efforts and make sure you account for everything you do.

There are so many gimmicks in the fitness world, and it makes people jaded, filled with distrust. But I believe we need good trainers and coaches to inspire and lead people back to health. I want to be a part of changing the landscape away from shortcuts, crash diets, and trendy gadgets towards preventative health management. We can do that through better understanding of how to take care of our bodies, connecting with our inner kid who wants to move and play, and learning to love the journey. I want to help guide and educate people on how to do that.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Houston has a lot of places to eat and I love food, so we would go to some nice restaurants for sure! True Food in the Woodlands has amazing, healthy meals that are delicious. I love Star Cinema Grill in Vintage Park for dinner and a movie, that’s always fun. Perry’s and Peli Peli are also incredible. And we of course would have to go rock climbing at Inspire Rock in Cypress to burn off that food. It’s the best climbing gym I’ve been to in Houston, my wife and I go there every week. If my friend was down for some sparring, we would go to Ground Dwellers for some martial arts, the owner Eddie does a great job and they have all kinds of arts there, MMA, jiu jitsu, judo, and more.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Great question. When I first started thinking about this question I wanted to drop a lot of names, but then thought that would just look like I’m just trying to impress you with who I have read or met. Instead I’ll just say, I do owe a great deal to many, many people both professionally and personally for where I am today. But the people I want to thank the most are my parents. For letting me explore, for supporting my creativity, and making me the man I am today, thanks Mom and Dad.

Website: https://everythingbutthegym.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everythingbutthegym/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EBTGym

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs5lVXFWPMEwc8kqiOhAnEw

Other: Email: jared@everythingbutthegym.com

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