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Meet Linda S. Cole of Slow Motion High-Intensity Strength Training in Encino

Today we’d like to introduce you to Linda S. Cole.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Linda. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I began working out doing traditional strength training on machines three times a week for an hour each session at a large gym in West Los Angeles. I was taught to do 3 sets of each exercise with a speed of 1-3 seconds going forward and 1-3 seconds going backward. I trained there for 10 years going 2-3 times per week.

No one I knew did Slow Motion High-Intensity Strength Training or heard of it. It was a well-kept secret. It was developed in the 1980’s by Ken Hutchins, a Florida trainer as a result of his need to provide a safe method of high-intensity training for the elderly women he supervised during the Nautilus funded Osteoporosis Study at the University of Florida (1982-1986). When I learned that it was only 30 minutes ONCE a week and the speed was 8-12 seconds going forward and 8-12 seconds going backward on each machine, I couldn’t believe it by reducing the speed but increasing the weight, my body gained strength and definition so much faster than anything I was doing. My workouts were not only safer but so much more effective in building strength and endurance.

The result of training for 10 years doing conventional weight bearing exercise resulted in having a total knee replacement. I had worn my cartilage down and was suffering from terrible knee pain.

After recovering from that surgery, I learned about Slow Motion High-Intensity Strength Training. The workout is performed on MedX equipment, very high-end machines not found in regular gyms or fitness centers but in physical therapy facilities. Today, at 72 years old I am extremely fit but not big and bulky.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
When the economy tanked in 2008 and the Writers Strike occurred during this period I struggled to remain open another two years and was forced to close. It was the most stressful and painful time of my entire life. I felt I would never emotionally recover but with some therapy, I did. In 2012 I started working with patients at the All Back & Joint Care Medical Group doing rehabilitation with Slow Motion High-Intensity Strength Training.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Today, I am an Independent Trainer and work at a private studio in Encino, CA teaching my clients this remarkable strength training protocol. I am nationally certified with ACE (American Council on Exercise). It is my PASSION to help people of all ages become strong and injury free. I recently began working with a 14-year-old girl helping her lose weight and become strong. I have a 20-year background in nutrition so I’m able to guide her with her diet.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
What I am MOST proud of is retaining the loyalty of my clients when the competition is so fierce with workout gyms everywhere. The once-a-week workout for 30 minutes is particularly attractive to my very busy clients who don’t want to spend 2-3 days in a gym. The studio where I rent space is private, no cell phones, music or other distractions. It is one-on-one. It allows my clients to focus every minute of their workout to achieve amazing results with time in their lives to do other things. 30 minutes sounds unbelievable, right? Well, believe me, it is highly challenging and requires 5-7 days for the muscle fibers to repair themselves before training again. It is during these 5-7 days when the muscles grow and one experiences strength and definition.


  • My pricing is done on a monthly basis. It is $300.00 per month. The one hour introduction is $100.00.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 15760 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91436
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  • Phone: 213-713-3350

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