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Stivers Strength

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The best way to get strong, lose weight and feel better about yourself is to start.

Our Mission

Based in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky, our one goal is to help people build strong, healthy bodies that give them the freedom to live life to the fullest.

Whether you are trying to maintain function as you age so you can play with your grandkids and actually enjoy the second half of life

OR

You are frustrated with not looking and feeling your best and it’s affecting your mental and physical health

THEN

Stivers Strength is the place for you.

We help people increase strength and bone density, build muscle, lose weight, improve confidence & mental health, and become the best version of themselves.

Schedule your FREE consultation to learn more

personal Training

Train one on one with a Stivers Strength Coach. This is perfect for complete beginners, those who are nervous about strength training, or someone navigating an injury or specific issue that would require one on one supervision. A lot of people start out with personal training and then move into our group personal training program long term. If you are unsure where you should start then contact us for a FREE consultation and we can help you decide on the best course of action.

Group Personal Training

Receive individualized programming and coaching alongside other members at a fraction of the price of regular personal training. You’ll learn how to properly perform exercises that are appropriate for you based on training history, medical/injury history and goals. All sessions will be instructed by an experienced Stivers Strength Coach. You’ll also receive basic nutritional guidance and accountability based on your goals. Check out our group personal training schedule HERE.

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching

building muscle and losing weight isn’t just about what happens in the gym. Your habits and life outside the gym are a huge part of your success or lack thereof. With our nutritional and lifestyle coaching you’ll receive an extra level of support and accountability on top of your in the gym or online training. This is perfect for someone who needs to address habits and lifestyle issues that are preventing them from losing weight OR someone who is stalled out in their strength journey due to nutrition, stress, sleep etc and needs more support. You’ll receive everything our in person or online members receive plus you’ll do an in depth check in with your coach weekly along with unlimited correspondence through our coaching app throughout the week any time you need support or have questions.

Online coaching

Not local to our gym in Lexington, Ky? No worries. We’ve helped people near and far lose weight, build muscle and supported them remotely through our online coaching program. You’ll receive an individualized training program based on your equipment access, goals & medical/training history. With our state of the art online app you will be able to track progress, correspond with your coach, send training videos for feedback, and receive support and accountability with your nutrition. Schedule your FREE online consultation HERE to see if this is the right fit for you.

Stivers Strength client 7 month physical transformation from 130lb bodyweight to 112lbs while also getting stronger. 

But what's even more cool is the psychological transformation. 

Super proud of all her hard work 💪

"Training has changed my life in ways I never expected. Some stuff I *did* expect, like carrying all the groceries inside in one go or opening stubborn jars now feels like a piece of cake. And I even catch myself making sure I have the proper form for little things, like carrying a full laundry basket up and down the stairs, or loading a case of water into the shopping cart. 😂

Mentally, though, is where it's been a real game-changer for me.

Weightlifting has allowed me to forge a path of resilience from the ashes of my childhood.
With each rep, I'm rewriting the narrative of my body and mind. Where trauma divided the two, I'm now being forced to unite them through the symphony of each movement, each breath, and, of course, the burn. 😅 With each lift, though, I reclaim ownership of my physical self and infuse it with resilience, strength, and grace.

When I'm in the gym, I'm not just there to build muscle. I'm also there to write a new story for myself—one of empowerment, courage, and determination. With every rep, I'm proving to myself that I'm not defined by my trauma, but by the strength I've summoned to rise above it.
Training has made me feel like I'm not just a survivor, but instead, a warrior—stronger, braver, and ready to take on anything life throws at me. 💪🏼👊🏼"

Stivers Strength client 7 month physical transformation from 130lb bodyweight to 112lbs while also getting stronger. But what's even more cool is the psychological transformation. Super proud of all her hard work 💪 "Training has changed my life in ways I never expected. Some stuff I *did* expect, like carrying all the groceries inside in one go or opening stubborn jars now feels like a piece of cake. And I even catch myself making sure I have the proper form for little things, like carrying a full laundry basket up and down the stairs, or loading a case of water into the shopping cart. 😂 Mentally, though, is where it's been a real game-changer for me. Weightlifting has allowed me to forge a path of resilience from the ashes of my childhood. With each rep, I'm rewriting the narrative of my body and mind. Where trauma divided the two, I'm now being forced to unite them through the symphony of each movement, each breath, and, of course, the burn. 😅 With each lift, though, I reclaim ownership of my physical self and infuse it with resilience, strength, and grace. When I'm in the gym, I'm not just there to build muscle. I'm also there to write a new story for myself—one of empowerment, courage, and determination. With every rep, I'm proving to myself that I'm not defined by my trauma, but by the strength I've summoned to rise above it. Training has made me feel like I'm not just a survivor, but instead, a warrior—stronger, braver, and ready to take on anything life throws at me. 💪🏼👊🏼"

"People don't do things they don't like, and if they do, they don't do them for very long."

I was speaking with a friend recently about how if she wasn't doing at least one thing she considered fun in her workout she didn't feel like doing it. 

This isn't a flaw, it's a feature of being human. 

We, as humans, have an incredible ability to consistently perform tasks we view as fun or rewarding.

You don't need to use nearly as much discipline or willpower to do things you enjoy. 

Bringing fun and play into your exercise routine can make compliance and consistency so much better. 

This doesn't mean do random stuff that doesn't bring results but simply changing exercises, changing rep ranges, testing yourself etc can make a boring training session seem fun and novel all of a sudden. 

Yes, in order for training to be productive and build muscle and bone density there are certain principles that need to be adhered to. 

BUT, changing exercises, using a different machine or bar, going heavier and trying to hit a new personal best are all ways to make stale training fun and more enjoyable. 

Lastly, actually getting good at something increases the likelihood of you enjoying it. 

We tend to like doing things we're good at. 

Sadly, a lot of people quit before they really get good because they don't like the discomfort of being bad at something. 

They aren't willing to endure feeling silly or shitty at something to get to the point where they are proficient enough to really enjoy it. 

So, the take away here is to commit to 20 hours of practice of something before deciding if you like it or not. 

You might just find that working out, learning that new skill etc is actually fun and rewarding. 

And there's a lot of enjoyment in life that can be found once you come to this realization. 

Happy Training 💪

"People don't do things they don't like, and if they do, they don't do them for very long." I was speaking with a friend recently about how if she wasn't doing at least one thing she considered fun in her workout she didn't feel like doing it. This isn't a flaw, it's a feature of being human. We, as humans, have an incredible ability to consistently perform tasks we view as fun or rewarding. You don't need to use nearly as much discipline or willpower to do things you enjoy. Bringing fun and play into your exercise routine can make compliance and consistency so much better. This doesn't mean do random stuff that doesn't bring results but simply changing exercises, changing rep ranges, testing yourself etc can make a boring training session seem fun and novel all of a sudden. Yes, in order for training to be productive and build muscle and bone density there are certain principles that need to be adhered to. BUT, changing exercises, using a different machine or bar, going heavier and trying to hit a new personal best are all ways to make stale training fun and more enjoyable. Lastly, actually getting good at something increases the likelihood of you enjoying it. We tend to like doing things we're good at. Sadly, a lot of people quit before they really get good because they don't like the discomfort of being bad at something. They aren't willing to endure feeling silly or shitty at something to get to the point where they are proficient enough to really enjoy it. So, the take away here is to commit to 20 hours of practice of something before deciding if you like it or not. You might just find that working out, learning that new skill etc is actually fun and rewarding. And there's a lot of enjoyment in life that can be found once you come to this realization. Happy Training 💪

Stivers Strength

Testimonials

“Nathan takes the time to genuinely listen and understand what you’re wanting and what you need, then accurately assesses the problem and provides great drills for fixing the fundamental issue. I went to him for help with my squats, since I get knee and ankle pain on my right side after a heavy leg day. He provided my with a couple of drills that have really helped, and I’ve seen my squat weight go up too! Highly recommend his expertise.”

Ross Kline

“Nathan and his crew are the best of the best! They truly want what is best for you and don’t just see you as money in their pockets.
I came into the gym knowing absolutely nothing and they have been so kind, understanding, and educational throughout my sessions!”

Kelli Bentley

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Gym H0urs & Location

Monday-Friday: 9am – 1pm & 4pm – 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 12pm

Sunday: Closed 

356 Longview Plaza, #150A
Lexington, KY 40503

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