Eva Redpath is taking the wellness industry by storm through her passion of movement.
Eva Redpath is an entrepreneur, wellness leader and coach. Starting in performance at a young age, Eva transitioned from a career as a professional dancer and actress to an entrepreneurial fitness leader. Her resume includes being the founding trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp, running her company Body Performance by Dancers for over 10 years and working with brands like Nike, Genuine Health and Dermalogica to name a few. As a fitness expert, Eva is recognized by some of the biggest brands in the world and is tasked with spreading their wellness message globally. We had a chance to sit down with Eva to chat all things wellness, including creating a community with like-minded goals and the importance of taking time to reset yourself.
First off, what does it mean to be a wellness leader and coach?
For me, being a wellness leader and a coach is really about teaming up with people to work on their goals. When I work with my clients, it’s really about their goals becoming my goals. My job is to make you a better person than when you walked in. When you leave my class, I’m less interested in aesthetically what’s happening to your body, and most interested in the power of what’s happening in your life.
What are some of the cool things you’ve gotten to do?
I am honoured to have worked with some of the biggest brands in the industry. I’ve lead a work out on top of a mountain via helicopter access, led a class on floating barges, 16ft cubes, you name it! The one thing I love about social media is how it allows you to connect to your community. I have been all over the world teaching.
What made you want to pursue a career in fitness and what goals do you have?
Coming from the dance industry, maintaining that certain body image wasn’t always done in healthy ways. I really wanted to enter into the fitness industry and inspire women to be their best. There will be many limits put on you, what I beg of people to do is remove the limits they put on themselves. At the end of the day, I really wanted to find my purpose and leave a legacy. I want to make a mark on people’s lives – I want to inspire them to live the best version of their lives. For me, it’s about spreading that message wherever I can. It’s about creating inspiration and not envy.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to start in the fitness industry?
You have to ask yourself, “What is my purpose and what am I most passionate about”? It requires sweat equity to get into the field that I am in and a lot of drive to proceed. From my previous acting experience and auditioning, it came along with a lot of “no’s” and when I entered into the world of entrepreneurship, that is exactly what fueled my fire. Know your purpose, your passion, what you want in your career path and ultimately, what lifestyle you want because at the end of the those things are all intertwined.
Why do you love your job?
I have an extreme amount of passion behind what I do. I really care about every single person that walks inside of my classroom, each one of the clients that I work with one on one or the attendees that are at my events of 5,000 people. You are making a choice to be there, to step outside of your comfort zone. I present my clients and participants with challenges, if they accept them, they will become stronger than they think they are. I am most passionate about what movement does for the overall quality of your life.
What upcoming projects are you working on?
One of my biggest passion projects I am working on at the moment is my “Reset Series.” The Reset Series is all about getting a community together of like-minded individuals and doing what I don’t think we do very often, which is hitting pause and checking in with ourselves. Whether that’s through movement, meditation or through curated panel conversation, it’s about checking in, pivoting and proceeding forward.
Lastly, what do you think it takes to be successful?
You first and foremost have to believe in yourself. Create an intention and a purpose behind everything you do. If you want to go fast, you go alone, if you want to go far, you go together. Surround yourself with a team that believes in you and ask yourself, “what sets me apart from everybody else? What do I do better than everybody else?” That’s an okay question to ask yourself. It’s okay to believe in your own strengths!
Not only does Eva get to where stretchy pants to work everyday (how jealous are we?!) She gets to inspire people to live the best version of their life through movement – a career launched by finding her true purpose in life.