Do you ever wonder why gymnasts have such amazing bodies?



Do you ever wonder why gymnasts have such amazing bodies?

Where sprinters get their speed? Martial Artists their power?


So everyone knows how much we love Plyometrics at Evo, but do you really understand why we make you jump, leap and fly around the gym? No, its not just to punish you!

Plyos relax and contract muscles in fast sequences, making use of the elasticity and strength in your muscles so you start to run faster, jump higher and throw further.

They develop power and speed.

They improve strength in both lower and upper body.

They increase your metabolism and the rate you burn fat.

They enhance power endurance, so you perform at a higher intensity for longer.

Your balance, agility, reaction time are greatly improved.

Some of our fave plyo exercises are:

Burpees (who knew!)

Squat Jumps

Jump Lunges


So next time you train at Evo, think how LUCKY you are to do such beneficial exercises.


About the Author Gemma Marie Llewellyn

I am the Head Coach and Nutritional Specialist at Evo. I have a huge determination and focus to help empower men and women in fitness and to encourage us to support and champion each other. I have always been extremely passionate about fitness and helping others so being a trainer was the most natural step for me to take. I dedicate my time training people using the best functional skills and tools that give them the body and confidence they have been searching for. To me, good nutrition is not something you have to do, it is what your body deserves in order for you to live life fully energised and uplifted. It is important to me to educate clients in healthy sustainable eating. Well-being is of the body, health and mind and I help develop clients in all areas. I believe that with the right direction this lifestyle is fun and the benefits – unbelievably rewarding!