Asheville Personal Training MEDStrength

Build a Strong, Fit, Healthy Body in Just 20 Minutes A WEEK! Guaranteed.

      1270 Hendersonville Rd. #6 Asheville, NC 28803
It just keeps getting better.
It starts with a mindset. We do our best work men and women who are proactive in taking care of themselves and value the brief time out of their week when they can focus entirely on themselves without the distraction of other people. 

"Prior to joining MEDStrength, I spent most of my adult life avoiding any form of exercise. Never having been even remotely athletic, I avoided any and all sorts of physical activity. I found exercise to be utterly boring and existing only to reaffirm how unfit and uncoordinated I actually was.

I endeavored to manage my weight and health through diet and my God-given metabolism. That worked until I hit 50, and I was faced with having to do "something" beyond what always used to work.

On the recommendation of my doctor, I tried MEDStrength. It fit my interest level - once a week for 30 minutes. I figured that was certainly doable.

I have now been a MEDStrength client for many months and am actually really enjoying the time I spend here. I can easily fit the training into my schedule. I don't feel like I have to live at a gym. I am coached, encouraged, and supported throughout my workouts. AND...I am noticing differences, not only in my body, but in how I feel about myself overall. I am delighted with my level of commitment and the simple fact that I am doing something productive to ensure my future well-being. My only regret is that I didn't join sooner."
"I got fat.

The suit pants on pictured on the right were the same pants on was wearing for the picture on the left. I even had to take links out of my watch band!
I know how hard it is to lose fat and get in shape because I've done it myself."
As a busy professional woman, time is very valuable to me. I have experienced many personal training programs in the past, but none as efficient and effective as MEDStrength’s program. Within a short 20 minutes, I can work all of my muscle groups and know that I have had the best workout available.
Dear Asheville friends, I have lost 7 pounds of fat and reshaped my body by building muscle in so many ways. I am not yet in my ideal weight but I’m steadily getting there. The BEST part is that I only workout 2 times a week for 15 minutes each session. If you are like me and hate spending hours in the gym or simply don’t have hours to spend, then you should consider this program. I am so glad that I did.
​Hugh Hines is the most knowledgeable man I've met when it comes to knowing how the human body responds to his unique and proven brand of weight training. Just two sessions per week, at a reasonable price and 15 minutes of your time, will transform your body, mind and soul. His program is fast and medically proven. The staff is professional and patient, tailoring every workout to the specific person. In less than a month, I saw a big difference in my muscle tone, mental clarity, and over-all well-being. One can even come straight from the office and work out with the trainers. No need to spend time packing gym bags and finding the right attire. This program is revolutionary and it works! Highly recommended.


When I started strength training with Hugh, I felt that my strength, especially my arms and legs, was not what it was previously when I was younger.  My mother had a lot of pain in her legs as she got older and I didn't want to go through the same thing.  So, I knew strength training would help.
I have been training for four years now, and it's amazing how much stronger and better I feel.  Not only are my arms and legs stronger, but so is my core strength.  I also appreciate the change in my cardio and vascular health.
When asked by friends about strength training and having a personal trainer, I tell them that I knew nothing about working with weights and not wanting to hurt myself, I wanted someone personal attention to make sure I was training properly.  I wanted someone who knew what I needed and how to get me there.
A story that really got me even more serious about strength training was when the US Airways Airbus was set down on the Hudson River by Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.  The story stated that many people on that plane did not have the strength to rescue themselves and had to have help getting out of the plane unto the wing and into air rafts.  Fortunately, there was enough time to help them.  I don't want to be one of those people.  I want to have the strength to rescue myself from most situations.  I believe strength training has me well on the way to accomplishing that.
Being a busy professional, husband and father of three young children, MEDStrength is perfect for my full schedule. The highly trained staff and efficiency of the workout allow me to fit exercise into my busy schedule and get the results I want.

Karl and MG

My husband and I, ages 79 and 80, decided we needed some monitored strength training. Having heard about MEDStrength by word of mouth and a local newspaper, we decided to give it a try. It’s a quick workout twice a week, affordable and conveniently located. We think it’s a safe way to keep our bodies strong and we plan to continue.
Working with Hugh at MEDStrength is the best thing I could do for me at this stage of life. His explanation that this slowly increasing weight and belly fat was an age related hormonal process that can be changed was very intriguing - and I took the challenge.

After just 5 short months, the changes have been amazing. It took 3 months to clean up my diet, but now, having lost 20+ pounds, I feel very strong, confident and empowered. I can bound up stairs with energy, have a clear mind and a renewed passion for life. Laughing more and saving money on my food bill!


“I was looking for a friendly, knowledgeable trainer who could help me strengthen my mucles and improve my health based on a book entitled Slow Burn Fitness Revolution. My lower and upper body are now significantly stronger, and I have come to truly love the challenge of my workout. You just need to come in once or twice a week wearing your regular clothes and receive a personalized one-on-one fitness program; to me, it is work every penny.” 

​“…My progress had stalled and my weight had not budged.  I felt confused and discouraged.  Working with you was different:  Your clear and consistent instructions, your calm, patient and professional attitude, and your ability to motivate me helped me to work hard and improve my form.  I’m happy to report that I have lost 22 pounds in the last 14 weeks. I learned a lot from our discussions about metabolism and nutrition.   It’s clear that you studied those topics in great detail- much more so that I did in Medical School. Thanks for making a huge difference in my training and for helping me get back on track to fitness and good health."
I began working with MEDStrength as part of a healthy lifestyle/wellness program my employer initiated. As I look toward my 50s, I wanted to start strength training to support my health goals, and MEDStrength offers a program that works, but doesn't require long hours in the gym--that was very important to me. The benefits of having a personal trainer with you during your workout are huge, as well. I've been training twice a week since May 2015, and MEDStrength really works for me. Make a consultation appointment with the staff and see if MEDStrength is right for you!
Watch the video below to here what Rex has to say.


After a lifetime of jogging and working out in stinky gyms several times a week, I was 65 years old and looking for a way to maintain fitness and health without the slavery of the gym routine. I found freedom and fitness with Hugh using the once a week, 20 minutes slow exercise routine; without even ‘suiting up’ in work-out clothes. After 6 years I can say ‘LOUD AND CLEAR’ that this is the best, easiest, and most efficient fitness system that I have ever encountered.


"I was looking for something like MEDStrength because I had gotten out of the habit of exercise and this gave me the discipline to build exercise back into my regular weekly schedule.

Keeping the routine of only once or twice a week, for only 15 minutes without "gym workout clothes" is appealing to me. I can schedule my workout time and continue the plans for my day without adding additional time to shower or changing clothes. All of this has made it easier for me to be consistent and disciplined in continueing to exercise."


"When I started two and a half years ago, I weighed 310 lbs. Today I weigh 240 lbs. and have not done any other form of workout other than the high intensity low velocity/momentum free strength training taught. My workouts take a maximum of 30 minutes and I go twice per week.

I have noticed benefits not only in terms of strength and weight loss, but also in cardiovascular performance/endurance. In fact, last weekend my wife (an avid runner) and I (only using my strength training) ran the Susan G. Komen 5K in Buffalo, NY to raise money for breast cancer research. I ran the entire 5K with ease and beat my wife’s time by nearly 5 minutes."


“Hugh helped me drop two sizes and now I’ve got a waist! I believe that this is one of the best things that I have ever done for myself and I believe that anyone who really tries this and puts forth the effort will feel the same way.”


“A friend referred me to Hugh after she had lost weight and "firmed-up". I wanted the same results for myself.

What I get from MEDStrength is far more than I had anticipated: I have achieved weight loss and muscle tone, but have also improved both my bone density and cholesterol levels. I really like the independence and confidence that comes with improving my health and feeling strong.

I cannot over-state the overall health benefits of the MEDStrength regime. Friends notice the difference it has made in my life, so I recommend it highly.”


"A good friend initially introduced me to Hugh and I decided to give him a try. Before I knew it three , six and now eighteen months have passed. This is the longest period of time I have stuck with a workout schedule. The great thing about Hugh's program is the amount of time per week ( less than 30 minutes) required to achieve results. I feel great and am thankful. Its amazing to witness first hand how much people are willing to spend on eating out , etc. But unwilling to spend 30 minutes per week and a small fee to invest in themselves. I would not trade the experience for anything. Give Hugh a try for a week or two and see for yourself. I am so confident that if you are not satisfied, I will give you your money back!"


"Do you feel good about yourself?

Do you have a lack of energy, stamina and strength?

You can feel better.. .in as little as 20-minutes a week!
Is it easy? No

Is it worth it? Yes, more than words can say.”


“I kept trying to capture the workout days of 20+ years ago.  I found that I just could not get it going in a traditional gym because I no longer knew what worked nor do I  have the time I used to have. Personal trainers I talked to wanted more that I could do in time, money and commitment. I spent countless hours aimlessly wandering around weight machines and other bewildered people my age getting no results. I dreaded going and decided that I needed to accept it all due to aging,  I was just going to decline from here on out in strength, stamina, muscle tone and just plain looking good! I knew I deserved more and was capable of more. I drove by the studio for months wondering what it was and one day I was hurting just enough that I looked it up on the internet and joined up with Hugh's promise that if I just do what he tells me to do, I will be blown away with the results in a short period of time. It sounded too good to be true but he was right! I found it to be exactly what I needed, precise exercise attention one on one with fast, motivating results. The energy and self respect I have gained are priceless.

I was looking for direction in how to reshape my body as close to how I used to be many years ago so that I am lean, and muscular. I wanted to wear clothing that represented my true self. "Frumpy" moved out and according to my husband "sexy" moved back in! I was also looking to stop hurting due to atrophy in my muscles and stop spending more time on the chiropractor's table than on the weight machines. I was also looking for help in my health since I was deteriorating. I not only dealt with sequences of it but had the doctor's diagnosis to prove it including a great loss of bone density and I am not even 50 yet!! Finally, I wanted to be able to keep up with the family of athletes I live with and take up tennis. You need strength in any sport but particularly this one because you use your whole body. You also want to look great in the tennis clothes!!

Well, I now have a dedicated person waiting for me on an exact schedule (once or twice a week for less than 30 minutes) that fits my life without too much sacrifice. Hugh has a game plan that I don't even have to think about except for the work I put in when I am at the studio.

Here's the facts:

In 6 months I have lost 9 lbs of fat and replaced it with muscle. I am wearing clothes that I put in the donation pile. Every part of my body is more tone and my stomach is by far flatter (and stays that way!). I went to my 30 year class reunion feeling fantastic and proud!! My bone density is starting to show increase and my blood tests show favorable results in every category. My doctor is extremely pleased. I have gone down 2 pants sizes since the tummy flattened and the butt and legs got muscular!! My arms are getting to be feminine "guns" as my son says! I sleep better and am not suffering from "female hormonal issues". I have more energy all day at work...and I have a very stressful job with long hours. Seriously, what are you waiting for? You know you want what this can do for you. Trust this!”


​“I wanted to slow down the effects of aging. wanted to continue being flexible. I wanted to be able to squat down to pick up something and be able to return to the standing position without assistance.  I wanted strength in my muscles and I wanted my 'bones' to stop hurting.

Since starting with Hugh in October, 2004, I've lowered my cholesterol and my blood pressure is 102/62. (Pretty amazing and without any medication!) My stamina has increased . I can now take the stairs without becoming winded. I am pain-free and I've made a life style change.  I understand the consequences of not limiting my salt, sugar and fat intake. As a bonus, I've lost 25 pounds of unwanted fat and inches off my waist, hips and thighs.

If you want to continue enjoying life as you age and you want a better quality of life, then MEDStrength is the way to go.

There are no gimmicks. There are no mind-games or lame promises. There's just good hard work with a qualified trainer by your side at all times.”
Before I started with Hugh I trained for marathons. I mostly ran endless miles for hours at a time and mixed it up with weights once a week or so. I didn’t necessarily enjoy running, but felt it was what I had to do to get rid of the fat. I was really disappointed with the results of 3 years of running, including 2 half marathons and 2 full marathons. I didn’t lose a pound! I got these results in just 12 weeks of training with Hugh.