John Cook is the owner of Evolve Performance Fitness. With almost 20 years experience training athletes of all ages he has personally worked with thousands of clients. John has used the Evolve method of training with great success to help individuals unleash their true potential. His fundamental and common sense approach to physical development has helped people take their performance to the next level.
A standout athlete his entire life, John has competed in Wrestling, Power lifting, Mixed Martial Arts, Grappling and Jiu Jitsu. He has always believed that in order to be successful at coaching it is very important that you have also competed at a high level. You must have a true understanding of what is really necessary to be optimally prepared to compete.
"I believe that you must first instill confidence in someone before you can really tap into their potential. Physical and mental conditioning must be a staple of the training program, if an individual is not strong and in excellent condition, they will never have confidence in their ability. So many trainers today focus too much on the technical aspect of training, they forget the importance of teaching fundamentals and hard work"
"Shaun is an excellent asset to our performance team. His coaching style is very effective with athletes of all ages and abilities. He has the ability to push our kids to their limit, and they still like him when the session is over!" John Cook.
Steve Traczyk heads up our World Class Striking Program. Steve has been training in boxing and kickboxing for many years and brings an intangible passion for the Martial Arts to his students. Coach Traczyk teaches our evening Fundamentals and Advanced training program and also offers private sessions for students wishing to work on specific skills individually. He is a leader and an excellent instructor.
A tireless coach, Steve is known for spending hours working with individuals on the side so they may reach their highest potential. Steve also is a Fight Day coach for our Competiton team and has extensive experience as a corner man.
With many so called coaches out there that spend more time showing than teaching, Steve sets himself apart with his passion, drive and overall dedication to his students and Team Evolve.
Jeffery Pelton has an amazing record as a top wrestler. Jeffery was a 2 Time High School All-American, 3 Time State Finalist, and a State Champion. He was a 4 Time All-American and a National Champion for Notre Dame College. Jeffery Pelton is also an assistant wrestling coach at Notre Dame College.
Coach Pelton, with his experience as an MMA competitor, wrestling champion, and collegiate coach is a very valuable asset to Evolve students of all age levels and experiences.
Bhrandon has been a part of the Evolve Martial Arts and MMA Program since its inception. A highly talented Striker, Bhrandon has competed in all aspects of Combat Sports including Kickboxing, Boxing, MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Coach Poindexter has vast experience working with children and fundamental adult training. Bhrandon has over 20 MMA Fights and is now a member of the Evolve Professional Fight Team. Bhrandon also played College Football.
Ryan Arce is 28 years old and has 10 Years of Boxing Experience. Arce has run Evolve's Youth Boxing Program, offers Personal Training and heads up our White Collar Boxing Program.
Coach Arce is a true professional coach with 8 MMA Fights and has earned his Brown Level in Muay Thai Kickboxing under Steve Traczyk.