Asheville Personal Training MEDStrength

      1270 Hendersonville Rd. #6 Asheville, NC 28803
We Specialize In One Thing: Time-Efficient Results.

We're not sure what brought you to our website. Maybe you got an ultimatum from your doctor about exercising. Maybe you see the physical decline of others and don't want the same thing to happen to you. Or maybe you're just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

The “experts” say that you need to spend hours a week exercising to look better, feel  better and improve your health.

And you know exercise is good for you.

You know that you'll not only look, feel and perform better,
but you'll also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease ,    

But let’s face it,  you don’t want spend hours doing it or
dealing with the hassles that come with traditional methods.

I don't either.

The truth is, you don’t have to.

That’s where we can help.

MEDStrength is a safe, time-efficient Resistance Training System
that produces in minutes, the results traditional exercise methods
require hours to achieve.

Exercise science has come a long way since the 1990's. Our focused
application of one key scientific finding makes us different from
every method of exercise that exists in Asheville.

That key is Minimum Effective Dose (MED)

Applying the minimum effective dose of stress to the body makes it change. MEDStrength is the only place that understands and applies that key obsessively.  For that reason, there are no mirrors, treadmills, stationary bikes, dancing, ropes, cables or tractor tires.  If it isn’t the safest, most effective and efficient way of producing physical improvement, we don’t do it.

Here are just a few reasons why South Asheville residents and The Biltmore Company employees think we're the best option in town for achieving their fitness goals:

  • Time.  They're busy. Being able to walk in, perform effective exercise and carry on with the rest of their day without the need to shower or change clothes is nothing short of a miracle.
  • Results. They're smart. They get what they pay for, or they don’t come back. They’ve been coming back since we opened in 2014.
  • Supervision. We’re all lazy! Supervision ensures you show up and safely do your best.

There are some other things that make us different from typical Asheville gyms and studios:

  • Privacy. You’re here to take care of you. There is no audience. No competition. No mirrors. No phones. Just you, your instructor and your purpose. “Community” is cool, and something like yoga is a good place for that, but your purpose here is very different.
  • Punctuality. We could be the only business in Asheville that runs on time. If your appointment is at 1 p.m., we are setup and waiting for you at 12:55. You walk in, take care of business and walk out in 20 minutes or less.
  • Cleanliness. Our studio is as clean and orderly as my home. It speaks to our attention to detail and insures you'll be comfortable here.
  • Accessibility. Anyone, no matter how young, old, big, small, uncoordinated, or out of shape  can perform our program. It is as simple as push, hold and release. Even joint problems can be overcome.  So, if that’s your excuse, it’s not a good one anymore.

This is all great stuff but...

...Why Would YOU Do This?

I could go on and on about how effective exercise can increase your confidence, looks, health, and performance. But I won't. You'd pretty much have to live in denial not to know how effective exercise can make your life better.

But not just any kind of exercise will do. As Dr. Mark Houston put it in his book What your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease, "Doing a thousand situps, jogging 10 miles, or practicing yoga every day won't do the trick. As a matter of fact, most doctors and personal trainers recommend the exact opposite approach to movement and exercise, one that may actually accelerate deterioration of the arteries and encourage overall aging." He goes on to write that the "problem lies in the fact that to the average exerciser, trainer, and physician, exercise is all about working the heart and lungs while burning calories. But the power of exercise goes well beyond that. Calorie expenditure is really just a side effect of exercise, inconsequential to the huge release of hormones and other signaling substances that drive body function."

It's this "huge release of hormones and other signaling substances" that the MEDStrength method produces that makes it so much more effective than traditional forms of exercise.

What specifically can just 20 minutes of effective resistance training do for you?

Our program will do all that for you, a miracle in and of itself, but guess what?

There's a HUGE bonus that you don't even know about.

When you improve those biomarkers, you're making yourself younger!

That's right. The book BIOMarkers: The 10 keys to Prolonging Vitality   sites research from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, that these key physiological factors are    the ones that determine how old you are biologically and they are biomarkers you can control.

That is, if you choose to.

The Hard Thing about Doing Hard Things

I’m in a challenging business.

I fight human nature.

Human nature is to seek comfort and pleasure.

As we get older, we seek it more and more! We pay people to do the hard things in our lives. We keep the temperature at 72 in our homes, cars and at work. We keep bundled up in the winter and avoid the heat of summer. We “treat” ourselves every day. We become soft as cotton and weak as a kitten.

Paradoxically, it’s this same seeking of comfort and pleasure that accelerates the decline and decay that turns aging into aches, pains, fatigue, illness, medications and a life that shrinks to shuffling, a walker, a wheelchair, and the four walls of a home.

So, it’s natural to avoid doing hard things.

It’s natural to find all kinds of reasons not to do hard things.

"It can't work."

"It costs too much."

"I'm too busy."

"I can't because ____________(fill in the excuse.)"

Blah, Blah, Blah

That’s where intellect must override emotions.

You set yourself up for success by doing the things necessary and in time, your emotions will follow. I don't know if any of our clients "couldn't wait to get started." But get started they did and now they won't stop. It's now part of who they are. The same can happen to you.

How We Roll.

We believe that effective resistance training is something every responsible adult should do to maximize their functional ability, and live as robust and independent a life as possible.

Our clients are people in "command and control" of their health and their lives. They do the hard things most don't. Not because they particularly want to or enjoy it.  But because they know they must do it or they will go the way of the herd.

And I know because I was heading the the way of the herd myself.

I've been 40 pounds over fat, taking three meds and on a CPAP machine.
And I can tell you that life is better when you do the hard things that make
you look good, feel good and allow you to do anything you want to without

MEDStrength provides you a system that allows you to do those
"hard things" in a private, supervised and safe way. You don't have to
know what to do or how to do it. The system and our supervision takes
care of that. You just  walk in, execute the system and carry on with your day.

                                      The challenge now is - "Can you be one of us?"

It all starts with a mindset. To take command and control of this process we call aging, you're going to have to make some changes. Scroll down to download my Special Report:

                                      The 6 Transformations of a MEDStrength Client

to learn about these changes and recieve ongoing, current information that you can use to make these the best years of your life.

If you're ready to take action and experience what we do for yourself, call 828-545-4074 or email




  • Get ready for your day

  • Drive to studio

  • Workout.

  • Carry on with the rest of your week.

  • Pack gym bag

  • Drive to gym/studio

  • Change clothes

  • Workout

  • Get undressed

  • Shower/apply makeup/fix hair

  • Get dressed

  • Carry on with the rest of your day.
  • Increase your muscle mass. The amount of muscle on your body drives your metabolism. It's the engine of your body. The less muscle you have, the slower your body AND YOU get.

  • Increase your strength. Strength is fundamental to life. You must have strength just to get out of bed in the morning. The less you have, the harder everything is. Walking. Getting out of the car. Climbing stairs. Hiking. Everything!

  • Increase your metabolism. As your muscle and strength decreases, so does your metabolism. You start getting fat without eating more. You feel tired. Life starts slowing down.

Muscle is a terrible thing to waste.
This image illustrates the avoidable muscle loss that occurs over the years that makes your life less than it can be.

  • Decrease your body fat. Make your "engine" more
       powerful and your body will start using fat to fuel it.
       The more fat it uses,  the leaner you will be.                                                                                                       

  • Increase your aerobic capacity. As your "engine" gets stronger, you use fewer "cylinders" to go the distance. That means you can go further and do more without feeling chronically tired.

  • Improve your blood sugar control. Your muscles are the biggest consumer and storage tank for blood sugar. Stronger muscles burn more and store more sugar, keeping your blood sugar in check.

  • Improve your cholesterol/HDL ratio. Intense exercise raises HDL, improving your ratio.

  • Improve your blood pressure.  As all the previous biomarkers begin to go south, you blood pressure rises and rises. Not a good thing. Effective resistance training can fix things.

  • Increase your bone density. Bones get soft and brittle when they are no longer put under stress. By purposely stressing your muscles, your bones are stressed. As you get stronger, so do your bones.

  • Gives you confidence that only strength can give you. Not a biomarker, but as people get older and weaker, they get shaky and less confident. This doesn't make for an exciting future.
Yes, they once fit!
Asheville Personal Training - MEDStrength Hugh Hines
Hugh Hines
LtCol. USMC (Ret)
President, MEDStrength, Inc.
Asheville Personal Training MEDStrength Biltmore Company

We are proud to be a Trusted Partner of the
Biltmore Company's HealthStyles Wellness Program.

We have been a part of the HealthStyles Wellness Program since it's inception and serve as an exercise option for the Company's employees who participate in the program.