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Gym Renovations at GHF

A Message From Joe Cirulli. Back when I started GHF, I had to make a crucial decision about our future. Essentially, it boils down to two options: Do we build a model that can be replicated in multiple cities, or do we focus on serving one community to the best of our ability?

We chose to focus on you—our community in Gainesville. Our local focus has allowed us to grow from a modest 1,500 square foot center in 1978 (roughly the size of our current X-Force Body Studio) to an expansive 122,000 square foot campus. Starting in Spring 2024, we will adding 11,000 sq. ft. to our main gym facility. 

Our commitment to meeting the unique needs of our community has led to a variety of specialized offerings, including a women’s-only center, our Tioga location, hundreds of new pieces of equipment, two outdoor training spaces, and a range of boutique fitness studios.

We've never stopped working to be better, and we're not about to start now. Follow below for all of the details!rendering outside building nw corner gainesville health & fitness main

This is the story of why Joe Cirulli decided to renovate our main center & what made it possible for our #GHFamily. Joe also talks about what inspired him to design the club the way he did. 

GHF Women

Use Our Transformation to Start Yours!

We invested over $1 million and renovated our 14,000 sq. ft. center in just 30 days. Inside this energizing environment, you will find a mega-selection of offerings and luxury amenities. Imagine what you can do in 30 days at the newly designed GHF Women fitness center.

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GHF Main Center Coming to Life

The $11 Million Renovation Begins in 2012

We set the plans in motion in 2012 and completely renovated every square inch of our main facility so you will enjoy coming to the gym and get better results.

We started with a 12,000 square foot expansion for high tech indoor cycling studio, more space for cardio and strength training equipment, and ReQuest Physical Therapy.  We will complete the 6 year project in June 2018 with the renovation of our indoor pool area with hotel resort spa look and feel.  You will not find this at any other fitness center. Read more below about the phases of renovation.

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Men's Locker Rooms

The Men's locker rooms were recently completed and feature an elevated experience compared to most health club locker rooms. Consistent with the rest of the club, our architect designed a spa like, yet masculine, space to help you rejuvenate and recover post-workout. Whether you're headed to work, out for an evening on the town, or home to recharge you will enjoy:

  • Spacious locker space
  • Showers with adjustable shower heads
  • Expanded vanity and dressing space
  • A calm, recharging enviroment with pool access.
GHF Men's Locker Rooms

Women's Locker Rooms - Phase One

Phase one of the Women's locker rooms were revealed during the summer of 2015. The project is nearing completion but for now, enjoy this sneak
peak with tranquil, spa-like space. Currently, enjoy a restorative post workout shower in our spacious and beautiful shower stalls featuring adjustable shower heads. You'll also enjoyprivate rest rooms and plenty of vanity and dressing space to accomodate your needs. Feel rejuvenated and inspired in this relaxing space, whether you're heading to work or out on the town. Pool access makes it convenient.

Member Connect Area - GHF Office Suite and Conference Room

As part of our downstairs rennovation, we wanted to create comfortable and inspiring space for not only our members, but also our employees and the entire Gainesville community. You will have easy access to fitness counselors in a modern and spacious workspace. You'll also see ample seating and ipad stations throughout the downstairs level giving you the convenience to catch up with friends, respond to important emails, and find important information (especially if you've left your mobile device safely in your locker!) We also have provided conference space for our, and your, most important events.

X-Force Body Studio

Home to the X-Force Body Program, this space was designed to help you reach your maximum fat loss potential with a team of motivating coaches and a focused and efficient workout space. Featuring negative training machines for maximum results. Feel energized and enjoy being coached through your workout in this high tech studio.

A few highlights:

  • Accessibility
  • New machines
  • Cool views of the entire club through beautiful glass windows

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Group Fitness

The Group Exercise Studio was updated to reflect cutting edge exercise space with style. The cool, modern design evokes both tranquility and energy whether you are participating in a restorative yoga class or finding your limit in HIIT.

The studio features:

  • A huge space so you always have a spot in class
  • Cutting edge sound and climate controls
  • Stage so you can easily see your instructor
  • Tons of storage so all needed equipment is at your fingertips


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GHF Group X Room Renovation

Second Story Renovation

The second story renovation was revealed in April of 2014. In addition to the expanded space, the layout of all training areas is the true epitome of intelligent design, structured to decrease congestion and increase your training efficiency.

A few highlights of the equipment and space:

  • Olympic, flat, and incline benches as well as deadlift platforms and bumper weights
  • A more spacious stretching area
  • Functional training area featuring kettlebells and TRX Suspension
  • Expanded Personal Training and Small Group Training studios

Second Story Expansion

The 12,000-square-foot expansion to our Main Center officially began in August 2012. Construction was completed in July of 2013.

The expansion was only the beginning of the remodeling of our entire club. A few highlights:

  • ReQuest relocated to the front of the center for easier access
  • The Personal Training Studio & Free Weight areas were greatly expanded
  • The state of the art Sky Cycle Studio provided double the space for your ride
  • Floor to ceiling windows now flood the gym with natural light