As he became increasingly frustrated, he would complain to his wife, Chitra, that he was not able to utilize his medical knowledge in the most effective way. With an extensive background in meditation and in the process of completing her Life Coach training, Chitra had a different perspective. She believed that it was not the educational understanding that would bring about change, but rather patients’ understanding of themselves and how they react to the world around them.
They decided to blend their perspectives to create a much needed resource in the health space – a place for patients to receive accurate information about their health conditions, as well as learn the tools that will bring about behavior change.
We believe that global change begins by positively improving local communities. With a hope to inspire families to approach life with purposeful intent, Evolve has partnered with the Glazer Children’s Museum to provide a free event series – Mindfulness with Evolve. The series is designed for to develop mindfulness throught activities such as art, yoga, meditation, and thoughtful reflection.
Evolve’s founders are personally involved in raising awareness of human trafficking by hosting events, as well as organizing panel discussions, film screenings, and gatherings for Red Sand Project. We encourage all of our members and partners to promote social issues that they are personally drawn to, as we believe compassion and altruism are the foundations for a strong community.
Evolve was designed to be minimal, peaceful, and thoughtful. Our space was inspired by a contemplative aesthetic often found in garden spaces and museums, with specifically chosen artwork and purposeful light filtration. Internal and external awareness is heightened here.
This is a “clean” space. We’ve taken steps to minimize electric and magnetic fields (EMF). Computers, phones, security systems, and speakers are hardwired; there are no wireless signals within the building.
Though our Lifestyle Conditioning programs cater to the greater population, our presence here in the Tampa community is important to us. By hosting classes and events, Evolve is a unique resource for people to be better. We invite you to stop by to say hello. We look forward to meeting you!
VIM PATEL, MD
Dr. Patel received his MD after attaining his BS in both History and Biochemistry and his MS in Biology. Board certified in Internal Medicine, he began practicing as a hospitalist in 2004 with private groups, as well as larger national groups in New York and Florida. As his personal and professional interests expanded, he was drawn to the advantages of Lifestyle Medicine and began to spend more time in preventative counseling with patients. He is also a Personal Fitness Trainer accredited by the National Federation of Professional Trainers. Dr. Patel is certified as a Health Coach with the National Society of Health Coaches. As Health Coach and founding partner of Evolve, his vision is to help others identify the root cause of their medical conditions and actively find a solution.
Chitra began her early career in marketing and then focused her efforts on a social entrepreneurial initiative of her own – using art sales to generate microlending opportunities for women in impoverished areas. She is certified by the Institute for Life Coach Training as a professional Life Coach with a specialty in Wellness Coaching. After practicing meditation for over 20 years, she is fluent in several forms – from Eastern philosophies to cognitive practices. Chitra directs Evolve’s mindfulness series in downtown Tampa and is ambassador to Red Sand Project, leading the project’s efforts in Tampa Bay of raising awareness of global human trafficking. As Introspective Coach and founding partner of Evolve, her guiding principle is to extend compassion and positivity while being an active and productive member of the community.
After receiving her BS in Biomedical Sciences and minor in Public Health from USF, Dawn completed her training as a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Dawn studied over 100 dietary theories and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Her mission as Nutritional Coach is to spread the knowledge she has learned through training and personal experience to teach others about living healthier lives.
Cayla Hans is an alumni of USF with a major in marketing. As the Evolve Coordinator, she helps make life at the office more efficient, organized, and stress-free. Her philosophy centers around what role she can play in helping others by exercising her passion for finding creative solutions. Her proactive attitude is an ideal match for the “many hats” her dynamic position requires. Stop by to meet Cayla if you’re interested in collaborating with Evolve, partnering for an event, talking about social conscience initiatives, or learning more about how you can Evolve and #bebetter.
WE TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF CREATING NEW HEALTH HABITS.