Legacy Strength

Legacy Strength

5.0 (3)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

We’re a client focused business tailoring our approach to the individual needs and goals of each client we train.

Our approach focuses on three fundamentals areas of fitness Mobility, Strength and Work Capacity which encompasses cardiovascular, muscular, and central nervous system endurance to maximize performance. 

Our system focuses on proper movement patterns and technique before bringing increased loads into our programming. Our goal is long term fitness and injury prevention is crucial to results. The strong foundation you build will allow you to see better results. 

We welcome athletes of all experience levels and would love to work with you.

John Patterson 

Strength Coach 

Legacy Strength

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Royal Oak, MI 48073
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3 Reviews


  • Lauren Kelley

    John is an extremely thoughtful trainer who takes the time to understand your goals, preferences and any limitations that you may have. He is super motivational and has a 360 approach to fitness -- nutrition, training, and recovery. I would highly recommend Legacy Strength!

  • Lauren Patterson

    They listen to what I want to work on and create a specific workout to me. They are also willing to adjust my workout to help make me comfortable while also helping me make progress.

  • C Heiter

    Johnnie's passion for health and wellness is apparent from the first time you train with him. His common sense approach not only helps lessen the intimidation factor for newbies, it also helps you actually understand what the exercises are doing for you in a compounding way. He always uses data and research to back up his plans, and is always there to help explain things (sometimes over and over again!) Johnnie cares, and it shows through in the way he approaches every person he helps on their own fitness journey, no matter where they are starting from.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Our first session I will evaluate your movement and conduct a quick interview so that I can ensure we tailor our program to you.

Next, I’ll design a program that is customized to your goals using a specialized system of HIIT cardio, dumbbell, Kettlebell, slam ball, and body weight movements. 

We’ll work in 4 week cycles in a method called periodization. We will increase our intensity (weight/meters/watts etc.) and/or volume (reps, sets, etc.) for 3 weeks and then take a one week deload period that allows the body and central nervous system to recover. 

Progressice overload and periodization are tried and true techniques I’ve trained with to get in the best shape of my life. 

I will never ask a student to perform and movement that I do not do in my training or have not used in my training in the past. Your comfort and safety are priority #1.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I come from the school of experience. I was once 370 pounds and lost over 100 pounds. To date I have kept that weight of for 2 years while also increasing my squat to 500 pounds, bench to 350 pounds, and deadlift to 633 pounds. I will teach you the same techniques and strategies I use daily to become one of the strongest men in Southeast Michigan while also being able to row a sub 7 minute 2k and bike 30-60 miles a week. If you want to move better and get stronger and more fit I can help you. I would love the privilege to show you what I love about fitness.