Evan's Story


I have suffered from chronic tendonitis and inflammation for over 4 years. I have tried physical therapy, a nutritionist, chiropractor, injections and medications to get rid of plantar fasciitis golfers and tennis elbow. Nothing worked. 


I joined Fuse in November 2020 as I was losing interest and motivation working out on my own at home. Working out at Fuse, focusing on my posture and core has significantly reduced my pain. Living with chronic pain impacts not only your body, but more importantly, your mind. I had given in to the idea that I would be in pain for the rest of my life and that I would just need to live with it. My joy had been stolen from me by my pain.


I decided to join the Challenge to be a part of something as a team and to push myself. I had never done a team challenge before and I know now that if I did it on my own I could not have gotten the same results. I didn't want to let my team down. I especially did not want to let down my teammate, Jack Welters. From what I have heard he does not like to lose! Frankly, I'm terrified of him and needed to perform well. lol

My results make me want to keep it going and not go back to the place where I was. I've found meals and snacks that work for my body and taste great. Before this journey started, I discovered Red Lentil pasta and honey. I have both for every meal I eat. My friends cringe when they see Red Lentils and honey on my eggs but I love it and it helps me stay on track.


Matt helped me with my portions and other food suggestions. I checked in with him after the first week just to make sure I was on the right path. I would send him emails and he'd get back to me with his thoughts. 


Overall, I'm really happy with how I look and know that I am not finished yet. After my check-in I went out to dinner with my family to celebrate and was back at it the next day. I know I can keep this lifestyle change going. I look forward to working out with my new 9:30 friends!