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  • Working on fitness and eating healthy is important. Many of us know it  and struggle to commit to it. We see people come in all the time ready to change their lives with fitness, only to disappear a short time later with no success.  The re

  • Yes this is a Free Kettlebell Workshop! Taught by Owner of Evolution Fitness and StrongFirst Team Leader Danny Sawaya. Kettlebells are one of the best tools for general strength and fitness and they have grown tremendously in popularity ove

  • Mike Moran is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Enshin Karate & Original Strength Level 2 Coach. Discovering Enshin Karate led him to a path of rebuilding his body. He has lost over 100lbs in the course of this journey and decided to learn eve

  • GUEST BLOG BY JESSIE THOMAS, DPT   Day in and day out, my patients’ say things like ”There’s PT for this? I’ve had two kids so of course I leak when I exercise!” I usually respond by saying, ”Yes and I am so glad you’re here! Your symp

  • This blog is going to kick off our series on Core Values. Recently much of our writing has been less about “fitness” and more about achieving long term success in fitness and in life. In the past blogs we addressed goals and quitting(you ma

  • I’ve always been a relatively active person. I danced (ballet and modern) from 8 to 20, starting practicing yoga in 2006 (starting teaching yoga in 2014) and generally enjoy running around and climbing trees and jumping off rocks. I am not

  • Since making the switch from powerlifting to triathlons, the transition hasn’t been as hard as I originally thought. Ok well, learning to swim for distance was pretty rough, and running is ….running, but It really has been a blast. The abil

  • the-trap-of-wishful-thinking-by-myles-munroe Here at Evolution, our motto is “Train with Purpose”. Our GM recently wrote a blog on how this idea was shaped for him and how it helped him accomplish goals. Here’s an excerpt: My coach use to s

  • STOP IT! Seriously Stop it already. Stop quitting.  Stop telling yourself the story of why you can’t achieve your goals or why this is too hard, or why this isn’t for you. You know that voice that takes over when you start that new exercise

  • Here is the truth, You probably just don’t want it bad enough. Think about something you have achieved in life that took substantial effort. I mean something that you really wanted and had to work for to accomplish it. Seriously take a minu

  • In the world of strength training there are so many different sources of information on best practiced methods. When it comes to training athletic performance it is important that the appropriate exercises are chosen for the athlete. The ma

  • Steve started his professional training career in 2010, but his love for health and fitness began when he was 16. Struggling with health issues, he found weight training as a healthy and more positive treatment than medication. Steve is a t

  • Core training and functional training have been the rage words over the past decade. With all the rage it seems as if many people writing articles on the topic don’t have the basic understanding of what it is. Standing on a Bosu ball while

  • Recently I have made a pretty drastic switch in my training/fitness life. It has been met with questions, opposition, teasing, warnings, concern, and a few other things, so I wanted to share my current training focus and reasoning in this b

  • Saturday, June 18th @10:30am : Evolution Fitness, 5252 E. Speedway Blvd This is a great way to set a baseline in your training. Why do it? This 2000m race will allow you to gauge your training on the rower. This isn’t a competition with oth

  • I have had lots of thoughts going through my head of late, especially with all the noise out there in the “fitness” world. I recently had a potential member come to our facility to inquire about our training and it inspired me to write abou

  • By Aris Demarco The deadlift is perhaps the best way to demonstrate pure full body strength. Like a big squat, a big deadlift is generally representative of a strong lifter overall. Also like the squat, the deadlift involves almost all the

  • Kelsey has been with us since the beginning of 2016. She is USAW Certified coach as well as a Crossfit Level 2 certified coach. She is also currently working towards her FMS (Functional Movement Screen) Level 1 Certification. Kelsey is also

  • It was an honor to train Canadian Olympian Emily Batty this year in her quest to medal in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Emily came off of an amazing year winning the Pan Am Gold Medal in 2015! She came to Tucson for the awesome weather

  • Reminiscing back to my high school days I can honestly say I am grateful for the exposure I received to weight training. Myself and my teammates would meet at the crack of dawn during football season to pump iron in the Dungeon weight room.

  • [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] Written by Aris Demarco I don’t think we can deny that many of the strongest people in the world, the best strength athletes, are greatly aided by the most advanced science we have available

  •  Very Excited to be hosting the USPA Meet in Tucson! This is going to be a great day. Looking forward to having all of you join us. Southwest Shootout March 26, 2016  Full Power, Bench Only, Deadlift Only, Push/Pull Raw, Classic Raw, Single

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  • I have been very contemplative over the past few months about the future of the Fitness Industry and how Evolution Fitness will progress as a business to serve people that want to become stronger and healthier. It has never been in our beli

  • Fitness trends come and go and over the past 20+ years I have been a part of and experienced most of them.  The past few years there has been a movement  of promoting the “science” of training, backed by research and University studies. Dro

  • [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] In all my years as in the Fitness Industry as a trainer, teacher, and business owner I have never been impacted by  course or certification like the StrongFirst experience. I can honestly sa

  • Welcome to the Evolution Nutrition resource page. This page was built as a resource center for our members and the community.  We see strength as a gateway for fitness and treat it as a skill that needs continuous improvement. Part of that

  • KEEP A NUTRITION JOURNAL THAT WORKS FOR YOU As a nutrition coach I routinely field questions about what and how much to eat. Most of the time the questions are geared toward weight loss. Losing weight is complex, no doubt about it. I wish I

  • It was a great day at the 2015 Barbending Bash Powerlifting Meet. We had a great day, raised money for some families in need this Christmas, and saw numerous Personal Records set. At the end of it all we came together ate a ton of food and

  • ALL TRAINING SPECIALS CAN BE PURCHASED TILL OCTOBER 24th! GROUP TRAINING SPECIALS GOOD FOR KETTLEBELL CLASSES and BARBELL CLUB 1 year Membership   $0 Orientation Training Session (Save $79) $99/month for first 3 Months $129/month after 3rd

  • [mp_row] [mp_span col="12"] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col="12"] Lots of people ask about eating clean and natural foods. Usually they choose to do this because weight loss is a goal. Unfortunately, eating clean doesn't equat

  • Evolution Fitness was one of the first gyms in Tucson Utilizing the FMS as a screening tool. It has been a very important tool in helping us make sure our clients are receiving the best plan of action when it comes to their fitness and heal

  •   ARE YOU READY TO TRAIN WITH PURPOSE! This is a huge announcement and we couldn’t be more happy to host this industry leading certification. I am also equally happy to have Master SFG Zar Horton Lead this Certification! He is a

  • Have you tried to eat “clean” and healthy food and still find it challenging to lose weight? Are you increasing your exercise and still not seeing the scale move? Are you confused as to what a good nutrition means anymore? If yo

  • Genevieve joined the Evolution Fitness team in January 2015 as the office manager. In addition to running the office she also teaches classes for us. She is an RYT 200 Instructor (registered yoga teacher with 200 hours of training) and has

  • Learn the fundamentals the Hardstyle Kettlebell Swing and Squat in this complimentary class at Evolution Fitness. It will be taught by StrongFirst Team Leader, Danny Sawaya. We will break down the movements to make sure you are getting the

  • We are really proud of Rufe Bynum for qualifying for Nationals as a 105kg weightlifter. Rufe was our first member of Tucson Barbell Club and we couldn’t be happier to see him achieve this long time goal. Rufe has helped keep our team

  • We have all heard of the latest diets and fads out there. Dr. Oz and Oprah have all talked about be “best” diet etc….. Many people lose weight and gain it right back. Many diets out there don’t work because they don&

  • 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

  • Stacie LaPointe, NASM-CPT, B.S., M.Ed. Stacie comes from a teaching background.  Her career began as a high school biology teacher after earning a Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology/General Biology and Master of Educati

  • Aris comes to us with an strong understanding of the fundamentals of human movement . He is truly a student of Strength and has studied strength and conditioning programming at a level that few people I know have done . One of the best qual

  • 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

  • TUCSON BARBELL CLUB OPEN APRIL 18th, 2015 START LIST

  • 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 t

  • Aracely is an SFG Certified Kettlebell Instructor. Strength and Conditioning  is at the core of Aracely’s personal philosophy . Her classes are full of energy and tend to be non-stop action. Aracely also has a very strong focus on pro

  • A couple weeks ago a new client came into the gym and his focus was to get into great shape. Never mind there were numerous red flags with his movement, he didn’t care. He wanted to lose some weight and get thin. I insisted he do a ha

  • It is official. We will be hosting the Tucson Barbell Club Open, April 18th, 2015 and Evolution Fitness! We plan on having a great turnout. We will be limiting the meet to 40 Lifters (20 men and 20 women). Registration will be opening Febru

  • This was one of the biggest powerlifting meets in Arizona last year! We had over 130 lifters and 500 spetators attend this event. REGISTRATION WILL BE UP SOON!  May 30th  All women and Men 181lbs and Below will Compete May 31st Men 198 and

  • Evolution Fitness will be hosting one of the biggest powerliting meets in the state! The 100% Raw American Challenge National Championships will be held at Evolution Fitness on May 30-31st, 2015. We are expecting more than 130 lifters to at

  • Come Join us with a day of AWESOME. The TSC test your Max Deadlift, Pullup Competition, and 5 minute Kettlebell Snatch Test. It is a great test of Max Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Cardiovascular Conditioning. It is also a great day of

  • This is a full day of learning the Military Press, Squat, and Deadlift. We will be covering numerous concepts of setting up for each lift, maintaining tension throughout each lift, and understanding the importance of bar speed. We will also

  • This Full day course is 8 hours of hands on learning. We will be covering in great detail the Kettlebell Swing, Goblet  Squat, Turkish Getup Up, and Press. If you are fitness enthusiast or professional trainer this course will give you some

  • SFG Certified Kettlebell Instructor with over 20 years experience as a trainer in Tucson. Sergio has an extensive background in fitness and health. He has trained at numerous facilities and owned his own training facility. Sergio brings a g

  • Jesus Acuña received a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona. He has also earned the prestigious  Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Precision Nutrition Level 1 Sp

  • I have had the privilege of working with Danny for almost a year as a private client. It has been an amazing journey. I have not only developed strength, and flexibility but more importantly, a love of doing the work! With Danny’s hel

  • I was turning 40 and was very over weight,sad,and had no energy, not to mention depressed..Danny said i wld b in the best shape of my life if i stuck to a routine with him and workd out swinging a kettlebell.. so in january i startd , by ma

  • After a couple years of struggling with back pain and numerous dollars spent at the chiropractor, I came to Danny, hoping only for some mild physical relief. What has followed has been a miracle! Concentrating on flexibility and strength tr

  • I came to danny with an immobilizing back injury. i could not squat, bench, and i could barely walk without limping. through corrective exercise, flexiblity work, and core strengthening exercises, i have had unbelievable results. Not only d

  • Danny is rated #1 to me. He has changed the way I think about   exercise completely. He’s an AWESOME trainer anda great       mentor. He has brought so much value to my life, helping me to take control of my health, mind, and body. He

  • Join us for an action packed day with the former National Champion Olympic Weightlifter. Jon will be bringing a wealth of knowledge to Evolution Fitness and Tucson Barbell Club. This course is only $200 for a full day. This will be a great

  • Jeremy  is a Senior SFG instructor and has been a strength and conditioning coach for the last ten years. Eight years were spent at Division I San Jose State University and the last two at Division II Academy of Art University in San Franci

  • Founder, CEO-Evolution Companies Danny has been a professional in the Fitness and Nutrition field for 17 years. After earning a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona, he conducted research and taught nutritional scienc

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  • Group Personal Training at Evolution Tucson. Tucson’s Premier provider of Kettlebell training and Group training. Clients in this group over 40 pounds!! what are you waiting for!! www.evolutiontucson.com and www.tucsonkettlebell.com.

  • Ropes kettlebells and more at Evolution Fitness. We are Tucson’s premier provider of Kettlebell training and group personal training.!

  • Evolution Fitness located in Tucson Arizona specializes in Kettlebell training, overall strength training, and corrective exercise. We held a Sandbag workshop and had Josh Henkin the Pioneer of Sandbag training and owner of Ultimate Sandbag

  • The biggest mistake most people make when trying to hep their tight hamstrings make is…stretching them! The tight hamstring is a symptom, not the problem. Eric Beard goes over some basic, yet effective techniques to reduce tension in

  • This video addresses thoracic spine mobility and the RKC armbar. For more training tips visit our sites: http://www.irontamer.com http://www.kettlebellsecrets.com

  • http://www.dragondoor.tv/ Learn more about the CK-FMS with a dragondoortv exclusive interview with Gray Cook.

  • Sometimes stretching and massaging sore necks and “tight” lower backs are not the answer. Much of the time tight muscles in the front of the hips cause lower back stiffness as well as muscles in the front of the neck and chest a

  • Master RKC Brett Jones demonstrates the awesome corrective exercise/stretch at a Turkish Get Up Workshop hosted by Dynamic Solutions

  • Stuart McGill, a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, demonstrates a core exercise program that emphasizes all the major muscles that support the spine. Related article: http://tinyurl.com/mgr6kf

  • Dr. Perry and Chris Flores demonstrate the Soft Roll Core Assessment. The step below Hard Roll. See how we evaluate inner core function and movement from upper body to lower body.

  • Many times people over extend the lumbar spine when needing to actually move from the hips. Instead of allowing the hips to move they extend and flex the spine. THis causes many unwanted problems and loss of performance and many times injur

  • this focuses on strengthening the abdominals by resisting rotation. Many clients will lose tension and rotate. As seen in this video he needs work on distributing his body weight tension. NOtice how his left foot keeps coming up off the gro

  • Great stretch for tight hips and lower back issues.

  • Many that suffer from chronic hamstring pulls or feel hamstring tightness it may not be a hamstring problem. It may be overactive or “tight” hip flexors. The key is to assess the situation and then stretch the appropriate muscle

  • The single legged deadlift progressions. This is a great exercise for the glutes(buttocks). If you don’t feel this in the butt the next day you are doing it wrong. Many people really struggle with this move because they forget it is a

  • This participant was completely disconnected with the kettlebell swing at the top and had hyperextension at the top of the swing as well. By bridging and contracting the glutes the swing cleaned up immediately. www.evolutiontucson.com. Evol

  • This participant was completely disconnected with the kettlebell swing at the top and had hyperextension at the top of the swing as well. By bridging and contracting the glutes the swing cleaned up immediately. www.evolutiontucson.com. Evol

  • Josh Henkin instructs an Ultimate Sandbag Workshop at Evolution Fitness in Tucson Arizona. He show how to integrate TRX and Sandbag training together for an amazing workout focusing on rotational movement.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC_xaO7DBbk Thanks to Josh Henkin, We are know teaching Sandbags at Evolution Fitness systems. Josh is the founder of Ultimate Sandbag. Evolution Fitness holds numerous CEU’s workshops for Personal Trai

  • A clip from our kettlebell workshop for trainers held at Evolution Fitness Systems. This kettlebell workshop was worth .5CEUs through the NSCA. Evolution Fitness is dedicated to bringing workshops and CEU opportunities to fitness profession

  • A clip from our kettlebell workshop for trainers held at Evolution Fitness Systems. This kettlebell workshop was worth .5CEUs through the NSCA. Evolution Fitness is dedicated to bringing workshops and CEU opportunities to fitness profession

  • Pavel Tsatsouline is the founder of the modern kettlebell movement. Here, Pavel discusses what is unique to his HardStyle kettlebell training and to his RKC instructor program. See www.dragondoor.com for complete details.

  • A few basic tips for a kettlebell deadlift which is the precursor to the kettlebell swing. www.evolutiontucson.com . Evolution Tucson is a personal training and kettlebell training studio.

  • See also www.dragondoor.com. What benefits does kettlebell training give you? Everything from dramatically enhanced strength and conditioning to a more shapely body. What’s best is that you can achieve your goals more rapidly and less

  • RKC Team Leader, Franz Snideman a Friend of Evolution Tucson Kettlebells explains the swing. PART 2

  • RKC Team Leader, Franz Snideman a Friend of Evolution Tucson Kettlebells explains the swing and the progressions

  • Explaining the turkish get up and the sequence with the high bridge progression. www.evolutiontucson.com Evolution Fitness is a Tucson based company that provides Hardstyle kettlebell training classes in Tucson as well as professional conti

  • RKC Team Leader, Franz Snideman a Friend of Evolution Tucson Kettlebells explains the swing. PART 3

  • Teaching the Turkish Get up with the high bridge at the kettlebell basics workshop held at WE FIT www.wefittucson.com. Evolution Fitness Tucson is the premier provider of Kettlebell training and kettlebell continuing education workshops in

  • Evolution Fitness specializes in Kettlebell training and continuing education workshops in Tucson Arizona. www.evolutiontucson.com

  • See also www.dragondoor.com. Pavel and Dragon Door have now launched a breakthrough one-day hardstyle kettlebell certification workshop (HKC) to complement their flagship RKC workshop. Evolution Tucson will host an HKC in April 2011

  • This is much harder than it looks. The ability to hold the bell upside down and stabilize your entire body without letting the bell drop takes strength and stabilization. Very proud of the class for trying something new.

  • Jackie Luciano shows how a kettlebell renegade row is supposed to be done. No slop just tension. Kettlebell training in Tucson at its best. http://tucsonkettlebell.com http://tucsonkettlebell.com

  • This was part of a pretty intense series of kettlebell exercises we used it as a finisher tonight. Really proud of how hard everone worked tonight. http://evolutiontucson.com and http://tucsonkettlebell.com

  • One strong woman. Jackie Hit a PR of a 32kg Turkish Getup . Yes this is the place where women will out lift most men!! http://tucsonkettlebell.com and http://evolutiontucson.com

  • Some clips from the last two weeks in July at Tucson Barbell Club. We have some PR’s mixed in there. We had some great people visit and share our love of Weightlifting. Things are getting busier at Tucson Barbell Club and Tucson/Arizo

  • Snatches, Clean and Jerks, and Rambling at Tucson Barbell Club

  • two Personal Records at Evolution Fitness’s Tactical Strength Challenge. Jackie it 230pounds and Julian hit 405 pounds. In November Jackie had never deadlifted before and Julian struggled with 185pounds!! http://tucsonkettlebell.com a

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  • Women can do pullups!! Jackie hit 3 official for the challenge. Though she did get her chin above the bar on the 4th attempt, the rules for the TSC have to have throat to bar!! Awesome attempt!!

  • Danny hits a PR of 19 strict pullups at the Tactical strength challenge hosted at Evolution Fitness Systems in Tucson Arizona. home of Tucson Kettlebell training http://tucsonkettlebell.com and http://evolutiontucson.com

  • Paul Supp does 21 pullups at Evolution Fitness at the Tactical Strength Challenge April 9th, 2011. Evolution Fitness is the home of Tucson Kettlebell training and strength Training!!

  • Danny’s PR of 430 pounds at The tactical strength challenge at Evolution fitness. Tucson’s home of Kettlebell training. http://tucsonkettlebell.com and http://evolutiontucson.com

  • Peter Doyle hits 548 pounds on the deadlift at Evolution Fitness/ Tucson Kettlebell the host of the Tactical Strength Challenge April 9th.

  • This is what makes me love my job so much. Women wanting to be strong and powerful. Of Course they put in all the hard work but it is just great to be a part of this and guide them on this journey. The subtleties of this video is what...

  • My first double bullddog double kettlebell press

  • Deadlifting a new PR of 215 x 2. Very proud of Rachel. Huge results this year. http://evolutiontucson.com and http://tucsonkettlebell.com

  • Weighted pullups at Tucson Kettlebell/Evolution Fitness Tucson. http://evolutiontucson.com and http://tucsonbarbell.com and www.tucsonkettlebell.com

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  • Samar talks about her experience using kettlebells. She has lost 42 pounds and become very strong and confident!! Very Proud of you Samar. http://evolutiontucson.com and http://tucsonkettlebell.com

  • Dan talks about his experience wit Kettlebell class at Evolution tucson. Evolution Fitness is Tucson’s premier provider of Russian Kettlebell Training. We look at Kettlebell training is a tool to teach movement at strength. http://evo

  • Aracely talks about her experience using kettlebells at Evolution Fitness. http://tucsonkettlebell.com and http://evolutiontucson.com

  • Dan came to Evolution Fitness nearly limping from back pain. Through taking it back a notch and working on hip mobility and over all torso stabilization he is now partaking in full intensity workouts again! http://evolutiontucson.com and ht

  • Rachel has lost almost 60lbs. But more than that she has become amazingly strong. She can deadlift 205lbs for numerous repetitions, and push press 53lbs per arm. She continually inspires and gets stronger

  • Rufe first came to Evolution with severe back pain. After the appropriate stretching he went on to kettlebell classes. His strength took off and from there he is now training to compete in Olympic Weightlifting at Evolution Fitness. http://

  • Joseph has lost over 35lbs so far and has been an inspiration to train. Continual effort and hard work pays off

  • Tim has had amazing results at Evolution Fitness home of Tucson kettlebell. He has lost 20 pounds and cut 9 minutes off of his 5k! He just ran the Tough Mudder. Personal training and group training @ Evolution Fitness. www.evolutiontucson.c

  • I have gone from my starting size of 24/26 to a 16.  My journey has been slow but constant and all about getting healthy, not just weight lost. Thank you for supporting me.  But even more important, thank you for always welcoming me back wh

  • Joseph has been a client with us for over 4 years. His journey has been inspiring. Joe has been  diligent and consistent in his training over the past 4 years.  He rarely ever misses a group training session or kettlebell class, and he has

  • We are really excited to be offering a kettlebell introduction class this Saturday December 13th, at 10am at Evolution Fitness. The best part is Sr. SFG Jeremy Layport will be teaching this class. He is one of the most experienced Kettlebel

  • Smart Strength Programming: Tucson Barbell Club We are proud to be the home of Tucson Barbell Club here at Evolution Fitness. There are numerous gyms out there that dabble in olympic lifting and powerlifting and turn it into a circus act. T

  • Many of you know that every holiday season we have adopted a family that is in need. Our community has been unbelievably generous  bringing in presents and gift cards for all the families we have helped over the years. This year we will be

  • Last week myself and a few friends decided to travel to Sacramento to compete at the APA Powerlifting Meet. Why Sacramento? Well our friend Ric Garcia is the head of the StrongFirst Powerlfiting Team and chose this meet as the site for the

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  • Let Evolution Fitness help prepare you for the StrongFirst Kettlebell Certification! DO YOU? Have what it takes to become a StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor? Want to refine and hone in your kettlebell skills and see improved strength and e

  • What an amazing turn out at Evolution Fitness and Tucson Barbell club for the 100% Raw Powerlifting National Championships. We had well over 500 people through our doors on Saturday and Sunday for one of the biggest powerlifting meets in th

  • We are very excited to announce that Sr. SFG Jeremy Layport will be joining the Evolution Fitness Team. Jeremy’s background is extensive and it ranges from an in depth knowledge of corrective exercise, kettlebell training, strength an

  • At Evolution Fitness and Tucson Barbell Club our motto is “TRAIN WITH PURPOSE”. There can be many purposes to one’s training, but this article written by Mark Rippetoe really breaks down the difference. Are you looking to

  • In the world of strength there are many philosophies and routes to take. Which program is the best? Wendlers 5/3/1, Smolov? the Cube? Westside?  I guarantee you one thing. The second someone mentions one as the best method you will have an

  • Is it the program? Is it the wraps? Is it the pre workout? Is it the shoes? If you have no clue what the last sentence is about then I have completely dated myself. Just for your reference here is a blast from the past of my youth…. 

  • We are looking forward to competing in the NASA Powerlifting Meet on November 9th. We have been training diligently as a team and are getting ready to start to peak our training. We may have up to 12 lifters compete in Mesa. The best thing

  • I have been asked a few times over the past few months why it seems like we have 2 separate companies, Evolution Fitness and Tucson Barbell Club. I wanted to take a few minutes to explain the difference. Evolution Fitness began in 2010 with

  • Last week we announced the winners of the Body Transformation Challenge. We have had numerous other people complete the challenge and we have been working to put together all of the before and afters. We aren’t completely finished com

  • Well we have finally tallied the votes to announce the winner of the 8 week Body Transformation Challenge! It started on April 26th and finished up on June 21st. It was a great 8 weeks and we saw so many success stories. Not only was weight

  • Earlier this week Pavel Tsatsouline and Mark Toomey from StrongFirst invited me to be a Team Leader for their organization. It is a huge honor to be promoted by such an amazing company. When Pavel, the man that brought kettlebell training t

  • At Evolution Fitness Call ourselves the school of Strength, and we mean it. We get asked all the time why we don’t do Crossfit? Or if we are a Crossfit Gym. The answer is a definite NO. I don’t hate Crossfit nor go out of my way

  • Tucson Barbell Club Weightlifting Team had a great day at the Iron Athlete Weightlifting Open at East Valley Crossfit. It was an action packed day with lifters from all over the state attending. Our lifters had a great day.  

  • I have been following Paul Carter for almost 2 years now on Social Media. I have read his books Strength, Life, Legacy and Base Building,  as well as worked through a couple of his programs myself. His website Lift Run Bang has some great a

  •   As a gym owner and personal trainer I have tried just about every diet out there over the years. Many times I experiment with things because I want to know what it does so I can actively critique it, and other times I have been fasci

  • It was a packed house today at Evolution Fitness. A huge thank you to all that attended. We packed in a lot of information in nearly 2 hours and I am sure there my be tons of questions.  I wanted to write this blog to address some questions

  • Day 1 on the Journey of your Body Transformation. We threw a lot of information at you on Saturday. I heard concerns on both ends of the spectrum. Some people told me that the plan was eating more than they are use to, and many people told

  • I had to share this for those that have been “thinking” about doing the Tactical Strength Challenge. I try to tell people all the time this is about you and your goals. I feel bad for people that rob themselves of this event by

  • I have had numerous questions on what we will be covering on our body transformation lecture coming up on April 26th. First, it will be very educational. We will start with the basics of Nutritional Science. We will cover understanding calo

  •     We are excited to announce   The Evolution Fitness Body Transformation Challenge!   ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH LOSING THOSE EXTRA POUNDS?   FEELING CONFUSED ON WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR NUTRITION?   LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING IN PEAK SHAPE T

  • At our Strength and Conditioning Facility in Tucson Arizona we work with kettlebells, barbells, sleds and many other really great pieces of equipment. One thing we really talk about is why are you doing a certain exercise or program. As per

  • What to Expect At Evolution: Expect to become stronger than you have ever imagined. If you want to lose weight, have more energy,or endurance, our program will work for you. If you have felt like you have tried the gym thing before and it d

  • TRX training has been all the buzz over the past couple years. Fitness Anywhere the Parent Company of TRX markets it as the best piece of equipment on the planet. We use them at Evolution Fitness, but there are very few uses that are actual

  • We get asked about what type of nutritional approach we support at Evolution Fitness. It unfortunately has a more to do with what not to do. We do not support the low carb, Atkins, or Ketogenic diet as a nutritional approach for health, fit

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  • I have received numerous questions this week about passing the StrongFirst and RKC Snatch tests. There are numerous ways to get it done. It really depends on what your starting point is to decide the appropriate program. If you have never s

  • A very big congratulations to Tucson Barbell Club (the competitive branch of Evolution Fitness). We placed first overall at the 100% Raw Southwestern Regional Powerlifting Meet in Prescott Arizona on March 29-30th.  We also had some stand o

  • As a Personal Training Facility that specializes in Corrective Exercise and Post Rehab training we get lots of questions on why we use the FMS as a tool to help our clients. The FMS really has become the standard in the industry of screenin

  • We have seen exponential growth at Evolution Fitness over the past year. As a company grows one of the hardest thing to do is to find and retain a qualified staff. At Evolution Fitness we pride ourselves in offering the best programs possib

  • Over the past couple of years we have seen a huge boom in the fitness industry. I have worked in the big box gyms as a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym and Bally’s and served as manager and trainer of Crossfit Gyms. I have to say

  • One of the biggest questions we get asked is on weight loss. How can I lose some weight? I have been struggling to lose weight for X amount of years…… The first question I ask is do you keep a diet journal consistently, and do y

  • I have been getting tons of questions on the Paleo Diet. I have been a big supporter of the Paleo Diet for many reasons. First, it is about cutting out processed foods and eating foods as they are seen in nature which is awesome and I could

  • As a personal trainer and a gym owner with a degree in nutritional sciences I get lots of questions about nutrition and weight loss. Should I be eating Paleo? Are low carb diets bad? I have been eating gluten free for 3 months and I still h

  • People always ask me which certifications are the best if they want to become a personal trainer. First, I want to say that having a certification doesn’t make anyone a good personal trainer, but at least they did the minimum. Many tr

  • I am hearing more and more lately from people about how their workouts are literally killing them and they are saying it like it is a good thing. I am all for high intensity workouts and training sessions, but what people have to realize is

  • The fitness industry has changed more in the past 5 years than in the previous 20. Big box gyms that have charged $30-$50/month have now began a race to the bottom, all competing to see who can charge the least.  The real reason behind this