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2000 Arroyo Rd
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 443-7700

Corner of Arroyo Rd
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Strength Training


At LVTC we offer a full array of choices for you to meet your Strength Training goals. Our Strength Training Center has been designed to provide an effective and safe workout. Our Cybex VRII machines are designed with Dual Axis Technology where the exercise movement is defined by the user instead of the machine. We feature the newest line from FreeMotion. FreeMotion is a selectorized cable machine that allows the user to perform multiple exercises as well as allowing for freedom of movement. We also offer a complete line of free weights including a cable system, squat rack, dumbells, and a Smith Machine. Complimentary strength orientations are available with our Floor Trainers to introduce you to strength training principals and proper form. Personal Training is available for a more in depth one-on-one training session with a certified trainer.

Personal Fitness Training

Personal Fitness Training is a one-on-one workout program custom designed by a Certified Personal Trainer to meet your specific fitness goals. We are all unique, not only in physiology, but also in our needs, limitations, and lifestyles. A personal trainer will work with you on an individual basis to assist you in formulating and achieving specific training goals.

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 Meet our Personal Trainers


Senior Fitness Opportunities (Exercise, Experience, Expedition)

The Senior Fitness Opportunities program offers a total fitness program for mature adults, including a weekly exercise schedule to meet your fitness and health needs. Classes include cardiovascular exercise, strength and resistance training, stretching, therapeutic water exercise, and personal training.

 Meet our Personal Trainers

Karina Stradford
Fitness Director

Karina StradfordKarina Stradford


Karina grew up dancing, starting at the age of 3, and went on to compete in national competitions for both group and solo performances until the age of 17. In college, she fueled her competitive drive by joining the speech and debate team where she competed both nationally and internationally. During the summer months in college she raced stand up jet-skis. She has a bachelor’s degree in Public, Professional and Organizational Communication from Cal State East Bay, and has received all her fitness certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM.) She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Youth Exercise Specialist and Weight Loss Specialist. She loves assisting mothers with their post-pregnancy body goals, training competitive athletes and assisting those who are coming back to exercise after injury. Karina wants to help her clients achieve their personal best while staying up to date on fitness, nutrition and all aspects of healthy living so that she can continue to assist individuals of all ages and ability levels. In her spare time, she continues to study and enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys and two rescue dogs.




Jana Fischer Jana FischerJana Fischer

Jana is a personal trainer with certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She also has a primary group fitness certification from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She graduated with a Master’s degree in German Studies from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. After initially pursuing a career in education related to her passion for languages, she decided to stay at home to raise her boys. She has always been a fitness enthusiast, and has been working out regularly since high school. Fitness is what keeps her balanced when life gets stressful.  She decided to turn her passion into a second career and obtained her certifications. She teaches a variety of group exercise classes, from strength to Barre to more cardio-based classes. She also enjoys working with personal training clients giving her an opportunity to tailor the workouts to their specific needs and goals. She believes that everybody can improve their quality of life at any life stage through exercise and healthy life choices. She hopes to share not just her knowledge, but also her love of moving and being active. Her key motivations are to see her clients achieve their goals and to have fun while doing it. 




Melina Sisco

Melina SiscoMelina Sisco

Mel has been very active her entire life and grew up doing competitive sports. Starting with Taekwondo and winning her first National Championship at the age of 8.Following an accident where Mel broke her back, she partially lost the ability to move her legs and arms properly. Driven to get back on her feet as soon as possible, she worked hard to fully recover so she could continue to do what she loves. She moved on with her passion for active, healthy living with competitive cheerleading and body building and won the European Championship with her team in 2014. She is currently training for the Cheerleading World Championship in 2020 with the California Allstar Bullets. Mel is passionate about outdoor activities and traveling. She enjoys passing on her knowledge about fitness and enjoys helping people form healthy, positive habits. Mel became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer to help others become their best selves and is open to training all experience levels and age groups.






Erik Wheelock  Erik WheelockErik Wheelock

Erik is a lifelong Livermore resident who is certified through the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) as a Personal Trainer. Throughout high school he participated in a wide range of sports including wrestling, soccer, football, basketball, and lacrosse. After high school he decided to go on to Las Positas College for his AA. He then transferred to Cal State Monterey Bay where he graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. He knew he wanted to help people achieve their health and fitness goals in a fun way. He is passionate about his clients and there is nothing more important to him than helping his clients have a positive experience that makes them happy, confident and strong. In his free time, he enjoys biking, hiking, music, literature, movies, gardening and travel.  Erik is currently studying at Cal State East Bay for his master’s degree in Kinesiology.


Chelsea Whitney

Chelsea WhitneyChelsea Whitney

Chelsea grew up playing sports and being outside any chance she could get. She played high competition soccer for 14 years and was also very active with volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics growing up. Although she went to school on the beach and loves to travel, she resides back in the Bay Area where she grew up. She is currently teaching kindergarten and does personal training and subs group classes on her spare time. She feels very well-rounded as she has tried everything from Pilates, marathon training, to CrossFit. She felt the need to share her love of health and fitness by obtaining her NASM Personal Training Certification. She believes that everyone has the capability of becoming a stronger version of themselves and that finding time for yourself and your health is very important. She works with all ages and looks forward to meeting with you!