When you’re ready to commit to getting fitter and healthier by joining a gym, the big chains may seem like an obvious choice. They’re the ones that are in your face, with splashy advertising campaigns and killer deals. But before you rush off to sign on the dotted line at your nearest Gold’s or Bally Fitness, take a moment to consider the downsides of joining a big box gym. It may just lead you to bypass the big guys as you seek out your friendly local health club.


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Boston is home to a lot of gyms. That makes it a great city to get in shape in, but also a rather confusing one when it comes to selecting the gym that’s best for you to claim as your training base.  Many gyms offer special promotions, along with flashy bells and whistles in order to get your business. If you don’t do your research, you may end up training in an uninspiring environment with sub par equipment. At Evolve Fitness, we firmly believe that our gyms offer the best experience AND value in the greater Boston area, but we thought we would put together a list of 10 things to look out for when searching for the right Boston gym to meet your fitness needs.



Why You Should Hire A Personal Trainer If You Want To Achieve Your Fitness Goals In 2016

The holidays are coming to a close, the new year has officially begun, and it’s time to snap back to reality.

We’ve all been there.

You’ve made a few new year’s resolutions, and THIS is going to be the year that you actually stick to them. Inevitably, at least one of your determinations this year probably has something to do with physical fitness.

Maybe you want to lose weight, or put on muscle, or add a few miles to your distance running. Maybe you want to crush your previous Spinning performance, or practice Yoga five days a week. Or maybe you just want to get in shape and feel better about yourself.

Whatever your goals are, and whatever the reasons are behind them, the new year really is an excellent opportunity to set expectations for yourself and exceed them.


Nutrition Tips For The Holidays From Evolve Fitness

For many of us, the holiday season means enjoying time off with family and friends, copious amounts of food, and maybe a glass or two (or three) of egg nog.

And why not? We’ve earned it, right?

But unfortunately, it can be a little too easy to undo months worth of hard work at the gym with a few over-indulgent weeks in November and December. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with skipping your workout to enjoy a holiday party or a family gathering. But if you want to stay on track for your fitness goals this holiday season, it’s important to strike a balance between fun and health during this tempting time of year.

So with that in mind, Evolve Fitness has decided to put together a list of some of our favorite health and wellness tips for the holidays.  Enjoying holiday traditions with loved ones is the best part of this time of year, and not something to take for granted. But at Evolve Fitness, we believe that it’s possible to do so while still setting yourself up for your healthiest year yet in 2016! So hopefully this list will help you and your family brainstorm ways in which you can enjoy your holiday traditions while still living a balanced, health-conscious lifestyle.