Evolution Fitness is a training facility that specializes in strength and conditioning programs for all levels. We offer programs in Russian Kettlebell training, Olympic Lifting, Athletic Development, Flexibility and Mobility, Metabolic Conditioning, and Barbell Training. We offer One on One training as well as Group Training Programs. This is NOT a big box gym or a place to just come in and get lost. If you are training at Evolution Fitness you will working on specific goals and either training in one of our groups or with with a certified trainer or strength coach. Read more on the Evolution Difference.
Flexibility and Mobility Classes
Metabolic Conditioning Classes
Kettlebells have become more popular today than ever before. A 'kettlebell' or girya is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. They date back to at least the 1700's and other versions may even be much older. They started showing up in the United States in the early 1900s and were a tool that strongmen used. Eventually they faded out into the rusty corners of YMCA's and older gyms. In the 1990s they were reintroduced by Pavel Tsatsuouline. His introduction has now changed the face of the Kettlebell in the United States. Pavel went on to start the RKC certification, the elite provider of kettlebell instructor training.
As Pavel says the kettlebell is a low technology tool with high functionality. The displacement of the weight and handle are very unique and allow the kettlebell to be used to produce large amounts of force with the least amount of harmful stress to the joints and structure of the body. The kettlebells can be used for specialized work with post rehabilitative clients as well as increasing explosiveness in elite athletes to conditioning the average person without the high impact on the joints.
When using the kettlebell as a tool for conditioning and fat loss the benefits are superior to other forms of conditioning. Recently ACE fitness conducted a research study through the University of Wisconsin on kettlebell training and conditioning. They used the RKC VO2 max protocol.
They found the following:
Kettlebell training offers the benefit of these types of training without the wear and tear on the body and joints while actually being used as tool to teach healthy movement and also build strength. If programmed the correct way kettlebells will improve strength, cardiovascular conditioning, fat loss, and endurance therefore challenging all of our energy systems. Yes this means that you will burn fat with Kettlebells.
Why Kettlebells at Evolution Fitness?
All of our kettlebell instructors are certified. There are thousands of trainers out there that have watched You Tube Videos of Kettlebell training and go out and buy a set. Kettlebell training is specialized. If you have heard of people hurting themselves with kettlebells I am sure they were used inappropriately. Evolution Fitness promises to take Tucson to the next level with Hardstyle RKC Kettlebell training.
There are numerous trainers that use kettlebells in town, we specialize in Kettlebell training bottom line. Other philosophies use them inappropriately and put clients at high risk for injury. We don't dabble in kettlebells we specialize in them. Danny Sawaya is only one of a handful of Level 2 RKCs in the state of Arizona, and has been asked to be an assistant instructor at other RKC and StrongFirst certifications.
What is RKC / STRONGFIRST Certified:
RKC is the most intensive and thorough Certification for Training professionals in the industry. It is a certification that is not just about Kettlebells. The RKC prides itself on teaching the science and art form of human movement, Strength Training, and Conditioning.
RKC and StrongFirst instructors are required to re-certify every two years by attendance at a kettlebell certification workshop, either as a participant or in the role of an assistant instructor.
Kettlebell books and DVDs can take you only so far. Experience the difference when you get personal instruction kettlebell certified instructors!
In 2012, the founder of the RKC Pavel Tsatsouline branched out and started another Kettlebell Certification with just as high of standards called StrongFirst. We hold both RKC and Strongfirst Certifications at Evolution Tucson.
Educational Workshops Workshops/Seminars/and other Appearances
Health and Fitness Education is the founding factor of Evolution Fitness. Whether you are client or a professional trainer we want to provide you with the tools to learn.
We teach many workshops ranging from Kettlebell basics for trainers to corrective exercise workshops as well. We also serve host to many national and international fitness organizations to come and teach at our facility. We have been proud to serve as host to Coach Dan John, Justin Lascek of 70's Big, and Josh Henkin. He also host an annual HKC Hardstyle Kettlebell Certifcation by Dragondoor Inc.
Upcoming Events: Click here for Upcoming Calendar of Events
If you can relate to any of the above scenarios then this program may be exactly what you have been looking for.
"Many people feel that stretching is the key to a healthier back.
In many cases this is true, but unfortunately most people are
stretching the wrong muscles and actually making the back pain worse!"
Many people are actually very flexible and still have problems with their back.
At Evolution Tucson we will...
Here is Danny Sawaya's story the Owner of Evolution Fitness. As a professional personal trainer with degenerative disc disease in my lower back I have experienced lower back pain for years and and spent large amounts of money on chiropractic care, orthopedic consults, massage therapy, and MRIs. After numerous episodes, I finally hit a wall. Continual setbacks in my workouts lead to me losing motivation to workout at all. As a trainer I felt like I should be able to figure it out. I tried numerous stretches which ended up stretching the wrong things and put me into worse pain. I then dedicated myself to studying the human body deeper than I ever had. I attended numerous educational events and I learned how all of the muscles in the legs, hips, glutes (buttocks), lower back and abdominals all work together. I started to put some workouts together with stretches and stabilization work. After utilizing these techniques on myself with great success I started to hear potential clients tell me of their lower back issues setting them back with working out. I started using these methods on my clients with great success. **
How is Evolution Different?
Our philosophy is that of teacher rather than just a trainer. It is like the story of feeding someone or teaching them how to fish. We want you to feel empowered and able. Yes, in the beginning we will be assisting you in stretching and very hands on, but as your body begins to adapt we will then teach you the drills to carry with you for the rest of your life. Many people call this type of training post rehabilitative training, we choose the term corrective exercise because it is exercise not therapy.
How long will it take before I see improvement?
This really depends on the individual. You have spent years earning your dysfunction, so the problem may not go away over night. I do know that after a few sessions clients usually report feeling “really connected to their body” and have some new awarenesses of their body. Remember, this is a process to change how your body moves.
If you adhere to your program, show up regularly for your appointments and do the assignments that are given to do at home, you will be surprised how your body will feel. Here are what some of my clients have said about our corrective exercise program.
What some Clients are Saying...
**As a health and fitness professional, I need to reiterate that I am not a physical therapist or medical professional, and I do not intend to take the place of one. If you are under the care of a medical professional please ask them before starting any exercise program.
One on One Personal Training
Whether your goal is weight loss, increased strength, improved stamina, overall vitality, or increased flexibility and back health we will design a program for you.
Though many clients enjoy our group programs, let's face it some people just want to have a session to themselves to have a tailored personal training program made for them.
We pride ourselves as offering the best personal training in Tucson. Our staff will spend more money on continuing education in one year than most multiple big box gyms combined. We don't dabble in training or just count reps and go from machine to machine.
How Evolution Tucson's Personal Training Programs works?
Goal setting and assessment session:
Will help you define and fine tune your goals so that they are specific to you. We will then do a functional movement screen and take appropriate measurements to make sure we are designing the right personal training program for you and your body.
We will teach you how to keep an appropriate nutritional journal and set down the guidelines for you to follow for your success.
Build a solid foundation:
Our focus is to strengthen you from the inside out. Many programs start off with conditioning and conditioning alone. Though this may provide some results in the beginning it also usually leads to joint pain and failure to complete a program. We work with your body to strengthen your deep core muscles then strengthen and condition on that foundation. This rarely happens in most programs and fitness settings, but this is the keystone of Evolution Fitness.
Why choose Evolution Tucson's Personal Training?
Group Training (Schedule Online)
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Tired of Treadmills? Dumbbells? and Leg Extension machines? How about a group fitness class with 30 other people in it dancing to music and calling it a workout?
Finally your Cure for the COMMON Workout!!!!
Though you may sweat a bit in those classes, do they really offer results? Sure the music may be good and it may be fun, but If sweating was the only aspect to a good workout then I would just sit in the Tucson sun for about 5 minutes a day to get fit. Most group fitness classes are just repackaged aerobic movements that have been around for 30 years, the only thing that has changed is the music and clothing.
If you are looking for an unbelievable experience in:
...then our Evolution Group Kettlebells and metabolic conditioning classes are for you.
Why is Evolution Training Classes so different?
It really starts with our philosophy. We focus on improving movement and strength. Yes, we want you to reach your personal goals but we care more about you becoming healthy and strong. If you stick to the process you will be amazed at the results.
What type of equipment do you use? Kettlebells, TRX, Battling ropes, body weight, medicine balls, and other tools that make training fun and challenging. We promise to never put my clients on a leg extension machine or ever have them sit on a machine to press weight and count reps. You will never feel that you are getting the same workout every time you come in.
Whether you are a group client or one on one client you will always be challenged and working towards your results.
What if I haven't worked out in years and I feel that can't do these classes because I am too out of shape?
At Evolution Fitness we offer numerous programs that can cater to a wide demographic. We offer Kettlebell classes from beginner to advanced, Flexibility and Moblity Classes, Barbell Strength and Conditioning, Metabolic Conditioning classes, and Women's Only Strength Training Group!! If you feel that you need some extra guidance we do offer one on one personal training as well!
How is this different than the group training at my big box gym?
Here is what client's have said about the program...
If you are ready to take your conditioning to a level you never knew possible then give us a call to schedule your free consultation and workout.
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