We had the good fortune of connecting with Evie Kevish and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Evie, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Before I had kids I always worked out and thought I ate well. It was not until I started CrossFit and learned about food and nutrition that changed my life. Once I joined CrossFit I really started taking what I put into my body seriously. I wanted to be clean and healthy. After a few years of CrossFit, I decided it was time to start a family. I wanted to stay active during my pregnancy, so I did. I had two kids in two years and did CrossFit both pregnancies. I know working out and staying active absolutely helped me give birth and recover quickly.
I’m a natural and holistic Mama, so I knew I was going to breastfeed. I breastfed both of my girls until past 2.5 years old. However, while I was nursing I was always SO HUNGRY and THIRSTY. I could NOT stop eating and drinking water. It was insane. I was overweight, chubby and NOT happy with the way I look or felt at all. I couldn’t take it anymore.
I decided to change: I am going to start a home gym and start working out 5 days a week. That was May 11, 2017, and I have not stopped since.
I made the decision to stay committed and here I am years later so happy and thankful I choose this path.
The working out part was a start, but I wanted to learn about plant based nutrition now. I became a vegan on my 40th birthday and could not feel better about this decision. Once I started learning about veganism, it had me hooked. I did not want to put acidic, low vibration foods into my body. Then I started learning about fruit and the power of fruit! It CHANGED MY LIFE.
I started drinking fruit smoothies every day in March 2018 and stuck with that until I started getting into juicing in December of 2019. In January 2020, I decided to juice every week of the year. I stuck to it and the results have been incredible. I’ve leaned out and made gains on my lifts. I look younger, feel younger, happier and I want you to feel like this too.
Now that I am a Certified Juicing Therapist I want to inspire, educate, and motivate people like you to get on this journey and choose this lifestyle. I want you to know that YOU can heal your body if you create the right conditions for it. Once you try it, I bet you’ll be hooked too. You will want to incorporate this into your daily lifestyle and habits. Let me help you get there.
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?
As a Certified Juice Therapist, I offer support as you embrace a holistic, healthy lifestyle—and that starts with 1 juice a day.
What sets me apart from others is that I focus on cleansing and healing rather than numbers (such as weight, what size clothes you wear, counting calories, etc.) I am all about inspiring, educating and motivating people of the power of juice and holistic health.
I am excited about helping others and seeing them implement the work and seeing results. Getting healthier, feeling better – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way.
I am where I am today because I just keep showing up and putting in the work. Is it easy? No – starting a business during the pandemic was challenging but also so rewarding because people really started to take their health more seriously and were looking for more natural, holistic approaches to health. I started creating free shareable content to help others. Offering free juicing recipes, ingredients, shopping lists and video demonstrations on how to juice, to name a few.
Lessons I have learned along the way are to be open and sensitive to everyone and their journey. You do not know what people are going through and why they have gotten to a state of sickness, disease and hopelessness. Not everyone understands the power of juice, fruits and plants. So I really take that into consideration when helping someone. Majority of people are uneducated and overmedicated and not thinking clearly due to brain fog, and other factors within the body that are physically and mentally weighing them down. Most people need to be educated that is all.
What I want the world to know about my brand and story is that you can be healthy, sexy, fit, confident and feel so good if you fuel your body with the right things and put in the work. Your life can change for the better with just 1 juice a day. I had two kids in two years. I remember being overweight, feeling sluggish, not confident and not healthy. I changed my life with juice and I have never looked back. Nothing tastes better than being healthy, fit and free!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting I would take them out for a fun evening filled with yummy vegan food followed by clubbing and dancing! I am a die hard techno lover and still love to dance and feel the bass so I love going to clubs and seeing DJs live.
We would go to dinner at Sunda – their vegan selections are absolutely incredible. Vegan sushi, vegan pad thai and vegan mochi!? YES!! Then we would go clubbing around the city depending on who is playing where. But one of my favs is Smartbar because there is no dress code and they have the best sound system in the city.
I love going around the city to check out graffiti and murals. Pilsen and The Fulton Market have some amazing murals.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Yes for sure! I would love to throw a shout out to the Owner & Founder of the Juice Guru Institute – Steve Prussack. He was there for me and helped me along the way. In addition to that – Jill Wise my Brand Strategist. She helped me so much and was really a huge support for me to get up and running.
I would also like to mention that I listen to motivational speakers daily while I am getting ready and they really get my mind right for the day. Lewis Howes & Eric the Hip Hop Preacher really get me hype!