Evolve exists to get your body moving. The sedentary nature of modern day life has resulted in the now ubiquitous truism that ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Our bodies were built to move. Evolve’s mission is to give its members the tools and motivational content to help them live healthier and happier lives through movement.
While you could focus your workouts on certain exercises that target upper body strength, Evolve is a program rooted in the philosophy of functional fitness and primal movements. As a result, Evolve encourages its members to develop functional bodies by following the recommended workouts as determined by your workout selector. If a member is focused on certain goals (for example: flexibility, developing sports-specific movements or strengthening their core to compensate for chronic lower-back pain) the Evolve workout selector allows its members to tailor their workout sequences to best suit their individual goals.
Evolve is a resource and a community for users who are looking for both fitness and nutritional advice. As a member, you will have access to our customized fitness and nutrition advice that can guide you towards improving your overall health and lifestyle.
Evolve is designed as a bodyweight-only program that does not require any equipment. Your own body is all you need to create the requisite weight and resistance to safely build long-lasting strength, flexibility and endurance.
Evolve is for everyone, and we encourage our members to keep up the other activities they enjoy. Evolve is inclusive of all fitness levels, so it can be used as your primary method of fitness or to enhance your regular routine.
Yes! Evolve workouts are available in 25 minute, 45 minute and 65 minute sessions so you can tailor the workout for your schedule.
Evolve is about choice and tailoring the program to suit your needs. Workout variety, four trainers with distinct teaching styles, and the ability to choose our custom DJ-designed music or your own playlist all make each workout unique to your mood on any given day.
Yes you can. Evolve believes that music is a key part of keeping its members motivated to move. Each workout can be performed while listening to your own original iTunes playlist, the original Evolve DJ-mixes or simply the trainer’s voice.
Evolve is inclusive of all fitness abilities, and every Evolve member is encouraged to take a fit test in order to determine which level is right for them. In addition, Evolve recommends a very clear sequence of workouts for its members, so that balanced results are simple to attain. There are five different types of workouts in Evolve: Strength, Core, Agility, Stretch and Sports. For guidance, Evolve recommends a strategic workout order and automatically suggests the best workout for that day based on a user’s last activity. That said, Evolve will soon offer alternate sport specific workouts you can select on your Sports day (eg. Tennis and Golf) and different stretch workouts for your Stretch day (eg. Yoga). And Evolve will regularly be updated with new options for members to choose from (ie. new sports-specific and stretch-specific workouts).
Evolve is inclusive of all fitness abilities and currently has three levels that get increasingly more advanced: Evolve Basics, Evolve I, and Evolve II. And within those levels, there are three modifications of each exercise (easy, medium, hard), allowing users to ‘Evolve up’ or ‘Mod down’ in each movement to suit individual strengths and weaknesses. If you have little or no experience with functional fitness, start with Evolve Basics to learn the principles of primal movements and then gradually work your way up as you improve your technical and physical fitness.
First, visit www.evolvefunctionalfitness.com and click ‘Join’. Fill in your details and create your user profile. From there, iOS users (meaning any Apple product) can visit the iTunes App store, download the Evolve Functional Fitness app, sign in and get moving. For users without access to an iOS device, work out from any desktop by clicking ‘sign in’ on the Evolve Functional Fitness homepage.
Your all-inclusive Evolve membership is $7.99/month with a free one-month trial.
Your membership includes unlimited access to all of Evolve’s premium workouts, with all trainers, as well as all of Evolve’s additional features, including:
- The Evolve Social Community; a social platform that lets users follow friends and post to followers for a homepage feed that continues to inspire.
- A nutrition resource allowing users to personalize their feed to match current health goals and dietary needs.
- Travel Packs to download for future offline workouts.
- The Primal Challenge, a tool allowing users to track their progress across Evolve’s seven primal movements.
- See these features and more here for your free one-month trial.
All Evolve workouts, with all trainers, on all devices are available for one price. No additional feeds, just one all-access membership.
From the Evolve app on iOS devices, change your Evolve level by visiting ‘Settlings’ in the top section of the left-hand side menu, followed by ‘My Profile’. From there, either take or skip the Fit Test before setting your Evolve level to Basics, Evolve 1 or Evolve 2.
From the Evolve desktop experience, sign in and visit the Fit Test tab. Scroll down the page and either take or skip the Fit Test. From there, you’ll be able to start the Evolve level of your choice using the buttons at the bottom of each level description.
From the Evolve app on iOS, the Fit Test will appear the first time you login. To re-take the Fit Test, visit ‘Settings’ in the top section of the left-hand side menu, and choose ‘My Profile’. From there, the Fit Test can be accessed in the ‘Choose your level’ section.
From the desktop platform, click on the Fit Test tab at the top of your web page. Scroll down past the level descriptions and click ‘Start Fit Test’.
On iPad, the Primal Challenge can be accessed from the left-hand side menu.
On desktop, the Primal Challenge can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Primal Challenge’ tab at the top of the web page.
Re-test yourself once a month to track your progress.
In the nutrition section of the iOS experience, you can set your nutrition preferences by visiting ‘Personalize’ from the left-hand menu on your iPad, or from the top right drop-down menu on iPhone. Select your goal and dietary preferences, and your feed will only pull content relevant to you.
Yes, you can still work out with Evolve without an Apple device using our desktop experience. Evolve really is ‘anywhere fitness’, meaning you can access all workouts from any web browser or any device.
For technical support, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1 (877) 206-0065.
My Evolve is a space on the Evolve app where your social community of Evolve users comes to life. Posts from friends that you follow will aggregate in your feed, letting you be inspired to move by images and quotes shared by your Evolve community. A strong, engaged community means ongoing motivation to move, so post often and inspire others to Evolve.
To download a travel pack, sign-in to Evolve from your Apple iOS device. Scroll down to the bottom of the main menu and click on ‘Travel Pack’, under the ‘Explore’ section. From there, choose the workout you want to download and click the gold “Download” button at the bottom of the screen. Once the workout is downloaded, you will be able to access it offline by returning to the login screen and tapping the airplane icon.
Travel packs are only available for download from your iOS device and not from the desktop.
Find other Evolve users by clicking ‘Connect’ in the left-hand side menu. From there, visit ‘Find Friends’ on iPad, or scroll up on iPhone to reveal the search bar. Begin timing the name you’d like to find, and click ‘follow’. If the user has a public profile, you will automatically start seeing their posts in your My Evolve feed. If the user’s profile is private, a request will be sent to their account for approval before you start seeing their inspiration appear in your feed.
My making your Evolve account public, other users can follow your inspirational posts freely after following your profile. If your account is left on the default private setting, you will be sent a follow request each time a new user wants to follow your My Evolve posts.