Our Creation Story...
Updated: Sep 12, 2018
Why are we called Evolution Fitness? Why do we do what we do? What sets apart from all the other fitness facilities that exist?
The truth is, there is no miraculous answer to how we came about doing what we do, other than we just want people to live healthy and pain-free. We want people to thrive, doing what they love to do. Our philosophy is that our bodies are designed to move. Whether you are an older individual or someone recovering from injury or illness, that just wants to move independently we can help you gain mobility. If you are an athlete we can help you improve your performance, through the application of proven successful training methods. To live a long and healthy life you must move your body with purpose each and every day. When the right techniques and principles are applied people can achieved their fitness goals, no matter where they begin. It's all about continued progression, or the EVOLUTION of an individuals physical performance.
My name is Erica and I'm the owner of Evolution Fitness. My interest in fitness began back in 1998 while working for a law firm in their accounting department. Although I worked for a wonderful group of people, I was having difficulty sitting still in front of a computer for hours on end. After work each day I made it a point to get out for a run, or get to the gym with friends and I realized that this is where I really enjoyed spending my time. I decided I would pursue a certification in personal training, not to train others, but simply to learn more about training myself. Once I completed the certification process, while taking accounting courses and working at the law firm, I came to the realization that I needed something different in my future. I needed to incorporate my love of health and fitness in my long-term career plans. I decided to take the leap and go back to school to earn my degree in Exercise Science. Now more than a decade later I have come from the law firm to finish my degree, and after several years working in the industry I have a fitness studio of my own. I have worked in large commercial facilities, university gyms and fitness studios along the way. With the help of other experienced fitness mentors and continuing education I feel confident in providing the best possible services to a wide variety of clientele. Evolution Fitness consists of the best and most knowledgeable professionals in the industry, each with their own area of expertise. We understand that often taking the first step to make lifestyle changes can be uncomfortable or intimidating, but without question the people who train here leave our facility feeling better and stronger than when they walked through the door.
In the studio we offer a wide variety of services to enhance the hard work that clients do with their trainers. In order to recognize the best possible results it is essential that all areas of wellness are addressed. People can not expect big changes in their health if they do not address stress levels and nutrition in combination with their fitness programming. Julia Kirtland of Core 3 massage provides the highest quality massage services to address not only stress relief, but also injury prevention through myofascial release. In addition to the services provided by Julia we also offer small group classes incorporating kettlebell work and deep stretch to supplement the training. All the professionals under the Evolution Fitness umbrella believe in addressing the individuals needs, through a very comprehensive evaluation to begin the process of improved health and fitness. The data collected is then applied to design the best personal approach to improving the clients health and performance.
In addition to the services provided in the studio, Evolution Fitness is a strong advocate of workplace wellness. Due to the sedentary nature of much of today's workforce, it is essential to partner with employers to encourage health and wellness of their employees. Mark Holmes of Health Coaches has made workplace wellness his primary focus and we are happy to promote the services he provides. Mark has a strategy designed to meet the employers needs on many levels from onsite health screenings, onsite wellness coaching and lectures that cover a variety of health and wellness topics.
Our mission is to get people back to basics...move the body and nourish it with whole, natural foods for a long, healthy, happy life.
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