Eugene, OR. -- You might remember Javes Lewis from his playing days at the University of Oregon. He was a part of the Chip Kelly era that led the Ducks to a Rose Bowl and the BCS National Championship appearance.
But instead of scoring touchdowns and shutting down Pac-10 offenses, he’s now the head trainer, owner and creator of 10 minute Fix. It’s a fitness program designed to give people workouts at the convenience of their own homes, which is a perfect way to stay in shape, given the coronavirus outbreak.
“I think in the current state of time we are in, it’s definitely a safer option just because we are so involved with social distancing,” said Lewis. “We are happy we can provide a service that can help people through these times. Whether it is just to improve their health, or lower their anxiety levels, any way we can use fitness to help them during this time, we want to do.”
Lewis is based out of Phoenix, AZ but his program reaches people across the country.
“It makes me happy that I can provide something of value to people. I think all people want to do is provide something of value. Whatever our skillset is, we want others to find that valuable. For others to find that in me, it makes me really happy,” Lewis said.
Lewis’ diverse set of clients range from 80 year-olds trying to gain better mobility to four-star quarterbacks like Ty Thompson, who just recently committed to the U of O.
“I’m excited as an alumni to get [Ty] to Eugene, committed and going,” said Lewis. “The process of working with him has been wonderful. We are really working on his mechanics and different things to make sure he’s moving as fluidly as possible to keep his eyes down field.”
As a Duck, Lewis was a part of four straight winning seasons. And his football career didn’t stop in Eugene. Lewis was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011. But his love for fitness came long before his love for football.
“I think it was a 360,” said Lewis. “Before I was into athletics, I was into fitness. And then fitness led me to athletics. It circled back once athletics was over that I got back into fitness. So I think the two go hand-in-hand. Sports helped me with self esteem but fitness gave me the self esteem to even try the sport.”
And now Javes Lewis is doing that for others 10 minutes at a time.