Owen EvansSFG, SFGII, SFB, Licensed Nutritionist, Owner Move more, eat better, and get stronger to reach any goal. It's science. Owen Evans opened the Republic of Strength over 5 years ago after realizing the need for a dedicated hardstyle kettlebell studio space in Orange County. A former lacrosse and rugby player, his competitive drive and dedication to his members drove the business to become the premiere fitness destination in the area. With a degree in Chemistry from St. Bonaventure in New York, his approach to body composition change is based heavily on scientific principles. Owen is currently developing the Optiman program, an approach that integrates sound nutrition coaching principles with proven physical training protocols. When he isn't researching the newest studies on dietary science, teaching a class at the Republic, or leading his semi-private clients through their programs, he enjoys spending time with his fiance, Brooke, and their dogs, Onyx, Champ, and Republic's official gym dog, Kali the Great (Dane).
"I wish I wasn't this strong."
- Nobody Ever
"Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands and then eat just one of those pieces."
Brooke ChikCFSC, SFG, Gym Mom My purpose is to help others gain a love for health and wellness. Brooke Chik is the face Republic of Strength members are likely to see leading one of our Saturday sweat sessions. A gymnast and field hockey player as a youngster, she is also our only performing aerial artist. When she first walked in the door to the studio in 2015, she didn't realize she would be reawakening her inner athlete, nor that she'd be getting a future husband out of the deal. Now engaged to Owen, Brooke's primary focus is her thriving real estate business while pursuing her passion for teaching fitness in evenings and weekends.