There are not that many places in Westchester where you can get a killer workout in and relax with a massage immediately after. Boutique fitness facility Evolve Athletic Club, in White Plains, offers all that a standard gym does — barbells, kettle bells, ropes, a TRX system — but sets itself apart with an infrared sauna, an onsite masseuse, and both full-body and localized cryotherapy. The new spot (which formerly was a different gym) is centered around individuals’ physical and mental performance through focusing on strength training, wellness, and recovery. Owner Gino Ambrosio explains, “We take a personal approach to protecting your greatest asset — your body. With a focus on injury prevention and prehabilitation, our philosophy is to ensure that each person reaches their individual goals and remains safe while enjoying an extremely effective workout.”
Evolve offers both private and semi-private classes (try the boot camp!) and open-gym time. Gym manager Chris Kievit and performance coach Mike Luongo are welcoming and create a sense of community while focusing on clients’ individual goals, making each more than “just another swiped card,” says Ambrosio.