Spring is here and new life is forming. Plants and trees are to start blooming fresh flowers and bear new fruit, the forest is flourishing once again and the animals are coming out of hibernation and partnering up ready to bring new life into the world.

2015 was a wintery period for Evolve, our roots were being pulled and we had to work hard to keep ourselves firmly in the ground. We suffered some setbacks and had to club together, find real strength to survive the bleak and harsh conditions. We stripped ourselves to the bare branches and densified our trunk ready to grow again.

And now a new spring is here for Evolve and we are delighted to announce that we have secured a lease on a new gym premises just across the way in MediaCityUK, the heart of a developing new Salford.

The new premises has over 5000sqft of space and will be home to a whole host of sports and activities including:

PARKOUR/FREERUNNING: The main area will be a Parkour/Freerunning park with technical features and different levels to keep your emerging skills developing. Expect some kit you’ve already seen and some new kit too with the addition of tricking to the ‘Art Of Motion’ timetable.

AERIAL: The upside down crowd will be delighted to discover that not only will there will be even more stuff hanging from the rafters but the trapeze and silks will now be joined by hoops too and the best news is that the new improved Evolve is much higher than our current home so you will be able to get right into the Gods and drop like an angel/bat whichever you prefer.

COMBAT: Due to incredibly high demand, combat sports will make a welcome return to Evolve. Muay Thai will feature highly, keeping true to Evolve’s original core values and there may well be some new additions or even some familiar faces making a reappearance. The focus will be on learning, fitness, and personal development but there will be some competitive fighters too.

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING: These disciplines have always been integral to Evolve’s core values and the provision for fitness and conditioning will be improved. We will be steering clear of bars and ‘bells and focusing on using Parkour, aerial skills and some of the less traditional pieces that we pioneered nearly six years ago to help you build strength, speed, stamina and flexibility as well as prepping your body for whatever your end outcome is-Obstacle Course Races, Combat competition, Stunt work, Performance or just keeping up with your daily work and family life!

MORE: There will be some new stuff going on too which we will be announcing in due course and the facility will be officially used as an event space, inspired by the underground events we organised and hosted back in the Worrall St days (who remembers Candy Walk’s warehouse party in November 2013?).

The whole team here at Evolve Towers is over the moon that our hard work is paying off and we our deepest gratitude to you for your support and good blessings so far as well as that which you will bring in the future too. Just like in the forest a tree doesn’t grow alone, it needs symbiosis and many organisms feed into and from the whole forest system. There will be opportunity for us to grow and develop together.

Keep your eyes peeled on Instagram (evolve_mcr) facebook (evolve Manchester), Twitter (Evolvemcr) as well as our website news page (evolvemanchester.com/news) to find out when we will be fully live and unleashed in the new space as well as details of some special offers to get you (re)started……

Best, Phil Hanna.