Individualized Strength Training

Your Strongest Self in Minutes Per Week

Not Hours

An Ideal Exercise Environment


Our mission is to give our clients the strength, confidence and time to wholeheartedly share their unique gifts with their families, communities, and the world.

Time is our most precious commodity. With our method of resistance training, you will receive a more profound exercise stimulus in 20 minutes than most people get in an hour at the gym. We do this by emphasizing controlled movements on medical grade equipment that will keep your muscles under constant tension, and help you achieve a safe and profound level of muscular fatigue.

One set per exercise is all it takes.


Force = Mass x Acceleration. Moving quickly during exercise is not only ineffective at providing a stimulus to the body, but also greatly enhances ones risk of injury. By executing a slow speed of movement under the watchful eye of a professional, you will experience a more physically and mentally challenging workout than possible anywhere else. Life moves quickly: time to slow down and focus on the task at hand.

For faster results, move slower.

Slow motion

The effectiveness of our approach to exercise is based on decades of peer-reviewed scientific literature across multiple fields. Research shows that  just a few minutes of brief and intense exercise per week can offer as many, if not more, health benefits to a high volume approach, yet with less risk of injury and time commitment. At Live Oak, we rely on science to design your fitness program, not what is popular.

No fitness fads here.



You dont need hours in the gym to get great results

deep focus

Prepare to work. You will accomplish more in our 20 minute workouts than you ever thought possible. This isn't social hour. This isn't group fitness class. This is the hardest, safest, most personalized workout you will ever do. It works and is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Your investment in yourself will yield a very high return.


Improve Body Composition
Higher metabolic rate
Burn more calories at rest
Improve cardio-metabolic health
Increase bone mineral density
Prevent muscle loss (sarcopenia)
Improve cognitive function
Enhance self-esteem
Improve athletic performance
Reduce risk of injury during daily activities



The stronger you are, the easier life gets. Let us help you prepare for that half marathon, that swim meet, that tough meeting with your boss, taking care of an ill family member or even that hike in the Dolomites or Machu Picchu! Whatever your goals may be, we are here to support you in getting physically and mentally stronger, and leading an extraordinarily confident and courageous life.



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Live Oak Strength

5515 Doyle Street,  Unit 5

Emeryville, CA 94608