Personal Strength Training


Why Strength Training? 
& Why only 20 minutes 2x week? 

Only Strength Training Improves ALL of the following


  • Muscle Quality

  • Bone Mineral Density

  • Joint Mobility

  • Balance and Stability

  • Resistance to Injury

  • Metabolic Health

  • Cardiorespiratory fitness

  • Cognitive Function

  • Emotional Well-Being

Why Only 20 Minute Workouts?

You'd be surprise how much time people waste doing unproductive things at the gym. We've "trimmed the fat" off of your workouts and will not waste your time doing ANYTHING that isn't directly correlated to producing results.

In fact, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the intensity of your own effort matters MORE than the amount of exercise you do!

When you achieve your optimal intensity, you'll get all the benefits of strength training in an 20 minutes. 

Why Just Twice a Week?

If you workout at Live Oak Strength properly, you will not want to be here more than twice per week.

You don't need to live in the gym to make progress! 

After you complete a slow-motion high effort workout, you'll need at least 2-3 rest days to supercompensate (grow stronger than you were before the previous workout).​

This means exercise doesn't have to consume your schedule, so you can enjoy your life outside the gym.

Core Tenets of evidence-based exercise

Instructor Experience


When it comes to applying exercise principles that have been proven to work, there’s no one better than an experienced, educated instructor to help guide you. At Live Oak Strength, we are frequently attending professional conferences, diving into the literature, and implementing in house continuing education requirements for all team members. This means that our instructors are true professionals, ready to help our wonderful clients get great results with exercise rooted in science.

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What the Research Says


The fitness industry is inundated with misinformation, irresistible marketing, false promises, gimmicks and fads. When it comes to exercise, most programs don’t work very well, are dangerous, and a plane old waste of time. At Live Oak Strength, we ignore what is popular, and instead look for what the science says works for most people, safely, across a lifetime.

However, this is merely a guideline, not a be all end all way of making decisions. If the research was extremely precise, we’d all make progress with the heaps of information at our disposal. This is sadly not the case. This is why everyone, including experts, need experienced, communicative and supportive instructors to help make sense of the variables and create rational exercise programming that works.

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Client Input


We’re the experts, but in order to do our job well, client preference plays a huge role in how we design a personalized strength training program. Personal training should be personal. If a client does not (or cannot) adhere to the most-effective exercise method for whatever reason, then a B+ version is great because long-term adherence is really more important than striving for perfection within each individual workout. Consistency over the long-term is how to best reap all the amazing benefits that resistance training has to offer, and your input and feedback will play an important role on your strength journey with us.

the true beauty of our science based program is that it will keep you safer and get you better results than any other approach to exercise