KenyaBuzz Profile: Evelyn Owalo Okinyi- BodyBuilding & Fitness Tips

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: November 18, 2020  

Bodybuilding is a sport more often associated with men than women.  While there are women who do bodybuilding, they are stereotyped as masculine and hence ‘unattractive’. But there are those who see that a woman can be attractive and sexy with all those bulging muscles. Just ask Evelyn Owalo Okinyi. She won her first title of Ms Kenya Figure in 2016 and was the first runner up in 2017.

Okinyi, the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB)’s Africa Women’s Champion in 2019, and a USN brand ambassador, has dominated the bodybuilding scene for six years now. 

She quit her banking gig to pursue fitness and personal training. Her business, Eveal Health and Fitness, is helping women get fit and live their best healthy lives. So, how do you get your dream body? ‘Start now, start small but just start,’ Evelyn tells KenyaBuzz.  


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On “Juice Cleanses”, Nairobi’s latest fad diet that supposedly reduces belly fat

“Although fruit juice provides vitamins and minerals, it’s just as high in sugar as soda and other sweetened beverages.

So, drinking large amounts carries the same risk for abdominal fat gain as any other sweetened beverages.

A 248-grams serving of unsweetened apple juice contains 24 grams of sugar, half of which is fructose.

To help reduce excess belly fat, replace fruit juice with water, unsweetened iced tea or sparkling water with a wedge of lemon or lime”.


On Consistency 

“You’ve heard it before, but that’s because it works: Preparing for a healthy week sets you up for success. Weekend meal prep is important, but that’s just half of the equation. Pack three or four gym outfits on Sunday with a snack—protein bar, nuts—for the whole week. Sometimes just getting to the gym is the hardest part, but you’re more likely to keep your commitments if you’re ready”.

On Skincare

 “A thorough wash of the face before you exercise is the best way to keep your skin off workout breakouts.

Mostly we don’t think twice about wiping our faces when we sweat in the gym; if we haven’t washed our faces, all the dirt, oil and dust we have been carrying around on the skin all day gets ground deep into it, clogging pores and eventually causing blackheads.

Splash water on your face after exercise to feel fresh and to clean off sweat”.

*Follow Eveal Health and Fitness for your fitness transformation journey

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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