• Coronavirus Update

    The government has today, Friday 20 March, forced all gyms to close. We apologise to all our members but our hands are tied, Evolve Health & Fitness will be closed from Saturday 21 March. As soon as the government says we can open, we will be back. Please remember we are a small family gym and it has taken us 10 years to get to were we are today. Stay safe everyone.


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  • Coronavirus Update – Classes

    Earlier this week we informed all members that the gym will remain open unless forced to shut by the government. This has not changed, it’s a spacious gym 😀 However it is with regret that all adult classes will be cancelled from Thursday 19 March. This is inline with the government guidelines & the proximity of members in the studio. There will be Tiny Turtles tomorrow (Thursday 19 March) but it will be the last kids class until schools reopen. For updates on Pole Fitness please contact the Pole Fitness Academy. All classes will return as soon as the government guidelines allow. Please don’t forget the gym is open so you can still train 🙂 Thank you, Evolve Team


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  • CORNAVIRUS UPDATE

    Evolve Health & Fitness would like to inform its members that the club will remain OPEN unless we are forced to close by the government. At Evolve Health & Fitness we take pride in keeping the club clean throughout the year and are committed to providing our members with a safe & hygienic space to exercise. We would appreciate if members could be extra diligent in wiping all machines after use with the antiseptic fluid provided. Also, if you feel unwell do not train & please follow the NHS guidelines. In a time of uncertainty, we would like to bring some normality to your life & help you remain healthy & fit. Let’s keep Evolve Health & Fitness the great place to train with (as always) health & safety the top priority. Thank you


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  • Christmas Opening Hours 2020

    The Evolve Team would like to wish all it’s members a very Happy Christmas 🙂 We are open over Christmas, so no excuse for not working out 😉


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  • Evolve Members & Staff Highlights: January to June 2019

    John Stocker has led the way again this year, clocking up the miles. The year started with County to Capital (43 miles), which Leanne ran with him. Then there was the Arc de Attrition (100 miles), Crawley 24 (122 miles), Highland Fling (53 miles), finishing with victory in the Monarch’s Way (615 miles). The Monarch’s Way was extra special where he knocked over 11 hours off the course record, sweet revenge for last year when he had to withdraw due to blisters which were down to the bone on his feet – ouch…… There have been several races where Evolve has had a great turn out. Charlie Noble, Karen McGill, Richard Harris and Sue Manhood all took part in the London Marathon. Even more took part in the Oxford Town & Gown, congratulations to Jen Cox, Claire & Steve Lindley, Karen & Tim McGill, Lawrence Webb and Louise Workman. There was also a good turn out at the Colour Obstacle Run, completed by Helen Barton, Sharon Betterton, Sarah Norman and Tina Servat. Karen & Tim McGill have quite a medal collection, having taken part in the Chicken Run, Gayton 10K, MK Half marathon and Winslow 10K in addition to the aforementioned races. Special Congratulations to Tim McGill for completing his first half marathon. Another member with a good medal collection is Lawrence Webb, who also ran his first half marathon at the Otmoor Challenge. He has also run the Steeple Barton 10K, Stowe 12K and Wendover Woods 10K in addition to the races above. Congratulations to Elizabeth Bell who was the 4th lady home in her first marathon at the Dinton Pastures 6 hour challenge. Then ran her first ultra at the Runstock 50K, where again she was the 4th female home. Congratulations also to Richard Harris who obtained a PB in the Edinburgh marathon, just four weeks after completing the London marathon. Other achievements include. Justine Miniken who completed the Race for Life and the London Vitality 10K both in memory of her dad. He would be so proud of you Justine. Also Sophie Barnes for completing the Blenheim 7K, believe it is the London Marathon next year Sophie….. Hayley Chambers, Gary Anderson and Edward Peacock completed the Heyford Park 10K, with an excellent run in to the finish line. Finally, Evolve Health and Fitness has also hit the headlines by appearing twice in the Oxford Mail – John Stocker for wining the Monarch’s Way and Sue Manhood for taking part in the London marathon just two months after finishing her cancer treatment. Evolve also made it onto BBC South Today, with Sue’s cancer journey. It’s definitely a great place to train.


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  • John Stocker Wins the Monarch’s Way Ultra

    John Stocker smashed the course record for the Monarch’s Way Ultra by 11 hours and 5 mins. He completed the 615 miles in 287:30:36, just under 12 days! The Monarch’s Way Ultra race aims to replicate the escape route used by King Charles II but without the certain death if you are caught and you can’t use a horse or have someone with you all the ways as he did. The race is 615 miles non-stop with time, tiredness and your own abilities called into question. The race is a maximum of 14 days with cut off times at the various CP locations along the way, this means an average of 43 miles completed each day every day for 2 weeks. John Stocker was only the 4th person to finish out of 24 that have ever started the event, which was running for it’s fourth year. He was determined to complete the course having DNF last year, the only race he has never finished, and he did it in style. John led from the first check point to the finish line and in the words of the organiser “Top running John, I thought the previous record would be tough to beat but your record is really going to take some beating”.


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  • 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 😉 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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