Tonasket gym under new ownership

Brandi and Larry Clark are the new owners of Evolution Fitness Center of Tonasket.

Brandi and Larry Clark are the new owners of Evolution Fitness Center of Tonasket.

TONASKET – The Evolution Fitness Center of Tonasket was bought by Brandi and Larry Clark and they officially took control of the gym on April 7.

“We decided to buy the fitness center because both Brandi and I love fitness but we especially wanted to keep it local,” L. Clark said. “We do have plans to enhance services that members are wanted.”

L. Clark grew up in Oroville, where he graduated high school, and is a corrections officers for the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office as well as a staff sergeant in the Washington National Guard. B. Clark, a graduate of Prosser High School, works as the deputy clerk/treasurer for the City of Okanogan and has a background in business management. The Clarks live in Tonasket with four sons, three of which are attending Tonasket schools.

“This is the first time we have owned or operated a gym,” L. Clark said. “We have a great personal trainer in Melody Williams and we will have a new personal trainer this month in Rachel Harris. Myself, Brandi and our son, Ryker Marchand, who will soon be a senior at Tonasket High School, will all be getting our certifications in personal training.”

He said the family is planning on upgrading some of the equipment at the gym in the near future and that right now, they are offering free circuit training classes for members through August.

“We will be offering an additional circuit class in the evening soon,” L. Clark said. “Melody currently has some Pilates classes going. We are definitely planning on additional nutritional supplements in the near future. We would also like to add a variety of classes soon.”

The Clark do not have plans to change the name of the gym, and the Web site will stay the same: Members will maintain their ability to sign up and pay online, L. Clark said.

There will be a grand opening/open house May 26 through May 28 which will include a meet and greet, door prizes and more.

“We love the community we live in and are very excited for the opportunity to assist in their health!” L. Clark said. “We also would love to hear from anyone with any positive or constructive feedback on our services.”