At LALO, we are proud and honored to have partners all over the world. Australia's own Scott Evennett is one of the those. We are pleased to introduce you to Scott; fitness and lifestyle expert, founder of Team Evennett, an online training platform, and owner of Commando Tough Training Centre, a military inspired gym and training facility located in Caringbah, Sutherland Shire, Australia. Scott is an exemplary human being who epitomizes the definition of a tactical athlete and truly bridges the gap between operator and athlete. We are honored to have him as a member of the LALO Team!
"As a former Operator, I am well aware of the importance of teamwork. So when an opportunity to partner with a growing brand like LALO Tactical comes along, it’s a game changer. Collectively, we live and breathe by the same set of rules and a rock solid ethos. We honour those who choose a path of purpose, a path of hard work, grit and determination. This is absolutely, a win, win," said Evennett.
Evennett has always been active; at age 6 he trained and participated in competitive gymnastics which helped him develop a strong, balanced, and flexible foundation. At age 16, he moved from Sydney to the United Kingdom to pursue a professional soccer career. Scott played for Port Talbot (Welsh Premier League) and Swansea City Juniors (English Second Division). This allowed him to develop power, speed, agility and the fundamental skills needed for the fast-paced game.
After his return to Australia, Scott joined the Australian military forces. There, he spent five of his eight years of service within the Special Operations Command. After three tours to Afghanistan and one tour to East Timor, he gained extensive knowledge of special operations in counter terrorism and counter insurgency. He then turned the mastery he acquired during his military career toward training programs within the health and fitness environment.
As owner of Commando Tough Training Centre and in his role as a life success coach, Scott works zealously to shape the bodies and minds of his clientele. Attention to dietary programs and intensive training regimes guarantee physical prowess. Equally crucial is the mental empowerment he offers. It is pivotal to Scott that his clients gain clarity of mind, a razor sharp mental focus and, most importantly a true coherence of their inner and outer achievements. Across an expansive career - as commando, bodybuilder, entrepreneur and motivational specialist - Scott's strategy combines training, nutrition, diligence and perseverance. Ultimately, the message Evennett wishes to impart is: our personal best is the very least we should expect.
Below we have provided some interesting insights into Scott’s life. Along with questions about Scott’s workout and training philosophies, we decided to pose a few informal inquiries to help our audience get to know him a little better. Enjoy!!
LALO: Did you grow up in the City or on a Farm?
SE: Neither really, my parents chose to live on the central coast. A place called Wamberal. On the beach about 1.5 hours north of Sydney. It was a sports heavy community. Very healthy.
LALO: Siblings? And are you the oldest or youngest?
SE: I'm the youngest out of the two of us. My sister Kate has four years on me. But I play the “older brother” role.
LALO: When did you first know you wanted to be an Operator?
SE: Well, I have always had an interest in shooting and being outdoors. Dad would take me on shooting trips, camping and endurance motocross rides on the farm as a youngster. Mixed with my sporting background that began at the ripe age of 4. All the right ingredients were in the pot. The catalyst for making the commitment to Special Forces came at the end of my professional soccer career. An itch I had to scratch you would say. “Human Performance” how far can we go? I absolutely loved training the house down and pushing the limits. I could see the military life would provide that for me. Add a pinch of the cool factor and you have some serious motivation to go Operator.
LALO: Military service a family profession or a calling?
SE: A calling to accept the challenge.
LALO: Which was worse - first deployment or the last one?
SE: I don’t view any of my Special Ops deployments as a negative. Call it an action to preserve good mental health, or just my view on the world. I have already made all the bad shit that happened well in my mind. Lessons learned on the battlefield change you forever. If I was to answer your question directly, however, I would have to say the first deployment over the last. There were a lot of “firsts” on trip number one. So, I'd say you come back with big personal changes and world views that can have a permanent negative effect.
SE: Scotty is the most commonly used name these days. But in the unit, I was called “Evo”. You know us Aussies love to shorten names.
LALO: Your specialty as an Operator?
SE: Due to the size of the Australian Special Forces units, the operators within them have a very broad range of skill sets and qualifications. Each Australian Commando must be proficient and qualified in all methods of insertion. Air, land, and sea. Domestic counterterrorism and operational deployments abroad. If we are breaking down each position of our six man teams. I have played the role of the gunner (heavy weapons), medic and 2IC. On the Tactical Assault Group East (TAG) rotation I was the fast driver.
LALO: Anything that you remember as being a positive experience in the sandbox?
SE: The better part of the Afghan culture is very peaceful. I loved the farming community and the land. Afghanistan is a very beautiful place. If the bullets weren’t singing overhead it was very easy to just close your eyes and breath in the fresh air from the top of the mountain ranges. I managed to see a lot of the countryside from the back or sides of the Chinook and Blackhawk helicopters.
LALO: Exiting the military, what was the thought process on what to do next?
SE: I was charged and super excited to start the next chapter. My thought process was a vision to pursue human development. Using my Special Operations heritage and proven systems to create a lifestyle brand that in short. "Builds better humans”. My two business’s Commando Tough and Evennett defiantly do that.
LALO: Did you go through a transition program?
SE: I followed the Evennett transition program. Sink or swim. Into the deep end and give yourself no option but to succeed. The Australian Army doesn't provide much of a program for exiting members.
LALO: Which was harder – Basic training, SOF selection, or starting your own brand and running your own business?
SE: SOF selection was definitely harder. Not just physically but mentally. And I’m thankful for it. The lessons on emotional response, resiliency, toughness, leadership, mission planning, teamwork and much more have helped me build multiple successful businesses. The average hours are longer within your own business when you're as hungry as I am. But it's all within this beautiful country we call Australia.
LALO: How is the work-life balance now?
SE: Work is life and life are work. They are one and the same. A beautiful combination that goes with the grain. You know you're doing what you love when you have “a break” and end up doing the same things on your holidays.
LALO: Biggest challenge starting your business?
SE: Employing like-minded individuals that create that killer environment and healthy work space. Finding those individuals who are ready to ride it out with you.
LALO: What’s the most satisfying part of your day at work?
SE: We have an awesome Team here at Evennett so working and training with the crew is always a highlight of the day. For me, my workplace is also my training grounds. I have a training facility called Commando Tough. A converted shed split into two levels. Full combat and cardio upstairs and all things functional downstairs. The ultimate oversized man cave. Complete with office space.
LALO: You have a successful training business, but the checks we write in our twenties and thirties we cash in our forties and fifties. What’s next for the Evennett Brand?
SE: The same thing we do every day... Try and take over the world.
LALO: Is it about the process or the results for you?
SE: That's a really cool question. Because for the Evennett team it’s the same thing. As professional mentors, we constantly deliver the best strategies, knowledge, and information that will enhance and change people's lives for the better. In the process of doing this, we have surrounded ourselves with constant reminders and reinforced messages. We live and breathe the positive environment of good mental and physical health.
LALO: What do you do that drives your team crazy?
SE: Well, I've just asked the office what they think. And the best thing that they could come up with was about some filing and admin. Haha, so I guess I’m like a lot of high-speed operators. Typical male. (From Tam)
LALO: Sleep – do you get any?
SE: My sleep pattern is defiantly broken. Up at midnight each night and again at 3 or 4 am, but always have the company of my two sausage dogs (I think you call them Weiner dogs over there) for a snack out of the fridge. Training hard in the evening helps me to find that deep REM sleep.
LALO: Favorite Ride?
SE: My Custom Harley-Davidson Breakout
LALO: Dream Car / Bike?
SE: Liberty Walk Lamborghini Huracan
LALO: Next Vacation?
SE: U.S.A to visit the LALO crew.
We are thrilled for the opportunities to come from this partnership! Stay tuned for training programs, workout motivation and more from Scott and LALO.
To learn more information about Team Evennett and Scott Evennet himself, go to www.evennett.com.au, or follow him on Instagram at @scottevennett.