Career Opportunites

Live Oak Strength is a Bay Area leader in providing safe, efficient, evidence-based strength training. Interested in joining our team as an instructor? We offer competitive wages, bonus opportunities, 401K, and include an in house certification training program.

If you are interested in learning more about our business, mission, and values, feel free to drop us a line in the form below and tell us a little bit about yourself.

How much do live oak strength personal trainers make? 

Live Oak Strength is not some big box gym where personal trainers are forced into a sales position to rapidly acquire new clients with no true incentive to get the client results. Instead, our instructors focus on supervising existing and new Live Oak Strength clients, and delivering world-class customer service experiences for everyone who walks through the door.

We have a precise career trajectory for all perspective instructors to follow to work up to a six-figure income. Instructors are paid an increasing percentage of revenue that they help generate. In other words, the more experienced an instructor becomes at Live Oak Strength, the higher per session rate they will receive.  On average our trainers can expect to make between $40,000-$50,000 in their first year, up to $72,000 in their second and third year, and up to $108,000 in following years, with opportunities to take on additional responsibilities outside of training clients (ie management, sales, mentoring).

what does a typical work schedule look like for a live Oak Strength instructor?

Unlike many facilities that pay trainers as contractors, all Live Oak Strength instructors are full-time employees, meaning 30-35 hours a week working directly with clients, and 5-10 hours a week of administrative duties. We do not hire instructors who are only available part-time. There are three typical shifts available and all instructors are expected to work a combination of all of them, including some weekends.

Shift A: 6:30am-2:30pm

Shift B: 12:00pm-8:00pm

Shift C: 6:30am-10:30am and 4:00pm-8:00pm

Instructors will always have at least 2 days off per week. Taking on more or longer shifts is available with client demand and if the instructor wants to increase their earning potential. Clients at Live Oak Strength do not belong to any particular instructor. Clients can book workouts online with any instructor on any day or window of time. This not only ensures a better experience for the client, but also allows our team to have a better work-life balance, to get coverage easily when sick or on vacation, and make more money by covering additional shifts.

what credentials & qualifications does a live oak strength instructor need?

4 year degree in exercise science or related field

2 years experience as a personal trainer, physical therapist assistant and/or group fitness instructor

HITUNI Personal Training Certification (master trainer preferred)

100% alignment with our company core values: Time, Top-Notch Customer Service, Science Based Exercise Programming, Hard Work, Continuing Education 

General skills needed to be a successful, long-term member of our team:

An attitude of gratitude, detail oriented, a hard work ethic, great communication skills, zero excuses or sense of entitlement, ability to show up on time every time (at least 15 minutes before a shift starts), ability to work hard without constant positive reinforcement, ability to leave personal drama and baggage at home, ability to not multitask but to instead have laser like focus and deliver the best customer service experience our clients have ever received anywhere. 100% alignment with our mission and core values.

Live Oak Strength

5515 Doyle Street,  Unit 5

Emeryville, CA 94608