Our Gym

Evolution Athletics is the synthesis of ideas from years of real world study and experience from traditional strength and conditioning realms, new era human performance programs, and sports science. Chris McNamara’s extensive background in sport and real world applications of peak human performance at the highest levels provides unique insight on how to combine best practices from all of the aforementioned realms. He identified the fact that this training experience did not exist in the Sandhills. Additionally, in many cities a facility of this caliber is reserved for professional athletes alone. Due to these circumstances, Chris decided to bridge this gap in a merger of thought process and the way it was conveyed to the public.

At Evolution Athletics, we have different programs designed to suit any performance goal. Whether it is to run a faster 5k, complete a triathlon, be a better golfer, or improve general physical fitness, we have a program to help meet your needs. This unique blend of Sport Science, Professional Coaching, and evidence-based performance programs will help you safely, effectively, and efficiently achieve your goals.

Evolution Athletics is the premier training and performance center in the Sandhills. Our mission is to enhance your life. We aim to do that by helping you prepare for infinite, multidimensional, random, and chaotic demands that life might throw your way. We develop and deliver health and fitness programs that will help translate to success in all areas of your life.

The cornerstone of all sport, tactical, or life demands is movement. Evolution Athletics is a 10,000 square foot facility designed specifically to improve human movement and develop our community. We will never stick you on a machine or make you another body on a treadmill. Instead, we will increase your speed, strength, power, endurance, flexibility, performance, and overall health through evidence based program design and the use of functional movements. These are the core, primal movements, found everywhere, and are built naturally into our DNA. They move the largest loads the longest distances so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time.

Evolution Athletics exists to increase performance for people of all types regardless of age, gender, sport, or capability. Unlike other facilities that might use “extreme” regimens with little care for the what / why / or how of athletic development, Evolution Athletics will provide periodized, goal specific, evidence based programming to help you meet your goals safely. Much of our lineage is through programs like Team Exos that caters to professional athletes.  We use that lineage and experience to treat every one of our members like a professional in their own right. Every EA member will receive a Functional Movement Screen in order to specifically identify your movement deficiencies so that we can work towards improving them in an extremely supportive community environment.

“A Gym Culture Where Everyone is Welcome.”

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Evolution Athletics

Our Location

Address: 2065 Juniper Lake Road, West End, North Carolina 27376

Gym: 3 miles down HWY 211 from Moore Regional Hospital. Look to your right and you will see us on top of the hill!

Phone: (910) 634-0519


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