Founder / Head Coach
Hi, my name is Evaldo. You can call me 'Ev' for short.
I am the eldest of four siblings who all love functional exercise.
We have always been active from a young age, participating in team sports together. Now as adults, we still enjoy exercising together and motivating each other to continually improve and perform to the best of our abilities.
So why Funktional Community?
My drive to create Funktional Community stems from three things:
- My passion for exercise
- My desire to help those around me and create a fun fitness community
- My love of nature and exercising outdoors
So where did this all start?
My journey began at age 15, when I stepped foot inside my first gym.
I still remember the exhilarating feeling I had post workout. This propelled a lifestyle based on health and fitness. After finishing school, I attended ACPE (Australian College of Physical Education) and worked as a personal trainer in numerous gyms around Sydney.
My introduction to high intensity workouts began in 2012 when I was inspired by watching the CrossFit games.
Why was I so captivated?
It is not so much the CrossFit exercises that inspire me, but the sense of community and inclusion that CrossFit creates. I don't know of another sport where the person finishing last is cheered on by the people finishing first.
Bachelor in PD/H/PE (Personal Development Health & Physical Education)
Cert lll and lV as a Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1
I have been a personal trainer since 2006, helping a vast variety of clients achieve their fitness goals.
My goal is to reach out to as many Australians in my community as possible and help them fulfil their health and fitness goals.