The Evolution gym offers free hot drinks for the homeless and vulnerable

A COMMUNITY gym is running a week-long offering to help the cold-weather weak.

Based on Duncan Street in St Helens, Evolution Fitness has relocated from its former HAMMA site on North Road to expand business and reach more clients in 2021.

Owner Mike Garner described the facility as a “true community gym” that’s an inclusive place for everyone.

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St. Helens Star: Evolution Fitness XL moved from his HAMMA gym in 2021Evolution Fitness XL moved out of its HAMMA gym in 2021 (Image: Evolution Fitness XL)

To bring funds to the community, Evolution also sponsors local rugby teams as well as the St Helens 10k, the Pride of St Helens Awards and the Steve Prescott and Standing Tall Foundations.

After recent snowy weather and freezing temperatures, the Mike and Evolution staff are providing free hot food and beverages to the homeless, vulnerable, or people who are struggling for any reason.

Mike said the gym will also act as a warm center throughout the week where people can come in for a chat and escape the cold.

St. Helens Star: Community gym offers complimentary hot food and beverages throughout the weekThe community gym offers complimentary hot food and beverages throughout the week (Image: Evolution Fitness XL)

Mike, 38, said: “At this point it feels like there isn’t a lot of support out there for people so as a local business and someone who was born and raised in this town, I just want to give back.

“Until Sunday we offer warm tea, coffee or a butty free of charge. Anyone can come in, sit down and chat and just have a warm place to talk to people.

“I’ve been through hard times myself, so I know what it’s like to have nothing.

“Without the community we would not be open. We have a lot of members now, so I want to help.”

Evolution Fitness is offering complimentary hot beverages and food through Sunday, January 22nd.

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Brian Ashcraft

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