• John Stocker – Sponsored Athlete

    Evolve Health and Fitness is a great place to train, as it is led from the top. The owner and manager, John Stocker, has just become a Sponsored Athlete and Ambassador for Rainmaker and the Buffalo Foundation. Read more at: https://rainmaker.solutions/who-we-are/#sport Rainmaker turning Dreams into Reality.


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  • Members Highlights – October 2018

    The second quarter of 2018 finished in a spectacular way with John Stocker running for Team GB in one of the toughest ultra races – the Spartathlon in Greece. The race is 153 miles non-stop from Athens to Sparta, the added twist this year was the medicane Storm Zorba. Despite the conditions John came 6th out of 24th for Team GB and 60th from 381 race starters – an amazing achievement. He also made it into the newspapers in the run up to the race. John had previously run the Bacchus marathon with Leanne, where there were 12 English wine stations on the route. Leanne also run the Chiltern Wonderland 50, achieving a massive PB for 50miles. The last 3 months were also busy for a few of our customers. Sammi Suter ran the Woodstock 12 and Cotswold Classic, finishing third in her age category at the Cotswold Classic. Lawrence Webb completed the Woodstock 12, Kirtlington 10K and Headington 5; his T-shirt says it all ๐Ÿ˜‰ Last but not least, the awesome trio – Clare Varney, Karen McGill and Tim McGill. In the last 3 months they have completed the Burnham Beeches 10K, Kirtlington 10K, Bedford 10K and Dorney Lakes 10K; that’s a lot of races. The days may be getting shorter and colder, but there are sure to be lots of highlights to share for the last 3 months of 2018, including of course the Bicester Santa Fun Run sponsored by Evolve Health & Fitness. If you have not entered what are you waiting for, you can enter here.


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  • Treatment Rooms Available – In-house Beautician, Chiropractor, Complentary Therapists, Nutrition Experts, Small Business

    Calling all Beauticians, Chiropractors, Complementary Therapists, Nutrition Experts Evolve Health & Fitness have treatment rooms available for hire. Good value for money, internet available & free gym membership thrown in too ๐Ÿ™‚ Rooms also available for any other small businesses. Come and talk to us and see how we can get you started. Evolve Health & Fitness is a small family business and we would love to be part of your journey.


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  • Members Highlights – July 2018

    It’s been a busy time for members at Evolve. John and Leanne have once again led the way with the Highland Fling Ultra and all three Stocker Kids – Owen, Emelie and Ivan – did superb on their schools sorts day. Leanne also ran the London marathon and got a PB on the hottest London marathon to date, Clare Varney and Daniel Giddens also ran their first London marathon. There has been a good turn out from Evolve at several events. Blenheim 7K: Kate Peacock, Kelly Sawyer, Sarah Obinna, Sarah Watt, James Boardman and young Victoria Peacock in the kids 1 miler.ย Sarah Wyatt also ran the Milton Keynes half marathon one week after completing the Blenheim 7K. Town & Gown 10K: Clare Varney, Kelly Sawyer,ย  Lawrence Webb, Sofie Alexandra and Tim McGill. Otmoor Half Marathon: Ed Peacock, Gary Anderson, Hayley Chambers, Leanne Stocker, Sammi Suter and Stephen Caesar. Gary Anderson and Hayley Chambers also ran the Midnight Sun marathon in Norway! Heyford 10K: Sammi Suter was first lady home, also running were Clare Varney, Karen McGill and Tim McGill. Sammi Suter also came fourth in her category at the Buckingham half marathon – superb running Moonwalk: Jennifer Tattersall and Sarah Smart completed the Moon walk for a very good cause. Cass Barnett also ran the Race for Life, again for a very good cause. Lawrence Webb has had a flying start to his season also completing the Claydon 10K and the Lollop 10k. Ed Peacock completed the Paris marathon. Kelly Sawyer got her season off to a good start with the Hillsden 5k on Easter Monday. Liam Kiely did the Hackney Half to start his season. Rob Hill completed the Thame 10K and has the Windsor half marathon to follow. What a busy 3 months for our members, fantastic effort from all. Finally but definitely not least, we remember Michael Butland who died one year ago far too young and forever in our hearts.


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  • Members Highlights 2018

    The new year has got off to a good start ๐Ÿ™‚ John & Leanne Stocker have led the way running two Ultra races together – County to Capital (45 miles) and the New Forrest 50K where they were joined by Gary Anderson and Bruce Clark. Congratulations to Leanne for a PB in the County to Capital, Gary for his PB in the New Forrest and Bruce for his first Ultra. John has also run the Arc of Attrition, a race where there were more retirees than finishers and one that John described harder than the SPINE!ย Not to be outdone by his parents, young Owen Stocker won the cross country best performance for U11 ๐Ÿ™‚ Sam Suter was the second lady home in the Hardwick X-Stream race; a fantastic start to her 2018 season. Lawrence Webb ran the Muddy March Run in the snow and completed his first duathalon in Oxford. He also won the Bicester Green Spaces challenge; there is no stopping him. Clare Varney and Karen McGill completed the Vitality Big Half as part of their marathon training; Clare also kept her work colleagues company in the OX5 and easily beat her time from last year. Sue Manhood has run the first two Maverick Races and plans to complete all eight of their races in 2018. She also got a medal for running 100miles in February. A massive congratulations to Stephen Mudge for being Slimming World’s Biggest Loser and also to Cass Barnett for losing her third stone at Slimming World – Fantastic achievement both of you! There was the first gym challenge of 2018 – The Arc of Attrition Challenge. Like the race, this challenge was one of the hardest and for the first time included all four cardio machines. There were only three finishers – John Greenwood, Andy Nutt and Sue Manhood. Sophie Barnes came fourth in her first challenge, Rob Hill exceeded his personal challenge and Megan Greenwood was the youngest member to take part. Congratulations also to Ian Obinna, Ed Peacock and Gary Anderson. Who’s up for the next Challenge? It starts on the 12th May, lasts for one month and includes 615 miles! Teams of up to 3 members are allowed. It again includes all cardio machines, but the twist this time is that there are weekly cut-offs! Who is brave enough to take on the Monarch’s Way challenge? Good luck to John who starts the Monarch’s Way Ultra on 19h May.    


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  • Treatroom Available to Rent

    Evolve Health & Fitness have a treatment room available to rent from 1st April 2018. If you are interested please contact us or come and have a look around.


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  • JOB VACANCY – FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

    Are you a motivated fitness professional who can help our members achieve their goals? Can you inspire people to want to improve their health and wellbeing? If so, then Evolve Health & Fitness would love you to join our small inspirational team. You will need to be qualified to a minimum of REPs level 2 or equivalent. You must also be able to work shifts including evenings, weekends and public holidays. Part time or full time posts will be considered and a start date of March 2018 is desirable. There will be opportunities for Personal Training, assuming you have the relevant qualification. Think you have got what it takes? APPLY NOW! Drop in to Evolve Health and Fitness with your CV or email it to us at: join@evolvehealthandfitness.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.


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  • A Look Back On 2017

    A LOOK BACK ON 2017 2017 started with the SPINE Race known as the most brutal race in the UK and we all learnt the art of dot watching as John battled through the elements to complete his first race of many in 2017. He also hit the newspapers for his success in this race and again in July when he came first and broke the record for the Thames Ring 250. In total John ran 1, 520 miles during races, completed two grand slams in the process and achieved many PBs; what a fantastic year. Not to be outdone by his dad, young Owen Stocker also made the newspapers on numerous occasions and won year 5 and 6 boys cross country. At the start of 2017, he also won the member of the year at the Bicester Athletic Cross Country. Emelie Stocker completed her first Centurion race, and Leanne Stocker achieved many ultra races clocking up PBs along the way. There were many more family achievements, especially at the Bournemouth marathon where PBs were achieved and 13 medals were won. Other fantastic turnout at races included: Blenheim 10K: Nick Bass, Megan Greenwood, Karen McGill, Tim McGill, Sarah Obinna, Clare Varney Blenheim Half Marathon: Aiden Cowles, Dan Giddens, Tony Giddens, John Greenwood, Sam Suter Milton Keynes Half Marthon: Elizabeth Bell, Sue Manhood, Karen McGill, Kate Peacock, Clare Varney New Forrest: Gary Anderson, Sue Manhood, Caroline Oakes, Ed Peacock, John & Leanne Stocker Oxford Half: Josh Kelloway, Liam Kiely, Caroline Oakes OX5: Darren Davis, Megan Greenwood, Ben Miles, Tom Smythe, Clare Varney Town & Gown: Tim Ball, Hannah Fraser, Karen McGill, Tim McGill., Kate Peacock, Kelly Sawyer, Clare Varney, Louise Workman And of course the Santa Fun Run…. Other achievements include: Rob Barton coming 5th in the Bicester Triathlon and 1st in his age group; very impressive considering it was his first triathlon. Sammy Sutter won her first race at the Adderbury Spires. Lawrence Webb ran his first race since school, and went on to complete many more. A fantastic achievement given he couldn’t even walk on the treadmill when he first joined Evolve. There were many other achievements throughout the year, including many first races, lots of PBs – far too many to mention but congratulations to all. Lets do it all again in 2018 ๐Ÿ™‚ There were also three gym Challenges – Congratulations to all that took part – John Alderidge, Gary Anderson, Lorraine, Paul & Tobey Bell, Rob & Sharon Carter,ย  Ian Cripps, Daniel Giddens, John, Megan & Oliver Greenwood, Andy & Melanie Hammond, Sue Manhood, Karen & Tim McGill, Liza Nicklin, Andy Nutt, Ian Obinna, Ed Peacock, Sarah & Matt Rudd, Mathew Swales, Emily Taylor, Clare Varney. Watch out though, John has 615mile race planned for 2018! Finally, but definitely not last, Evolve Health & Fitness said a sad farewell to Michael Butland who died too young at the start of July; your happy smile will always be missed.


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