A quick bonus tip:

Originally coined by Chila, Peckham and Manheim, back in 1981 and used for the title of their course at Michigan State University: ‘‘Myofascial Release’’

What is fascia tissue?

Fascia is the body’s connective tissue. It's fibrous cobweb-like connective tissue found throughout the whole of the body runing from head to toe. Your fascia provides a framework that helps support and protect individual muscle groups, organs, and the entire body as a unit.

What is a strength curve?

strength curve is a graphical representation of how a muscle generates and applies force in a specific direction. This force is then represented using three basic categories: ascending, descending and bell-shaped.

Eccentric contraction explained:

An eccentric contraction occurs when a muscle lengthens under load. An example of this would be when you're lowing yourself into a squatting position. Generally speaking, a muscle can be upto 150% stronger during an eccentric contraction than a concentric contraction. 

Concentric contraction explained:

A concentric contraction occurs when a muscle shortens. An example of this would be when you're coming up from a bottom of a squat.

What are muscle fascicles?

In anatomy, a muscle fascicle is a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by perimysium, a type of connective tissue.

Who is Michael Goulden?

Michael Goulden is the founder of a training company and is a resistance training specialist in exercise mechanics. He has been integrating exercise mechanics with neuromuscular preparation to create a uniquely sustainable approach to health, fitness and performance.

Who is Charles Poliquin?

Charles Poliquin is recognised as one of the world’s most accomplished strength coaches, and has produced hundreds of medals, wins and personal bests for elite athletes in over 17 different sports, including athletes for both the summer and winter Olympics, the NHL, and NFL.

Who is Ben Pakulski?

Ben Pakulski, nicknamed the Pak-Man, holds an Honors Degree in Kinesiology and is an IFBB professional bodybuilder and winner of the 2008 Mr. Canada competition. In the IFBB, he finished 2nd twice in 2008.

What is a level 5 trainer?

Our level five trainers are our ‘elite’. They’re seriously experienced, and incredibly knowledgeable. They have all gone above and beyond, attending numerous industry events, clocking up multiple courses, and spending numerous hours learning through practical experience with clients. They have shown unparalleled dedication to becoming the best personal trainers possible, and have been recognised in the health and fitness industry for their level of excellence.

What is a level 4 trainer?

Our level four trainers have gone the extra mile. All of them have further industry qualifications, whether in nutrition, post-natal exercise, endurance or hypertrophy. They have attended workshops, webinars and courses to lift their learning above others in the area. They are likely to have been a personal trainer for several years, and be pushing to learn more about how they can offer the best possible advice to you.

What is a level 3 trainer?

Our level three trainers are fully qualified, with industry-recognised qualifications, but are relatively new to personal training. What they lack in experience, they will make up for in dedication and enthusiasm. All our level three trainers work closely with a more senior member of the team to ensure the Hall Training quality of service is maintained, and you make constant progress towards your goals.

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Welcome to Kidlington

Welcome to Kidlington

personal training in Kidlington, north Oxford

The Hall Training Studio

Our private personal training studio is based at Langford Locks in Kidlington, Oxford. It's an incredible environment for our members, with a huge selection of free weight and cardio equipment. We have parking, showers and changing rooms on site, and a reception that's perfect for a pre-workout coffee or a post-workout chat. 

We're open from 6:00am-8:30pm Monday to Friday, and 8:00am-1:00pm on Saturdays, with our personal training sessions running on the hour and half hour all day every day. 

This is where the magic happens. 

Step Inside

Whether you decide to walk, drive, ride or fly; located in Kidlinton our studio has great public access along with on site parking, bike racks and, a stones throw away from the Oxford Airport. Whtaever your mode of transport there really are no excuses.

The Gym Floor

With 1250 square metres of dedicated training space, our studio is equipped to help you achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be. 

Don't Rush Off

Stay and chill for as long as you like around your sessions. We love the buzz when our members grab a coffee or do a few emails either end of their sessions. 

Conditioning & Cardio

Looking to get fit? You certinaly will using our array of cardio equipment. From bike ergs to ski ergs, assault bikes to sleds, we have it all and it's here waiting for you. We also have a 15-metre sled track which is the perfect tool for those working towards performance-based goals. 

Get Glammed Up

Each of our bathrooms feature Molton Brown smellies, toiletries in case you forgot yours, de-misting mirrors and plenty of changing space. We also have GHDs and hairdryers so you can leave us ready for the rest of your day. 

Constant Support in our Break Out Areas

Every single one of our members has a specific trainer dedicated to their progress. Whatever your goal, we'll be with you every step of the way. We work closely with our members, grabbing a coffee and a comfy seat to discuss everything we need to to ensure they stay on track. 

See What's Coming Up

The template for the day's workout is always up on the board. That doesn't mean it's set in stone - our trainers use it as a foundation to personalise your session. Your time, your goals, your success. 

Space for Personal Training

Our personal trainers are the best in the area, and will work with you to ensure every single session is tailored to keep you progressing towards your goals. The private nature of our studio creates the perfect environment to learn and train. 

Relax in Reception

Our cosy reception is the heart of our studio, and is often busy with members grabbing a coffee, catching up or doing emails before or after their sessions. Our space is your space. 

Free Weights

We have a huge amount of free weight equipment, with dumbells from 1-40kg, kettlebells from 8-40kg and plenty of barbells and plates. You'll never be sharing kit again. 

Resistance Cardio

From battling ropes to med balls, kettlebells and sleds, we have a huge variety of resistance-based cardio equipment to ensure every session is varied, fun and specific to you. 

Heart Rate Training

Our heart rate system allows us to effectively tailor our members training based on individual fitness abilities. When it comes to cardio we use heart zones to ensure our members are all working (and recovering) optimally.

find us

  • we have parking available at our studio, here are our details for your sat-nav:

    Hall Personal Training

    Unit 11 Glenmore

    Business Park

    Langford Locks



    OX5 1GL

  • our closest bus stop is Deddington Market Place & Earls Lane, accessible via these routes:

    4A/4B: Middle Barton - Sandford St Martin - Ledwell - Over Worton - Duns Tew - North Aston - Deddington

    S4: Banbury - Adderbury - Deddington - Steeple Aston - Tackley - Kidlington - Oxford

    7: Middle Barton - Sandford St Martin - Over Worton - Duns Tew - Deddington

  • we are within walking distance of Oxford Airport for those who prefer to travel by private jet or helicopter