Fitness

Our primary goals in EvoFit’s Fitness system is to be truly functionally fit and to have longevity in those abilities.

To achieve this outcome, we can’t simply be strong or cardiovascularly fit. Those descriptions seem to fit the majority of people, the strong muscular types lifting big weights or the slender types that love to run and cycle.

But why not be both, and more…

Not Just a Gym

Instruction & workout programs

We are not a commercial gym where you are left to your own devices.

You’ll receive personal instruction and guidance through our well balanced programs to guide you to be the best version of yourself.

You’ll learn all the principles of good execution and do a variety of workouts that will keep challenging you as you progress.

Defining Functional

Defining what is functional training or functional abilities is perhaps a subjective question, but generally most people associate functional abilities with their ability to move and use their bodies to full potential.

What is functional is also a matter of perspective and not everyone will want or require the same level of ability.

As a baseline however, being proficient at all the basic human movement patterns and having the basic scaffolding and cognitive ability to support those movements is a must.

Anatomy of Function

Humans can be seen as biological machines, and at a mechanical and control level, can be compared to a computer quite sensibly.

Like computer, we have hardware and software to make our ability to move possible.

Think of your body, including bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles as the hardware and your brain as the software.

True functional ability and mastery can only be achieved if both hardware and software are in equilibrium. For the most part, people focus on the hardware and don’t even realise there’s software involved.

Further more, when it comes to the hardware, the focus lies primarily on patterns, even limited patterns and does not take into account the scaffolding or foundations those patterns must be built upon.

We therefore categorise movements and exercises into 3 broad categories:

  • Scaffolding
  • Patterns
  • Keys

Scaffolding is the foundational hardware we need to build movement patterns upon.

For functional scaffolding we need mobility and stability. The idea is that our mechanical structure (hardware) needs optimal range of motion and optimal stability to enable functional movement.

  • Flexibility: passive soft tissue lengthening, a prerequisite for mobility
  • Mobility: active flexibility through range of motion with strength and control
  • Stability: spinal and joint stability as well as proper movement mechanics

Scaffolding is especially important for beginners, in time, scaffolding becomes more maintenance than focus.

Patterns are the simplest to define and also the most focussed on in traditional training and exercise.

Patterns are built around the general functional requirements and movements we use to move as humans.

For example, these are broad and general movement patterns you should be familiar with:

  • Squat
  • Push
  • Pull

In EvoFit we go a little further and also try and holistically develop movement patterns to similar proficiency levels, as many people often focus on just a few movement patterns and neglect a large proportion.

Keep in mind, you’re functionally only as strong as your weakest link.

Good scaffolding and patterns are not enough however, as this only accounts for our “hardware”, we need “software” too.

Our software is defined as key exercises, these develop agility and skill, which enable you to efficiently use your hardware to its full potential.

Keys unlock greater potential and efficiency of movement.

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Proprioception
  • Aerial awareness
  • Movement flow
  • Skills

These key exercises enhance our functional patterns through becoming more efficient and effective.

Customization

Our workouts are totally customizable to your abilities.

Focus areas as well as exercise scaling can be used to tailor workouts to your abilities and needs.

Free class

We invite you to attend a free class where you can experience our EvoFit Fitness classes and ask questions. Use the booking form below to book a free trial session.

Timetable

September 30, 2022
  • 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Fees

Fees are listed as they apply to a single person joining a division class. See the Join page for details on discounts for families, couples and packages.

  • R750/m

    EvoFit Fitness class.

  • EvoFit - Double
  • 2 classes per week.
  • R900/m

    Recommended!
    EvoFit Fitness class.

  • EvoFit - Triple
  • 3 classes per week.
  • R1200/m

    EvoFit Fitness class.

  • EvoFit - Quint
  • 5 classes per week.
  • R600/m

    EvoFit Fitness class for children 14+ and students.

  • EvoFit - Student Double
  • 2 classes per week.
  • R750/m

    EvoFit Fitness class for children 14+ and students.

  • EvoFit - Student Triple
  • 3 classes per week.
  • R350/hour

    EvoFit Fitness private classes.

  • EvoFit - Private
  • Private classes for one or two people with an instructor.
  • R550

    EvoFit Fitness 5 class bundle.

  • EvoFit - Quint Bundle
  • 5 class bundle that can be used any time.
  • Perfect for those with irregular schedules, visitors or holiday time.
  • R1000

    EvoFit Fitness 10 class bundle.

  • EvoFit - Deca Bundle
  • 10 class bundle that can be used any time.
  • Perfect for those with irregular schedules, visitors or holiday time.

Other Classes

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