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Evolve Fitness Symposium 2015

Registration for EVOLVE 2015 is open! 

Secure your spot today for the EVOLVE Fitness Symposium by registering online at

Currently, we have over 55 presenters from more than 15 colleges and universities.  Martin Rooney, founder of Training for Warriors, will present our keynote address and a workout!

As a gathering for students, professionals, and educators, EVOLVE provides a unique opportunity for training, networking, instruction, and new format demonstrations. Friday offers a pre-conference certification and CEUs.

 We know business is the order of the day, but we invite you to check out our new facility and to have a bit of fun. From fitness events, to educational presentations and socials, we know you'll be glad you came to the Plains of Auburn!

Keynote Address and Workout with Martin Rooney of Training for Warriors

Martin Rooney is an internationally recognized pioneer of strength and conditioning for the martial arts. He holds a master of health science and a bachelor of physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also holds a bachelor of arts in exercise science from Furman University.

Martin was a four-time All-Conference, and four-time MVP performer in track and field at Furman and a member of the U.S. Bobsled team (1995-1997, 2000). 

Following his exposure to MMA in the mid 1990s, Martin began training with Renzo Gracie and started training fighters shortly afterward. Since the foundation of the Training for Warriors (TFW) system, Martin has traveled around the world to train, compete, and conduct seminars and help prepare world-class athletes for competition.

Martin has been featured on ESPN, ESPN2, Spike TV, Sports New York, Fox Sports Net, Fox Fight Game, the NFL Network, HDnet,,, and in the New York Times, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, The Sporting News, Stack Magazine, FIGHT!, Fight Sport, Fighters Only, Grappling, and Sports Illustrated for Kids.


Join our host team for a morning power walk on our indoor, 3-lane, corkscrew track, or climb on our 50-ft climbing tower. We know that business is the order of the day, but we invite you to check out our brand new facility and have a bit of fun.


From fitness events, to presentations and socials, we know you'll leave loving Auburn as much as we do. Use hashtag #evolveauburn for updates and details!

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Need to Know...

  • March 13-15, 2015
  • Auburn University
  • Campus Recreation
  • Recreation and Wellness Center 


Online registration is now available! Register today to secure the Early Bird price!

Cost of Attendance

  • Students: $45 (Early Bird price)
  • Campus Recreation Professionals: $55 
  • Community Fitness Professionals: $35 (keynote and workout with Martin Rooney, expo and lunch)


The Evolve Fitness Symposium is expected to draw hundreds of top collegiate fitness professionals and students from universities around the southeastern United States. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for instruction, networking and new format demonstrations.

Who Should Attend

The event is open to students, Campus Recreation professionals, and community fitness professionals in and around the southeast. The intent is to bring students, instructors, and professionals together for a unique training and networking opportunity.

About the Conference

  1. Friday, March 13 will be pre-con opportunities to include an AFAA Group Fitness Instructor certification (full day training) as well as CEU workshops
  2. Saturday, March 14 will feature student/professional staff presentations, a keynote speaker, fitness expo, and evening social.
  3. Sunday, March 15 will include student presentations, a professional breakfast and the selection of the 2016 host site.