STRONG AND HEALTHY WOMAN MAY 23rd, 2015
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. 3 TIME SPOTS
6:15 pm Tuesday/ Thursday/Saturday 8am
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We are excited to offer nutritional coaching at Evolution Fitness. When I first opened Evolution in 2010 this is one of the programs I have been wanting to offer. It has always been our philosophy to do things the right way and give it the proper attention that it needs to be excellent. We have finally added to our staff an excellent coach that has the passion and knowledge to carry out this program. Jesus Acuña is a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach and he has developed educational materials and set up a great system to help you become successful in your goals.
We had a great turnout at Evolution Fitness and Tucson Barbell Club for the 1st Tucson Barbell Club Open this past Saturday, April 18th. A huge thanks to Jeremy Galo and Iron Athlete for coming out and helping us put on a great meet. Also a big thanks to the referees, loaders, and set up/breakdown crew that spent their day helping out. This was a great day for the sport of Olympic Weightlifting in Tucson.
TUCSON BARBELL CLUB OPEN APRIL 18th, 2015
We are very happy to announce the newest addition to our Evolution Fitness Team. As all of you know we have very high standards for the trainers we bring on staff and we couldn’t be happier to have Aris on our Team. He is coming all the way from the East Coast to be a part of the Evolution Fitness Team. He is an SFL Barbell Certified, and FMS Level 2. `He has numerous other courses and certifications, but as many of you know, these alone speak volumes of his strength and pursuit of knowledge as a professional. Aris will be teaching classes and one on one sessions beginning the week of April 20th. I asked Aris to write a bit about himself and his philosophy and I wanted to share it with everyone.
I started training in highschool mostly because I did not want to embarrass myself taking the mandatory fitness test in gym class. Already done with my growth spurt, I weighed around a hundred and fifteen pounds, and could not do a single full chin-up. It took me over ten minutes to ‘run’ a mile.
A few thousand sloppily done reps calisthenics later, I passed that fitness test –and was completely hooked. I trained constantly and began reading everything I could get my hands on. As luck would have it, the first book I read was Pavel Tsatsouline’s Power to the People.
I spent the first few years focusing on bodyweight training and kettlebells, next came sandbags and odd objects when I started to like lifting. I mainly trained with barbells throughout college.
Pavel has been my longest standing influence, but is far from the only one. Ken Leistner, Dan John, John McKean, Bryce Lane, Alex Viada, and Matt Perryman have, along with Pavel, probably had more influence on my beliefs than anyone else.
Danny asked me to describe my philosophy. I think I’ve narrowed it down to ten rules that I try to live and work by, all pretty common-sensical:
-Whether learning or training, always try to focus. It’s impossible to be the best/smartest at everything.
-Learn from the experts in a given field whenever possible.
-Don’t drink anyone’s kool-aid. No one has all the answers. And remember… it’s just working out. Doing it a certain way doesn’t make us special.
-Experience training oneself and others is at least as valuable as book knowledge for any coach.
-Being able to teach the basics well and knowing and when to start incorporating anything beyond them is the most useful skill for a trainer to have.
-Circumstances should dictate goals.
-Do what works, now. There is no ‘what works, period.’
-Long term discipline and consistency trump short term motivation and intensity.
-Progress should be the standard, not perfection
-To use a car analogy: when in doubt, build a better chassis (improve functional movement), add a more powerful engine (develop more maximal strength) and a bigger gas tank (increase aerobic capacity). Those form the basis for physical ability.