Categories: Aging / Barbell/Weightlifting / Youth / Sport Performance / Strength and Physique

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Healthy Aging – In-facility and Virtual

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Category: Aging

Successful aging depends on maintaining strength and physical function throughout late life. Resistance training is the only intervention consistently shown to help maintain independence and physical function as we age. Join us for 45 minutes of resistance exercise clinically proven by UF researchers to keep you mobile into late life. Exercises can be scaled to accommodate different levels of function.

For ages 55+

Class schedule: Currently not meeting. Please request this class by emailing us info@layne-performance.com

Adult Olympic Weightlifting (16+)

Categories: Weightlifting, sport performance

Layne Performance’s premier class and home of Layne Performance Weightlifting. Olympic weightlifting requires enormous strength and power. As a result, weightlifters are among the most powerful and explosive athletes. At Layne Performance, we focus on building lower body strength and explosiveness through squats and squat variations, pulling motions, and the Olympic lifts (snatch and clean & jerk).

The Olympic weightlifting class meets four times per week. Weightlifters are required to attend four sessions per week. Weightlifters are also encouraged to compete in local and national competition.

First week is FREE for new weightlifters.

Class schedule: MTRF 6-8am EST, MWF 5-7pm, Saturday 10am-12pm.

Youth Sport Performance (5+)

Categories: Weightlifting, Youth, Sport Performance

The Youth Sport Performance class at Layne Performance is perfect for young, aspiring athletes preparing their bodies for competition, improving their skills to make the next level, or for sport-specific conditioning. We focus on improving strength and explosive power using Olympic weightlifting, squats, deadlifts, and specific drills. Safe and effective for children and youth ages 5+.

Class schedule: Saturdays 9-10am.

Layne Performance’s line of barbell classes, taught by Dr. Andrew Layne, PhD, CSCS

Layne Performance’s “Barbell Series” classes consist of our 6-week introductory Barbell Basics course and our continuous series of classes: Strength, Physique, Power, and Conditioning.

Barbell Basics

Category: Barbell, Strength and Physique

Learn the basics of resistance training with a barbell. Work with Dr. Andrew Layne in a small class setting to perfect your technique with squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and other accessory exercises. The heavy weights can wait. This six-week course is all about building confidence so that you can train pain-free.

See the sign up page for more details and for the next start date. Class sizes are limited, so don’t wait.

Barbell Series

These are our “graduate level” barbell classes, and they are designed to work together to develop several aspects of fitness on separate days throughout the week. Our Barbell Series classes will develop your physique, strength, power (speed) and conditioning in the most efficient way possible. You can mix and match classes to emphasize the fitness aspects that are most important to you, or let us help you decide the best schedule for your goals!

Class Descriptions


Strength is the ability to accelerate a mass, i.e. to produce force. We develop this ability by building muscle mass and subsequently teaching our nervous system to use that muscle mass. In this way, the strength class builds on our physique class to increase our ability to produce force. The strength class focuses on multi-joint exercises performed with a high load to make you stronger and more physically capable.

Example workout:

(3-5 sets of 4-6 reps)

Pull from power position


Push press

Incline press

Bentover row


If you are looking for a lean, toned, muscular and symmetrical physique, this is the class for you. The physique class utilizes high reps (10+ per exercise), short rest periods, and a combination of multi-joint and isolated exercises to stimulate muscle growth and burn fat.

Example workout:

(3 sets of 12-15 reps)


Bench Press


Overhead press + bentover row + Tricep extension superset

Stiff-leg deadlift + front raise + Biceps curl superset

Hanging knees to chest + Back extension


Power is the product of force and velocity, meaning to develop power, we must move weights quickly. The Power class utilizes explosive exercises like cleans, snatches, jerks, ball throws, and plyometrics to build speed and overall athleticism. While it may sound intimidating, exercises can be scaled and modified to fit any skill and fitness level.

Example workout:

(3-5 sets of 2-4 reps)

Agility ladder drills

Jump shrugs

Push jerk w/front squat

Box jumps

Overhead ball toss


To train at your best, you must develop the capacity to do work repeatedly. The Conditioning class at Layne Performance builds your energy productions capabilities efficiently, while avoiding long, slow, distance exercise which can interfere with your strength training objectives. We utilize short, repeated sprints, sled pushes, jumping rope, agility drills, and circuits to get your heart pumping.

Example session:

Dynamic warm up: high knees, butt kicks, A-walk, A-skip, double arm skip

Modified T drill

5x40m sprint with building intensity

2x75m sprint

Get up and go get ‘ems

Categories: Weightlifting, Strength and Physique