Hi, I’m John Stocker, owner and manager at Evolve. Let me tell you a little bit about how I got started and how Evolve got to where it is today.

I started work in the leisure industry in 1996 at the Witney Leisure Centre and then joined “Aviators” gym in Kidlington in 1999. I attended and passed an industry standard Premier Training Development Diploma Course and as a result was promoted to the position of Head Instructor at “Aviators”.

In 2001 I joined The Fitness Company in Bicester as Club Manager and Personal Trainer and while at The Fitness Company I qualified with the British Heart Foundation for Cardiac Rehabilitation.

In 2003 I was lucky enough to be awarded the Bicester Business Awards Employee of the Year.

Evolve Personal Training was born in 2004, based within the Fitness Company. Training continued and I qualified as a Master Trainer in Personal Training & Managing Lower back pain and since then I have continued to study to complete the Core Stability training exam, which has now qualified me as a Master Trainer in corrective exercise.

2011 saw the culmination of my long term ambition of opening my own gym and, with the help of family and friends, we have, together, built Evolve Health and Fitness, Bicester’s largest, most spacious and best equipped, family friendly gym.

We work hard to make this a pleasant and friendly environment to be in and we’re always looking to make further improvements based on our members needs and ideas. So why not come along, have a look, join this family run gym and become one of the growing Evolve ‘family’.

Meet the Team

Running Evolve really is a team effort and I am extremely lucky to have the following team behind me. You’ll see them all at Evolve at some point

  • John

  • Matthew

  • Sue

  • Leanne