Wellness in North County:
An interview with a local Pilates expert
Interviewed exclusively by Chris Ahrens for Seaside Courier at PushHouse
191 N. El Camino Real, Suite 212 in Encinitas.
Surfing is a great upper-body conditioner, but the needed core and leg strength for demanding surf requires something other than mere wave riding.
I recently sat down with Kimi Evans, owner of PushHouse Pilates studio in Encinitas, about exercises for surfers and anyone else who needs a stronger core.
She offered tips on staying injury free while becoming better at your given sport. If she looks familiar to you it's because she's also the San Diego 6 morning meteorologist and traffic reporter.
I started coming to the pushHouse because I needed some strengthening and toning to maintain my lifestyle. I play tennis/surf 6 days a week and am 58 years old. Also, a friend had heard good things about the pushHouse and wanted to try it, so I joined him for the first few sessions. By my third visit, my lower back and core muscles were much stronger, which allowed to me play tennis without the usual soreness the day after playing. Since then I have been hooked.
Push It Real Good
PushHouse, a pilates, barre, and spin studio owned by Kimi Evans
BY KATELYN MONTERO
It’s as easy as riding a bike, but with a twist. Or shall we say, with a tilt. RealRyder takes the “stationary” out of stationary bikes, allowing cyclists to lean, turn, steer, and balance. The design engages more muscles than a normal stationary bike, without taking a toll on joints. The only studio in San Diego using them is PushHouse, a Pilates, barre, and spin studio owned by Kimi Evans, who is no stranger to predicting the next big thing. When she’s not at her studio, Evans can be seen on San Diego 6 as the morning meteorologist and traffic reporter. With some studies showing that RealRyders can help you burn up to 20 percent more calories than a regular stationary bike, why not take one for a spin? 191 North El Camino Real, Encinitas
Have you ever met someone so inspiring that it immediately causes you to take a look at your own life and make a transformation in the direction of your dreams? Kimi Evans is that person. This devoted, determined weather diva has conquered more careers than you can count on one hand. She is the epitome of what we look for in a DO Expert…and more.
Currently juggling two full-time, contrasting careers, Kimi Evans has learned to follow her heart and take chances. She grew up poor, living on food stamps with no father and no direction, but rather than let that set her back, Evans took matters into her own hands—as she’s continued to do throughout her life—and learned to seek direction from those she looked up to, following a path of service and self discovery until she metamorphosed into the incredibly motivated woman that she is today. As San Diego 6’s morning weather anchor and owner of two fast-growing San Diego-based fitness studios, Evans has so much of which to be proud. Yet, she’s still hoping for more out of her journey, and why not? She’s gorgeous, young, curious, accomplished and single (believe it or not). Evans wants to be a mother, a mentor, write a book and share her stories with the world. She has so much to give, and after getting to know her a little better, we are confident that she will make the most of the rest of her quest.