Everett Moye is no stranger to the fitness scene. The son of a boxer, he and his siblings constantly went on outdoor adventures and challenged their neighbors to fitness challenges while growing up. A D3 football player in college, he now loves having the opportunity to help others progress and reach their goals. His career before getting into fitness and becoming an instructor at Revved Fitness in Tulsa? You’ll have to keep reading to find out!

What is your WHY? Why do you teach?

I train because I want to help others get better. It’s a great feeling to see others progress, reach goals, and make lifestyle changes, knowing you helped add to their quality of life. Fitness is fun and I want everybody to experience that. Being able to move easily and run around like a kid is freeing. Basically, I love to help people and this is an area where I feel I can really make a difference. I strive to encourage, motivate and empower you to get better. I also really enjoy connecting with clients and meeting new people; you can get a lot of perspective from others’ experiences and stories.

How did you first get into fitness?

I got into fitness young. I don’t think I ever stopped moving. My parents were active: my dad was a boxer and my mom introduced me to multiple sports. She was always taking my siblings and I on outdoor adventures. I remember leading my neighborhood friends through push-ups and crunches, running (and winning) races, playing backyard football & basketball. I had the competitive bug that led me to team sports. Playing football, basketball and running track in high school and then football at the D3 level in college.

What’s the best health/wellness advice you’ve ever received that has actually helped?

“Aim for 1 percent better everyday.” Any amount of progress is still moving you forward. Just stay patient and persistent. That goes for all aspects of life.

What’s your favorite workout to do when you’re not teaching?

I love to workout and try all different types from martial arts (jiu-jitsu, boxing, tae kwon do) to pilates to yoga when I have the time. Out of all of those I think boxing is my favorite because it’s great cardio and I love to skip rope.

What’s the last song you listened to on Spotify?

Win by Jay Rock.

Best thing in your fridge right now?

Pineapple and watermelon.

Go-to pre or post-workout snack?

Fruit and nuts. I could be a fruititarian.

Go-to morning beverage?

Water! Or tea and a fruit smoothie with some greens.

Favorite splurge meal/dessert?

Ugh… Confession time, I love all baked goods. I have a sweet tooth. For a meal, it would be between a buffalo chicken pizza and loaded french toast or waffles. Loaded with fruit, nuts, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.

Where do you get your health/wellness information?

I get the majority of my health/wellness information from ACE, who I got my personal trainer certification from. However, I’m always reading other books and articles to keep growing in the industry.

If this wasn’t your job, what would be your job?

I can’t really imagine that right now, I love my job. Revved Fitness is a great fitness studio and they have helped me develop over the time I’ve been with them.  I was a cook for a long time, but right now I’m trying to get more into modeling or maybe some acting. I was in the commercial for Revved and that was a really fun experience.

Favorite way to unwind after a long day/week?

I recently picked up pool as a hobby, but I’m happy to just chill at home and watch a movie. Or, get outside and work in my garden. Just like teaching someone a new move, it’s just as rewarding to plant a seed and watch it grow into an incredible plant.