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Meet Evelyn Guzman and Ricardo Roncancio of Bare Fitness OC in Orange County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Evelyn Guzman and Ricardo Roncancio.

Evelyn Guzman started her fitness journey in 2010 when she moved back to CA. She was a single mother of two at the time. She met Ricardo in 2010 and developed a friendship. They would work out together all the time. Evelyn and Ricardo stayed friends but went on to pursue different careers over the years. Ricardo is a Veteran, Electrician and a Trainer, he wears many hats. He has worked in Solar in many states and internationally with Tesla. He volunteered to help Puerto Rico with the hurricane disasters. Evelyn went to college and worked at small gyms to gain her experience as a trainer. She is certified in Lagree Method 1&2 and Classical Pilates, Cycle and TRX. BARE Fitness OC opened in 2017. Evelyn purchased the company after she worked there for four years. Ricardo joined in 2018 and they developed a place where you can unwind, release, sweat and enjoy a 50 min class with no judgment. Everyone is welcome. This is your happy place.

Has it been a smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road at all. There’s always bumps in the road. It was how we handled them together and we always used our mistakes as a learning tool to improve the future of our business. Learning the ropes with no prior experience. Making sure we gave clients what they wanted but still kept the business running and developing a brand with the community’s needs in mind.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Bare Fitness OC story. Tell us more about the business.
We own a Lagree studio in the City of Orange. The Lagree Method is Pilates on steroids! We give a 50 minute HIIT workout on Megaformer machines. The workout targets all muscle groups in your body including all slow twitch muscles and fibers. Our studio is different because it’s a dark room with LED lights and we do not have mirrors! It has been nicknamed “The Dungeon.” We offer a small group setting. This allows our Lagree Trainers to focus on each client and give them the attention they need to get an amazing workout.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
We plan to expand. Open more studios in our neighboring cities. Bring the BARE experience to everyone and help improve their lives in a physical and mental way.


  • 3 classes free- new clients only.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 940 W. Chapman Ave suite 103A Orange, CA 92869
  • Website:
  • Phone: 714-386-2919
  • Email:
  • Instagram: bare_fitness_oc

Image Credit:
Nicole Caldwell

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