About Us 2017-10-30T15:57:04+00:00


Evolution Health & Fitness provides fitness enthusiasts, athletes, public safety officers, and military personnel a training facility that will prepare them both physically and mentally for the ever-changing conditions of this world, while improving the overall quality of their safety, health, and fitness.

Evolution H&F strives to be known as the training facility whose clients are confident and their efforts are being rewarded in reality-based training followed by recordable, visible, and repeatable results. Evolution H&F believes that our strength and conditioning sessions coupled with nutrition coaching will drastically improve the quality of life and aesthetics of the everyday fitness individual.

We will have the public safety officers and military achieve their maximum potential so that no matter what challenge duty calls, they will be prepared. We will also set our athletes up for success as they train in the off season of their respected sport keeping them mobile and injury free for their upcoming season.

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Lance Hagan
Lance HaganOwner Head Trainer

Lance began his military career in 1994 serving in units such as 3/75th Ranger Regiment, 10th Special Forces Group, and is currently serving in the 20th Special Forces Group. Upon leaving active service, Lance began working for the US Government as a Protective Specialist in high threat environments around the world.

During this time, Lance sought out the instruction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness mentorship at the highest level. Several years in the making Lance is proud to bring to the area Evolution Health & Fitness.

Educated/Mentored in Fitness By:

EXOS (Formerly Athlete’s Performance)

Gym Jones

Educated/Mentored in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu By:

Kaliffa Oliveira

Romero “Jacare” Calvacanti

Leonardo Nogueira

Lucas Lepri

Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles

Jonathan “Macarrao” Thomas

  • EXOS Performance Specialist
  • EXOS Tactical Training Systems
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS) Certified
  • Crossfit Level 1 Coach
  • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Sports Performance Level 1 Coach
  • Certified Personal Trainer (AFPA)
  • Precision Nutrition Exercise Nutrition Coach
  • Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP) Instructor
  • Alliance Fundamentals & Intermediate Coach certified
  • Gracie Jiu Jitsu Combatives Instructor for Military/Law Enforcement
  • Gracie Barra Instructor’s Course ICP5
Mai Hagan
Mai HaganBusiness Manager, Trainer, Massage Therapist

Mai has always been a fitness enthusiast. Mai enjoys helping others; whether it be through fitness, nutrition, or therapy from massage. She is dedicated to helping others achieve their personal goals and striving to constantly improve, no matter their fitness level. Mai has a great personality and brings this to her classes and everyone she meets.

Mai received her certification from ASHA School of Massage in Norcross, Ga. which certified her in all major massage modalities.

She then went on to further her education receiving a certification in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Barefoot Basics and advanced training in Reflexology.

Mai also holds an associates degree in business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

  • Certified Personal Trainer (AFPA)
  • Spin Instructor
  • Nationally Licensed Massage therapist
  • Ashiatsu Certified
  • Reflexology
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
John Madrigal
John MadrigalAssistant Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Children's Jiu Jitsu Instructor

John began his training in Jiu Jitsu under a Roger Costa affiliation where he received a rank of blue belt. John has been involved with Jiu Jitsu since 2004 but until recently had to travel great distances in order to train. He has competed in NAGA tournaments and looks forward to the opportunity to compete under the Gracie Barra banner in the future.

John has a great deal of experience working with children and knows how to gain their attention. He makes the classes fun which makes a great environment for the children to learn.

John has a bachelor of science degree in Physical Education and has been teaching/coaching for the past six years. John is currently a Physical Education Teacher/Coach for grades K-5. He spent 2 years with the Calhoun County Board of Education and has been with the Jefferson County Board of Ed. for the past 4 years.

He has coached many different sports during his six years of teaching/coaching. John was the defensive coach for Clay Chalkville High School in 2014 and assisted in leading the team to a 6A State Championship.

Connor Owen
Connor OwenAssistant Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Conner Owen is our newest Jiu-Jitsu instructor. Connor is the head coach of the morning fundamentals class and also assistant coach to the event fundamentals and advanced classes. He is also one of our competitors winning gold at the following competitions.

-IBJJF Atlanta Open 2016
-IBJJF Chicago Open 2016
-Birmingham Open 2017

Connor loves the sports aspect of Jiu-Jitsu and is always looking for new techniques to stay sharp during competitions. Be on the look out for Connor in some of the big competitions in the near future.

Conner has been educated and mentored in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by:

-James Thompson

-Lance Hagan

-Kaliffa Oliveira

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Let us help you reach your full fitness potential. Fill out a brief request info form to find out more about who we are and how we can help!