Just in time to work off some of those holiday calories, Evolutions Fitness and Wellness Center has added more than 45 pieces of fitness equipment.
Operated by Tulare Local Healthcare District, Evolutions has installed 49 new pieces of fitness apparatus, including several state of the art pieces designed to make working out more fun and challenging.
Jayne Presnell, executive director of Evolutions, said the new equipment really enhances the workout experience and gives members more motivation to work out.
“It takes the grudge out of it,” she said. “The new thing that members are excited about is the new screens,” she said.
Of the new fitness pieces, 30 come with the personalized viewing screens designed to make working out more fun and challenging.
Members can log into the internet on the device and either watch a show, check their emails or Facebook, or bring up a trail on the screen which they can use for the workout.
“It’s like you’re actually walking or running on a trail,” stressed Presnell. There are several trail options, all with a different degree of challenge. And, she pointed out, they are constantly updated so new challenges are available all the time.
In the past, those on fitness equipment could watch one of the many TV screens placed around the facility. Those only offered TV channels. Now, members can personalize what they watch or take advantage of the personalized workout.
In all, the personalized viewing screens are on treadmills, all motion trainers, ellipticals and lower body ellipticals.
Presnell, who is the only director in Evolutions’ 13-year history, said the new pieces replace some equipment which was original and worn out. She explained the basic workout provided by the equipment is not much changed, but there is new technology and the viewing screens which enhance the workout.
In all, the fitness center spent more than $275,000 on the upgrades.
It has been a year of transition for the fitness center on Prosperity Avenue in Tulare. It was closed for a month when the former managers of the hospital closed all hospital facilities.
Evolutions reopened a month after closing thanks to several people in the community who stepped up to see the facility continue to operate.
Presnell said the upgrades shows Evolutions is not going anywhere and will only get better.
“If we were going to close, we wouldn’t have invested $275,000,” she said.
The fitness center also added new step mills, two new assault airbikes, a glute drive, full body press dead lift platform and a BoxMaster Tower.
Opened in 2005, Evolutions serves more than 5,000 members. It offers the latest in cardiovascular training equipment, selectorized and plate loaded weight resistance equipment, group exercises, personal trainers, indoor cycling, a lap pool and warm water therapy and men’s and women’s spas, saunas and more.
For more information on Evolutions and its special no cost to sign up offer, call 559-685-3800 or check it out on Facebook. Evolutions will also host an open house on Jan. 10, 2019.