Each month, Gym Source is featuring an employee who exemplifies the passion for fitness innovation and dedication to customer service for which the company is known.
Employee: Evan Lyons
Location: Falls Church, Virginia
Quotable: “I work with architects, designers and trainers to make my client’s fitness rooms not just functional, but a showpiece in their home.”
With 18 years’ experience in the fitness industry, Evan Lyons has become a trusted source of information not only among his clients—but among his fellow Gym Source team members, as well. That’s why we’re delighted to introduce Evan, sales manager at our showroom in Falls Church, VA, as this month’s featured Gym Source employee.
“After so many years in this industry, I take great pride in being able to share my knowledge with others,” Evan says. “The best part is, I still learn something new from every person I work with. I love helping clients achieve their goals and watch team members grow, while keeping my own skills sharp.”
Evan started his fitness career in high school, while working after-school at a local fitness retailer. While there, the chain was bought by Icon, an industry powerhouse, and the retail stores converted to NordicTrack locations. Evan stayed with the company through college—learning everything he could about the fitness technology—and then made the transition to Gym Source while in graduate school. The decision to move was easy: “I saw so much more opportunity at Gym Source than anywhere else,” he notes.
Evan’s favorite part of his job at Gym Source is taking a consultative role with clients. He remembers one client in particular who came into the store looking for a special gift. His wife had hurt herself on a poorly made weight bench. Evan replaced it with a commercial-grade bench—but more was in store.
So pleased was this client with the bench, that he decided to surprise his wife with an entire fitness center right in their home. “We planned the perfect equipment and a great layout for her,” Evan explains. “When installation time came, he took her out-of-town for a weekend to keep it a surprise. She came home to a complete, fully-furnished, 1,500-square-foot gym to rival the best health clubs. Now she never has to worry about inferior equipment or waiting at the gym ever again. We brought the health club experience home.”
As for specific equipment, Evan’s current favorite is the Hoist Mi6 functional trainer. “I am enamored with this machine,” Evan says. “Functional training is the future of strength training for a huge portion of the population, and the Hoist Mi6 is on the cutting edge at a great price. Plus, with its internal cable system and sophisticated design, it provides the perfect, finished look to any home gym.”
The next time you find yourself at Gym Source in Falls Church, VA, be sure to stop in and say hello to Evan.