This was my second program in a row with Evada, and as before, it was a truly enjoyable experience. Evada’s workouts were challenging yet fun, and I felt comfortable saying when something wasn’t working for me. Her check ins were very thorough and helpful and all the workouts and nutrition plans were very clearly structured just for me and my specific goals. More importantly for me, she made nutrition and exercise completely accessible. Mainstream workout culture – a prime example being folks of the ‘fit-stagram’ persuasion- is saturated in misogyny, racism, trans/homophobia, fat hatred, and all around body shaming garbage. So it was awesome to work with someone who confronts these issues.
I have always found workout culture to be kind of intimidating; things like body building that are very much coded as ‘cis-dude spaces’ and the ads with suped-up bodies, supplements, enhancers, and unsustainable diets. After working with Evada I have found so much confidence in any gym I go to and have been exposed to so many awesome women, queer, trans/non-binary folks, people with disabilities, and people of colour, kicking ass and lifting heavy.