High Intensity Strength Training Studio New York, NY

High Intensity Strength Training Studio, NYC

High Intensity Strength Training at our private Midtown NYC studio produces results with a minimal time commitment.

Preserving and increasing muscle tissue is easier than you might think. All it takes is a 20-minute workout, just once or twice a week. Our approach is science-based and proven to work for virtually anyone willing to commit to the program. Our trainers are specifically educated in the methodologies that form the basis of High Intensity Strength Training (HIST), bringing years of experience and proven success as a team.

Our HIST method is efficient, effective, and productive. Enjoy breakthrough results without breaking a sweat or the bank.

Our high intensity strength training workout caters to anyone from the recreational athlete to the sedentary retiree. We repeatedly hear from our clientele that one of the greatest benefits to working out at LP is the personalized attention and the brief time commitment needed for regular workouts.

Contact us to get more information on the HIST method and schedule a consultation.


With just 1-2 weekly 20 minute HIST sessions, these are the types of benefits you can look forward to:


  • Bone Density
  • Cardio Efficiency
  • Endurance
  • Resistance to Injury
  • Recovery from Injury
  • Brain Function
  • Metabolism


    • Body Fat
    • Blood Pressure
    • Back, Neck, Joint Pain

High Intensity Strength Training is brief, intense, but COMFORTABLE, thanks to our environmentally controlled facility.


We rely almost exclusively on MedX machines to deliver the safest and most efficient workout available.


Our training staff bring expansive backgrounds and personality to our unified approach called High Intensity Strength Training.


Often only 20 minutes and never more than 25 minutes, your workout will be brief. Working out on the MedX strength-training machines, you will perform one set per exercise, each set lasting no more than 90 seconds, often less. Workouts normally consist of five to seven exercises.
It’s efficient. A traditional workout may call for three to five sets of 10 repetitions for each exercise. When you allow for rest periods between the sets, each sequence of three to five sets takes at least 10 or 15 minutes to complete. But that quarter hour will normally entail no more than about 100 seconds of actual work. Our 90-second set lasts about as long and is usually more demanding.
No system of strength training will work well unless you give yourself time to recover. Gains in strength occur not during the workout, but afterwards, as your body responds to the new demands you’re putting on it. Interrupting the recovery undermines the response.

A once-a-week workout of sufficient intensity yields all the health benefits that strength training can produce. Twice-a-week schedules produce more rapid changes in body shape and are also indicated in some special circumstances, including rehabilitation, high cholesterol, hypertension and obesity, among other conditions.

You can’t work out just 20 minutes once or twice a week and expect results unless you work at or near your muscle capacity. The principles of high intensity training are brevity, infrequency and intensity. As strength increases, weights gradually rise to stimulate the muscles toward further improvement. Because of their intensity, workouts must be brief and infrequent.
You should notice significant changes within six to eight weeks. Most people gain muscle tissue while losing fat. The scale may spit the same number back at you, but you’ll look different and feel different. Many women drop a dress size; men take their belts in a notch. Since you’re leaner and firmer, people may ask if you’re on some kind of diet, even before your weight has changed. You’ll feel better because you’re stronger. Even if you can’t yet leap tall buildings in a single bound, you will scoot up stairs that used to leave you breathless. Once these initial changes set in, the rest is up to you. Here, as in most things, your goals are your own to set. How long it takes to reach the destination depends on where you want to go.
No way. The idea that if you want to get toned, you should do lots of repetitions with light weights is one of the most widespread misconceptions about strength-training. The truth is pretty much the opposite: the best way to gain strength without adding bulk is to lift the heaviest weight you can handle slowly and in low volume. High-volume strength training, i.e. a lot of reps, will add bulk if the weight is high enough. If it isn’t, you’ll just be burning some calories while doing little or nothing for your muscles.
One of the greatest effects of regular strength training is not just looking and feeling good, but putting the brakes on the typical ‘aging process’. We associate aging with getting fatter and softer, weaker and slower. All of those symptoms occur primarily from muscle loss, but lost muscle can be regained and additional muscle can be built.

Our High Intensity Strength Training approach is ideally suited for mid-life and older individuals looking to build muscle, gain strength and improve with age. And while you get stronger and leaner, HIST provides benefits for the health of your brain as well, increasing your productivity at work and home. In combination with Pilates and nutrition counseling, Living Proof brings together a complete, holistic approach for getting the best from your body and years. We know this from personal experience. We literally are Living Proof.

What Clients Say

I truly liked your MELT workshop Allison and thinking I need to do another with you. My knee was terrific! I was able to walk home which is over a mile, something I haven’t been able to do for years. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure meeting you and so thankful to be able to walk without knee pain!
Bobbi, 5/19/14