Spring has arrived, and all around the coast, women are in full blown spring cleaning mode. It’s a time to deep clean the homes, cars, closets, and garages. Something about spring brings a sense of newness. Peeling back the old, and presenting a new face to the world. For many of us women, spring is a time to hit the beauty refresh button and step out with a newer, younger look. Kristi Claunch and Cindy Williams of Evolve Fitness Spa sat down with us to talk shop on their new fitness spa and to hear about their version of being Forever Young.

Evolve Fitness Spa is a boutique fitness studio and spa located at The Wharf. The plush chairs are a focal centerpiece in the spa area, assuring clientele that the space is hip, chic, and luxe. With a full gym and class spaces, the studio offers everything from one-on-one personal training to aerial and pole fitness classes. Due to the ideal location, Paddle board Booty classes and SUP Yoga are also on the books. The creators wanted a one stop shop for women; a space to come in and take a class, and when the workout was over, there would be the option to head over to the spa area for a blowout, a fresh face of make-up, and then go right out the door for a girls night out or a date with the husband. Cindy says that was the overall vision of their spa and fitness studio collaboration, and it has been doing exceptionally well.

In beach towns there is a clear correlation between women wanting to be fit and also have younger looking bodies and faces. Skincare is just as much a regimen as working out. The staff at Evolve Fitness Spa believes this cocktail for remaining Forever Young involves eating nutritious foods, maintaining the skin, remaining physically fit, and most importantly, having fun.

Partnering with plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Fedok, the spa is able to offer clientele injectables and other facial treatments such as IPL laser treatments to minimize and reverse the signs of aging. The partnership was a no-brainer for Kristi, “At Evolve, we’re all about being women. When you hit mid-30s and have more mature skin, most of us don’t feel it, and we sure don’t want to look it.” The most requested facial service in the spa is the Aquaclean Facial, which is similar to a microderm abrasion. The treatment hydrates and plumps the skin for a more youthful look.

Cindy is proud that the studio looks at women’s wellness as a whole. Hosting workshops and seminars, the space has become a social hangout celebrating health. “We don’t want women to be intimidated by the gym” says Cindy, “If you come see us, we’re not going to immediately put you on a weight bench and make you sweat.” Kristi adds “You have to get your inside right before you can ever feel pretty on the outside. We want everybody in here. Maybe you aren’t comfortable in the gym area, but you’ll come in for a massage or get a spray tan. Something will get you in here and past any pre-conceived notions. It’s a different atmosphere here.”

It goes to show, if you maintain your body inside and out, age is just a number.

Amy Olson, L.C.E. from Evolve Fitness Spa has created a basic and simple skin care routine that should be an essential part of your Forever Young grooming. Incorporating this morning and evening routine is a small time investment that will yield big results.

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