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 Integra Training 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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Our Location

Our Location

personal training in Kidlington, north Oxford

the hall training studio

After spending years spread across different gyms in Oxford, we wanted to create a better environment for our members – one that’s not intimidating, one where you never have to fight for kit, one where everyone is supporting everyone else. Most importantly we wanted the freedom to create a cutting-edge personal training programme that delivers results – our kit, our training principles, our team. 

In October 2018 we realised our ambitions and opened our very own studio - one where everyone trains hard and smiles at everyone else. We have state of the art equipment and enough of it for everyone, parking on site, shower and changing facilities and a really comfy area to relax with a coffee or protein shake. before or after sessions. 

We want people to come to the studio regularly and look forward to their sessions. We want to work with people for the long haul, achieving their health and fitness goals and ensuring they last into the future. 

That’s why we’ve developed a system making training three times per week or more affordable, one where we have built-in time each month to ensure you’re always progressing, and one that ensures constant motivation from those around you. 
Sound too good to be true? Come and put us to the test.

find us

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

    Unit 11 Glenmore Business Park

    Langford Locks

    Kidlington

    Oxford

    OX5 1GL

  • our closest bus stop is Langford Locks, accessible via these routes:

    2C: Oxford - Summertown - Cutteslowe - Kidlington

    2D: Oxford - Summertown - Cutteslowe - Kidlington

    7: Oxford - Woodstock

    500: Oxford Rail Station - Oxford Parkway (Water Eaton) - Woodstock

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