Written by Phil Cerroni
Dallas-based Parker University recently held its second annual Mr. and Ms. Parker Fitness contest, and Irving resident Evelyn Aragon came out on top as the Ms. Parker Fitness winner.
Aragon, who is studying chiropractic from Parker University, was titled Mr. Parker Fitness after a two-part competition, which consisted of a fitness routine testing strength, endurance and flexibility, and a posing presentation.
Aragon is a local six-time Golden Gloves champion, ranked #1 in the U.S. for her weight class. She is passionate about boxing and running, and participates in half and full marathons.
“Being fit has maintained my mind and body in a balance that has become necessary to my well-being,” she said. “I love everything about fitness but have always had running and competitive boxing close to my heart.”
Nate Gomez of Lewisville won the Mr. Parker Fitness title. Gomez is a student of chiropractic and an avid fitness enthusiast that trains eight hours a week. He placed third in the Lackland Classic Bodybuilding Competition in 2010.
“As Mr. Parker Fitness, I hope to inspire others to accomplish their fitness goals, no matter how large or small they may seem,” he said.
Contestants were judged based equally on their fitness routines and posing. Both Mr. and Ms. Parker Fitness received a $300 cash prize.
Source: Parker University