Thank you for visiting Tucson Strength (formerly Evolution Fitness Systems). We are a training facility offering group training, one-on-one personal training, and open gym. We specialize in helping people move better and become more conditioned. Members of our staff hold national personal training certifications and specialty certifications in kettlebell training, mobility, endurance training, rowing, and corrective exercise.
In our view, personal trainers are more than just motivators (really anyone can be a cheerleader). More importantly, a trainer is an educator, a professional in human movement. Many trainers now a days watch a YouTube Video of how to do a cool new workout and pass it on to clients without any understanding of how that workout will specifically affect that person.
Anyone can set up a workout that will make you sore. Exercise is more than just sweat and soreness. We develop thoughtful programs varying from one-on-one training to small group training to programming, so whether your goal is weight loss, corrective exercise, calasthenics, high intensity training, weightlifting or powerlifting we offer a program that will help you achieve your goals. Our training philosophy focuses first on proper movement patterns and then building intensity and strength on a healthy foundation.
Danny holds the CSCS Certification, FMS Level 2, and is also a Team Leader with StrongFirst Instructor. He is also state chair, southern Arizona meet director, and certified coach for the United States Powerlifting Association.
Danny specializes in coaching the sport of powerlifting, corrective exercise, and kettlebell training. He has worked with MLB Baseball teams and Olympians over the years, but loves working with everyday people wanting to become stronger.
Personally he has been a competitive powerlifter, completed a 70.3 Ironman, and runs half marathons. Danny is currently not taking on clients, as he is working on growing Tucson Strength. He is still actively coaching the Tucson Barbell Club.
He is truly a student and teacher of strength and spends a considerable amount of time on continuing education and learning.
Christian doesn’t only coach, but he competitively powerlifts. In the 2021 USPA Drug Tested National Championships he competed with a very strong showing.
Christian does 1on1 Training and coaches our Tucson Barbell Club.
Steve holds the Original Strength Level 1 Certification, NSCA-CPT, and is a Concept 2 Certified instructor.
He has a strong passion for learning and teaching everything health and fitness, from teaching the fundamentals to advanced concepts of of kettlebell training as well as teach the fundamentals of powerlifting. You will also see that he loves dancing as a day doesn’t go by without having him dancing in the gym.
Aracely teaches our kettlebell and conditioning classes and she always has something special in store for the students in her class. She knows how to push them and come up with some creative programs.
When Aracely is not in the gym she is always staying physically active taking on new adventures from running races, obstacle course races or taking up a new hobby like golf or boxing.
Having a general CPT is the minimum for Joe, he is currently working on his Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, and Corrective Exercise certifications. When Joe is not in the gym, he is playing club basketball, frisbee golf, golf, soccer, swimming, hiking, or doing anything that get him moving!
Fast Forward to today: Anthony’s practice and teaching have expanded through education with Functional Range Systems as well as the Ido Portal Method giving him credentials and experience as a mobility specialist and movement coach. These past experiences combined with his recent passion for strength training and calisthenics enables Anthony to offer a holistic approach to physical development.
“I have worked with both small group and 1:1 clients in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, while living on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands (self-run business), and most recently here in southern Arizona at Tucson Strength. I am most passionate about strength training and have been competing as a raw powerlifter since 2016.
I aspire next to become a certified powerlifting coach and referee. In my experience as a trainer and nutrition coach thus far, I have confirmed that it’s never too late (or too early) to start developing physical, mental, and emotional strength through focused, intentional work in and outside of the gym. Nothing brings me more joy than clients reporting back to me with how much easier tasks of daily living have become as result of their dedication to training and proper recovery.”
Serg trains all walks of life, from the person that needs to move better, the elderly client looking to stay active, to the individual looking to put on strength and size.
When Serg has competed in Powerlifting in the past but now focuses mostly on mobility, body weight training, and yoga.
Becky leads an active life training kettlebells in the gym, biking to work, playing in her backyard with her chickens, and occasionally boondocking all around Arizona.