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Gainesville gym Layne performance barbell training

More than just a Gainesville gym. Led by Dr. Andrew Layne, PhD, CSCS, Layne Performance delivers evidence-based barbell training to improve your performance and quality of life.

Call or text 352-234-6345
140 NW 6th St Gainesville, FL 32601

Ben Sanders
Ben Sanders
2021-12-12
Excellent strength training gym for real people from all walks of life. Strong positive and welcoming environment that is encouraging to everyone equally across gender, age, experience, or current state of fitness. Very detailed and insightful personalized coaching even during group classes. The building outside is nothing to look at, but the people inside are awesome.
Mandy 5urvivatrix
Mandy 5urvivatrix
2021-10-16
Young survivor of multiple strokes. Have worked my way up from total paralysis with numerous Drs of PT, therapists, physicians, etc, and done loads on my own. Andrew is a blessing. His knowhow, experience and absolute dedication to match where I am on the moment had allowed me to make steady progress in things most coaches would have no clue about. Highly recommend Layne Performance and encourage you to try.
Beth Plitnikas
Beth Plitnikas
2021-10-14
This is a gym for everyone! And ladies, don’t be intimidated, you’ll make a lot of amazing gains in your strength, muscle mass (you won’t get big, don’t worry!), and your overall feelings of empowerment, no matter your age! I’m nearly 60 & have seen my body & attitude change so much for the better in the last 7 months that I’ve been attending classes at Layne Performance! It’s the “Layne Effect”! 😁 Andrew Layne is the nicest & most low-key guy but he’s constantly assessing your form so there are no lifting injuries. He is a wealth of information & offers frequent free classes covering everything from nutrition to specific lifting techniques. Every single person that I’ve met is friendly and nice here. The gym is well kept & clean. The classes are for all ages & we really have a lot of fun together while getting stronger! 💪🏼 Give the “Layne Effect” a try, you’ll be glad you did!!
danielle lacouture
danielle lacouture
2021-06-08
Andrew is the best coach. He is extremely knowledgeable and excellent at communicating proper technique. He knows a great deal about body mechanics, fitness, and health and answers my many questions with patience, professionalism, and respect. Andrew, along with the gym’s members, promote a welcoming, fun, and safe environment for all people. Definitely check this place out!
Rebecca Reitzel
Rebecca Reitzel
2021-03-17
Megan Geiger
Megan Geiger
2021-03-14
Some context: I’m a new mom in my late 20’s who has never found a fitness program that I enjoy. I’ve tried a lot of different programs and several different trainers. Historically, I’ve had a horrible relationship with my body and some disordered eating as a result of years of yo-yo dieting and weight loss by some kind of starvation plan. I wanted to try weightlifting because I wanted something that would help me focus on being strong instead of making me obsess over weight loss and would make me more confident in a gym setting. Andrew’s Barbell Basics class was exactly what I needed. It’s a small class, so each of us receives individual attention and coaching. Way more affordable than CrossFit, and I didn’t sustain any injuries. Andrew taught us solid, foundational weightlifting skills, focusing on our form and helping us build awareness of our body movements. In eight weeks I feel more confident in my strength than I ever have, and I’m excited every day that I have a class scheduled. Andrew’s coaching is gentle and direct and I have never felt judged or weak; he’s been great about helping me focus on strength building and went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. This has also been a great option during the pandemic, each student has their own set of bars and weights and there is very little need to be in proximity to other students. Andrew always maintains a respectful distance and the place is sparkling clean. I would recommend this class or any training with Andrew for anyone who has never felt at home in a gym and wants the chance to see what your body is truly capable of. I’ve signed up for the next iteration of Barbell Basics and can’t wait to see how I feel in eight more weeks.
Rachel Scarboro
Rachel Scarboro
2021-02-10
Layne Performance is a great gym here in Gainesville for anyone interested in weightlifting or strength training. The facility is always well-kept and clean, with plenty of equipment to use. Dr. Layne supervises every class so you will consistently receive feedback and personal attention. He is extremely knowledgeable and on top of the latest research to make sure you are hitting your goals and avoiding injury! I’m glad to have found my home training here.
Abraham Arroyo
Abraham Arroyo
2021-02-09
Layne Performance is a really fun welcoming gym of like minded ordinary people that love self improvement. Regardless of your background, fitness level, etc, this gym is for anyone, and everyone. I've been going to Layne Performance for a little under two months, and I can confidently say that my technique and confidence under the bar has improved dramatically. If you want to achieve mental and physical goals you never thought possible, Layne Performance is the gym for you.
Morgan Cuellar
Morgan Cuellar
2021-02-09
Lucky to have been able to find this coach in the Gainesville area that is so knowledgeable and caring about clients. Andrew Layne has helped me excel in the art of weightlifting and I definitely owe a huge chunk of my strength and health that I have today, to him. ...Also, Layne Performance has an absolutely beautiful (and clean) facility!
B Moraski
B Moraski
2021-02-09
Andrew Layne is excellent. He is experienced and extremely knowledgeable. If you are looking to improve your weightlifting technique, like I was, you can't go wrong working with him.

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Olympic Weightlifting

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Youth Sport Preparation

Safely build strength, improve movement skills, and reduce injury risk for any sport.

Strength Training

Improve your physical function and your physique. Beginner through advanced options available.

Virtual Training

Web-based programming, personal and group training, and one-on-one consultations.

Seminars and Clinics

Intensive educational seminars, clinics and webinars for athletes and coaches.

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Our facility

Rogue Olympic weightlifting equipment
Six platforms and power racks
Rig, dumbbells and more
Air conditioning
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