Meet Evina Del Pizzo; a well-established Fitness Educator, Contributing Writer, NPC Iron Man Overall Winner, National Competitor, Certified Master Trainer, and former Hawaiian Tropic Model. Currently, Evina owns a training facility in Chatsworth, California; Strong House Training. Her and her husband teach the majority of the classes, whilst also taking on one on one clients during the day.
In her earlier years of her experience, Evina Del Pizzo was fortunate enough to travel the States with famed tanning oil company, Hawaiian Tropic. When the pageant circuit was cut from Hawaiian Tropic program in 2010, Evina Del Pizzo found the NPC and the transition of bikini girls was making their way into the classes. Evina quickly found herself last (like 40th) in her first competition, but kept going til she eventually placed 5th in her first show in 2013. From there she desired to learn more and modified her training regimen and made her way up the ladder to finally placing Overall in the NPC Iron Man Naturally 2016. She quickly found herself writing for magazines, speaking at colleges, and overseeing a training department. Eventually, Evina and her husband Wil, founded and started Strong House Training in Chatsworth, California.
"I have a vision of purpose. I personally know I was put to have this path because of the impact fitness can make on someones life. Not just looking good, but feeling and moving good. My job is to just translate that in a language anyone can understand to build their athlete from the ground up." -Evina Del Pizzo
My goals depend on where my body is at. I am built pretty tough, and I feel that I am always finding a new way to channel my energy to do great things with my body no matter the stage in my life. I found that as long as I stick with recovery, I can always set a new goal. For example, I recently signed up for a triathlon with out any previous experience on what to expect. Even without any experience, my job is to just make time for the training when I can. The biggest obstacle for me is to find the time. I have found that as long as I manage my time management skills and stay on course, I will make time for my training. One of my favorite books for that is 168 Hours.
My nutrition is centric to having whole foods. This means that I eat foods that are closest to mother nature as possible. I find my protein sources come from organic meats, Greek yogurts, organic eggs, unsalted nuts and so fourth. My veggies and fruits are never frozen or canned. My carbohydrates are not heavily processed from enriched or bleached ingredients, so I stick to a variety of potatoes, rices, whole grains, and whole wheats. The best way I suggest anyone staying to a nutritional plan like the one I am one, is to learn how to cook and think of your food as fuel. I have tried every single diet in the book. But for myself a wholesome balanced plan, keeps me healthy and full on energy.
Why the EarthNutri the Team?:
I stand by my clients. What I give my members and clients is generally what I am taking or have experience taking. I don't believe in just putting anything into my body, but I believe in providing my body with the best quality ingredients to take care of my body for life.
My stack is pretty simple. I love the Vanilla Plant-Based Protein either by itself, or as a smoothie with different fruits in it after my workouts. The Energy and focus is better then coffee with it's amazing flavor profile and lack of jitters. First thing in the morning though, I take the Vitamin K12 + D3 + Aquamin which helps me keep my bones healthy.
Physical & Mental Training:
Depends on the goal I am training for. As a NPC Bikini Competitor I will train legs 3 times a week and upper body 2 times a week. My arms grow the fastest, so I can't hit them as often or I'll look like a figure competitor.
Since I am training for a triathlon, its all mostly cardio based. 3-4 times a week, wither running, biking, or swimming. My biggest concern with this style of training is that I am not eating enough which can and will stress me out. However, as long as I stay on top of my game plan and keep my meals down, I know I can really hit the goals I need to in order to complete this triathlon.
Tips on Happiness and Positivity:
For the last 11 years, I have been searching for any and all answer that I have been looking for to build and have happiness. The answer is something that I am still seeking, but the more quiet I am the happier I become. I find that if I rid toxic 'friendships' and honor my precious time, I found that it makes me far more successful in the happiness department.
I always think about my mom whenever someone ask me about my motivation. She is still with us, but her health has been on the down fall. Growing up as a kid, I just remember her being so immortal and strong. She completely was the type of woman that really didn't fit the traditional mold during her time. She worked 16 hours a day, carried items heavier then two of me's, did all the gardening, fixed everything, and I do mean everything. Her independence was driven by many years of fear. I knew that growing up, I didn't want to be in fear, I wanted to be strong. She too also challenges me to be the best woman I can become.
I really do enjoy being active even in my off time. As a gym owner, I try to find time outside of the gym. But that usually includes taking my 6 pound chihuahua out for a walk, or digging up my veggie garden in my back yard. Oddly enough, I enjoy a casual game of tennis every-once and a while.