Here are some popular questions asked of our staff at Evolve Fitness
Q: How can I buy a membership?
A: You can buy a membership through our Evolve Fitness online store by clicking here.
Q: What will your hours be?
A: Our hours will be 4:30 am - 11 pm Monday through Friday, 7 am - 8 pm on Saturday's, and 7 am - 7 pm on Sunday's.
Q: When will monthly payments begin?
A: Monthly payments will not start until our gym is open.
Q: What payment options will I have for paying my membership?
A: You may provide a credit card or a checking account routing number to be used for monthly billing.
Q: Will your gym feature a steam room?
A: Yes, we have separate steam rooms for men and women.
Q: What kind of classes will you have?
A: We have a huge assortment of classes including, but not limited to, BodyPump, BodyCombat, GRIT, Boot Camp, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Barre, TRX, Endurance, Strength, SYNRGY, plus an amazing Spin Studio.
Q: What is the best way to determine the weight I should be training with?
A: Use the 5 rep test. A simple rep calculator. It takes the guess work out.
Q: How much of a role does nutrition really play into my fitness goals?
A: Nutrition is an important part, if not the key factor, in achieving your fitness goals.
Q: What is the best diet to use to achieve my weight loss goals?
A: None. There is no diet that will help you achieve and maintain healthy weight loss. However, making healthy eating a lifestyle choice will assist you in achieving the long lasting goals you are seeking.
Q: How many times a week should I be working out?
A: Every person is different and has different goals. A good start would be 3-4 times per week. With a balance of strength training and cardio based on your goals. You must give yourself adequate rest days, as well as knowing which muscles are primary and secondary so that you are not overtraining.
Q: What is better for me, cardio or weight training?
A: There is no perfect answer to this question and you will find this a huge debate if you search the internet. The truth is, you need both. You need to teach your body balance and practice all aspects of training. However, there is much truth when it comes to the caloric burn after cardio as opposed to after weight training. Minute for minute, cardio burns way more calories, however, your body will resume its normal metabolic rate not long after your cardio session is complete. Your metabolic rate can be raised for up to 36 hours after a weight training session.
Q: How do I know if I need a personal trainer?
A: There is no right answer for this question. When considering a trainer, first figure out your needs and what your goals are. Also, consider what you think your strengths and weaknesses are. A personal trainer can provide creative, effective workouts, prevent injuries, ensure you hit your goals, and provide consistent, non-judgmental fitness support. Working out with a personal trainer increases your fitness goal success rate by over 30 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine.
Q: How often should I rest or take “rest days” when weight training?
A: Your muscles need rest in order to rebuild and heal. We recommend at least two rest days each week. Anything less may result in minimal muscle gain. If you are the type of person who must workout every day, then add things such as cardio, yoga, or stretching.
Q: Do you recommend any fitness trackers or applications I can use on my phone?
A: Yes. There are many trackers or applications out there which are useful. Keeping track of the work you put in and your goals is an excellent way to stay on course. Try MyFitnessPal, Apple Fitness Trackers, our Macro Tracker. Also, some people do well with the old fashion daily handwritten journals and to-do lists.
Q: Any advice you have for people just starting to exercise or who have not exercised in a long time?
A: Getting to know your own body is so important. Determine when you are your best self and when you have time to exercise. Once you determine the best time of day for you to exercise, put it in your schedule, make it a box on your “to do” list. When you are new to exercise, be sure you are getting enough rest the proper nutrition. Additionally, when you are new or just returning, it is easy to be discouraged, so find your motivation. Maybe it's a goal, a timeline or even a workout buddy. But whatever it is, find what works best for you!
Q: How much water should I be drinking a day?
A: Every person is different! Most people believe 8 8oz glasses of water is the go to. This is not accurate for everyone and is commonly used because 8x8 is easy to remember. Truth is, you should be multiplying your bodyweight by ⅔ or 67%. That answer is the amount of ounces of water you should be drinking per day. On top of this, you should consume an extra 12 oz of water per 30 minutes of exercise.
Q: Any great exercising secrets you can share?
A: Yes. Never underestimate the power of focus. Focusing on the muscles you are training and the energy that goes into each movement is so much better than just going through the motions. Pay close attention to your form truly will allow you to reap more benefits from each workout.
Q: Hello, I am interested in joining. However, my husband in is the army and we may getting moved. What would the cancellation policy be?
A: You would be charged nothing and be able to cancel immediately. We accommodate members who are moving, especially those who serve our country. We are pro military at Evolve.