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Welcome to Gainesville Health & Fitness
Welcome to Gainesville Health & Fitness


Welcome to Gainesville Health & Fitness. We want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to create an experience that will help you get the most out of life and inspire you to become your best. Our staff of almost 300 strong will help you with every step of your fitness adventure.

You can expect more choices, the best variety, and the most innovative programs to get you fit, healthy, and living your best life, now and at every lifestyle stage.

To better understand who we are, take a quick look at where we came from, which reveals a long history of continuous improvement.

GHF started as a small facility located above a bank on Archer Road in the mid-1970s. Our original space was about the size of our lobby in the GHF Main location today. In 1978, we moved to the Creekside Mall and expanded to 11,000 square feet. In 1984, after realizing many women wanted a private environment, we built a center exclusively for women in Thornebrook Village. In 1986, our coed facility moved to Westgate Regency and expanded to 31,000 square feet. In 1988, after collaborating with the University College of Medicine to research ways to help people with low back pain, we opened our physical therapy center known today as ReQuest Physical Therapy. In 1996, we moved our coed center to the current Newberry Road location.

In 2007, GHF opened its third location in the Tioga Town Center. It became the second coed center in the GHF family. One membership gives you access to all three unique locations with no additional charge.


Introduction cont'd...

Living our culture of continuous improvement, we began a massive renovation and expansion project to GHF Main in 2013. Using the same New York architect that designed our beautiful Tioga location, we were able to create the same high end contemporary design you see today. We expanded the facility by 12,000 square feet and completely renovated every inch of space. The same process of renovation was done at our Women's Center.

As you can see, we are constantly expanding and improving to make your membership more valuable each year. We are always looking into the future to bring you the best of everything from equipment, classes, programs, and most importantly staff.

Our mission is to inspire an entire community-we are a local company dedicated to Alachua and surrounding counties. Our core purpose is to create an experience to help you get the most out of life and inspire you to become your best. And our vision is to become one of the best businesses for the world.

Once again, we thank you for choosing Gainesville Health & Fitness. Our hope is that your time with us proves to be life changing.


Your Membership Includes:

The Following Free Programs and Services

  1. Three locations, no additional fees
  2. 24 Hour Access at GHF Main
  3. 500 staff members who are happy to help you
  4. Over 2000 strength and cardio equipment
  5. A supervised strength circuit for beginners
  6. 75ft indoor heated pool, hot & cold therapy pools, sauna, steam, hot tub, aqua classes
  7. Largest number of cycle classes in our SkyCycle studio
  8. Indoor basketball/volleyball court
  9. Wellness programs for cancer recovery, back pain & arthritis
  10. Member Savings program exclusive member discounts
  11. Free WiFi
  12. 1000 Group Exercise Classes monthly
  13. More Zumba classes
  14. More Yoga classes
  15. Largest free weight area in Gainesville
  16. Facility for women only
  17. Complimentary Kid’s Club & kids classes

The Line at GHF is staffed by our knowledgeable Floor Instructors who are happy to help you! Just look for the blue shirts.


Chapter 1

Supervised Strength Circuit

Perfect For The First-Time Exerciser Who Is Unfamiliar With How To Lift

The foundation of GHF can be found in the circuit line.  When owner Joe Cirulli was putting together the exercise floor of his first club, he asked "how can I set up the equipment so my mom and dad would know how to work out?"  And, "the Line" was created.

The Circuit Line at GHF offers supervised strength training for those wanting instruction and motivation along with the most efficient use of time. The Line consists of 7-9 machines organized from biggest to smallest muscle groups for the most efficient, effective workout in less than 30 minutes.

Other Weight Lifting Options


Chapter 2

Group Fitness Classes

We know people like to hang out in groups, it's social, it's fun, it's motivating. There is a comfort and a need to belong to a group.

At GHF we provide exercise groups that are inclusive, supportive, and challenging with the best instructors you will find. They include Cycling, Zumba, Aqua, Yoga, Body Pump, Booty School and many more. The variety of our group exercise classes will make your fitness experience memorable and you’ll even make some new friends. GroupFit classes are included in your membership.



Whether you’re looking to raise your heart rate with cardio classes, tone your abs, or find your zen, we have the perfect class for you.


Chapter 3


Indoor Pool, Classes, Sauna, Steam, Whirlpool, Cold Punge, Swimming

Dive into pure relaxation and awaken your body in the newly remodeled pool area at GHF Main.

We've created a healing environment designed to encourage rest and reduce stress. The ReCOVERY EXPERIENCE is a spa haven unlike any other. Where you can unwind, chill out, or just be.

Swimming is a good fitness choice for just about everyone, from those who find other forms of exercise painful to the athlete using water to train or rehab. Water affords 12 times the resistance as air in every direction making it a cardiovascular and strengthening work out.

Experience the complete recovery component of Aquix with aqua group fitness classes, a Himalyan salt wall sauna, a refreshing steam room, relaxing hot tub, arctic cold plunge, and warm therapy pool.


Chapter 4

Sky Cycle - A Ride Around The World

Our Sky Cycle studio offers a unique experience you will not find anywhere else. Designed by our architect out of New York, it offers stadium seating, 50 bikes, and virtual technology that gives you an immersive workout experience. 

You will experience a fast-paced, low impact cardio workout that can accommodate beginners and experienced riders. 

Certified, energetic instructors will teach you, motivate you, and create a community that connects everyone.  Exercise is more fun together!
Located on the second floor of GHF Main.



Chapter 5

Kids Club

So cool, your kids will bring you to the gym!

We create such an engaging experience for the children that they want to drop their parents off at the gym. We give parents the peace of mind knowing their children are receiving social, emotional, and educational benefits in a safe environment.

Show the kids your healthy lifestyle

Our members are important to us and so are their children. We do not want any obstacle to deter our members from their daily workout routine including trying to find a babysitter. That’s why we created our Kids Club. Here our friendly staff will take care of your children for free while you take care of yourself. It’s part of our philosophy of helping our members get the most out of life!



Chapter 6

GHF for Women

A community of women who champion each other to get amazing results both physically and emotionally.

We are an all-women fitness center—run by women—for women. As the only full-scale fitness center in Gainesville exclusively dedicated to women, we delight in providing you with a comprehensive and ever-expanding array of services and specialty classes. 

Women are at the center of everything we do—from our unique programming…to hosting special events…to participation in the community. As a member of GHF for Women, you will create new and nourishing relationships that may very well last a lifetime.

At GHF for Women, every woman grows stronger.



Experience the place where women get stronger.


Gainesville's Largest Outdoor Fitness Facility.

The largest open-air training destination will give you a line of new ways to move, train and sweat. Located at GHF's Main campus, Echo is a multi-purpose location that offers more classes, training equipment, community events, seasonal activities, and holiday festivities for the kids.

Echo is comprised of four components - AMP'D 45, specialty workshops, GroupFit classes and lifestyle events. AMP'D 45 is part of our Signature Training options and is a fee-based program. However, there are designated open gym times for members to use tires, sleds, ropes and more or take advantage of a 10-station circuit and GroupFit classes that is fully included in your membership. Lifestyle events will also be free and open to the public.


Chapter 7

Indoor Basketball & Volleyball

A court experience combining the thrill of sport and the satisfaction of working as a team toward a common goal.

The Why of Indoor Basketball & Volleyball

We built an indoor basketball and volleyball court to promote fun and teamwork year-round, no matter the weather. You can shoot around or find a great group of fellow members who will energize you into that competitive arena. Either way, it’s a fantastic way to gain strength, coordination, and muscular endurance. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of a team and a larger community.

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

Chapter 8

X-Force Negative Training

Mission Statement

To achieve great strength gains in less time! Results that previously required several workouts a week can now be stimulated in ONE workout a week! For EVERYONE!

The Why of X-FORCE

X- Force is the most meaningful advance in strength training in the last 30 years. A patented "tilting" weight stack allows for a 40% heavier resistance on the "negative" (lowering) part of the exercise. This heavier negative resistance allows for a greater intensity of effort through a higher quality of resistance. The fundamental point of X-Force Training, compared to other forms of training, is to deliver a combination of static, concentric and increased eccentric resistance.


Surround yourself with people that inspire you.

Chapter 9

Personal Training
I Train For... Life!

Mission Statement

We give our clients the motivation, accountability and discipline to attain results they cannot achieve on their own.

The Why of Personal Training

GHF Personal Training began as part of a research project with the Nautilus Company in 1985. Since that time, GHF Personal Training has revolutionized the training industry with specialized, nationally certified trainers who have an expertise in every aspect of program design--this means you have access to the knowledge, training, and practice of 45 trainers.  You won't find this anywhere else in the region.  

Unlike any other studio, GHF Personal Trainers have access to 120,000 sq feet of the most innovative equipment in the world which means more choices and variety for the best results achieved by you. A personal trainer will help you become leaner, healthier, and pain-free for those working toward a longer, healthier life and counteracting the natural effects of aging.



Chapter 10


Mission Statement

We provide our clients with a beautiful and safe learning environment and through the expertise of each Certified Pilates Instructor, we teach our clients how to find the best balance of strength, flexibility, coordination, and individual body awareness.

The Why of Pilates

Developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, Pilates can transform the way your body looks, feels, and performs. Exercises performed in Pilates sessions focus on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, developing strong muscles, and improving coordination and balance. Through Pilates you can develop body awareness, improve posture and flexibility, and help alleviate pain throughout the body.



Chapter 11

ReQuest Physical Therapy
Experts in Back Pain Solutions

Misson Statement

We answer members health questions and assist patients in the lifelong transition from rehab to a lifetime of fitness.

The Why of Request

After the owner of GHF suffered a serious knee injury requiring surgery, he was sent to rehab. It didn't take him long to realize what was missing. He felt that to be truly effective it had to be modernized both in the environment and equipment. Within a short period of time GHF became involved in a major medical research study with UF College of Medicine. The results were astonishing and plans for our center were put into place staffed with an inspired team of therapists.


The first wealth is health. Emerson

Chapter 12


Mission Statement

To achieve a varied high intensity, functional movement with the goal of reaching your personal best.

The Why of CrossFit

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program with equipment that includes barbells, dumbbells, battle ropes, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and boxes for box jumps. These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed “Workouts of the Day” or “WODs”. Workouts are typically intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. However, these workouts are accessible to nearly everyone and "scaleable" to all levels of fitness. They combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, flipping tires, weightlifting, carrying heavy objects, and many bodyweight exercises. While you are getting to your best level of fitness, you will find the most bonded fitness family anywhere--for the ultimate experience.


The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson

Chapter 13

TRIBE Team Training™ - Together We Achieve More

Mission Statement
To inspire our fitness community to achieve more than they even thought possible with the power of a team.

The Why of TRIBE Team Training™
TRIBE Team Training™ is small group training that creates the opportunity for us all to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Through incredible leadership, programming, workout delivery and team care, TRIBE creates an environment where all team members succeed beyond what they thought possible. TRIBE is designed to take members beyond their limits by making individuals strong and functionally fit also incorporating flexibility and stability training. Members participate in six-week seasons on a team guided by their coach. Each member will experience fun, belonging, control, support, reassurance, and challenges all in a dynamic motivating environment.




Smoothies & More

Mission Statement

To offer flavorful nutritious smoothies and healthy snack choices to complement our members' quest for a healthy lifestyle, served in a convenient, friendly and inviting environment.

The Why of J-Bar

More and more people are becoming health-conscious and active. GHF offers both exercise and proper nutrition with healthier snack and beverage choices to help our members reach their fitness goals. Many people believe that the optimal time for absorption of nutrients is within a 10-30 minute time frame after heavy exercise. Having a smoothie bar helps our members get the nutrients and offers other refreshments needed after a good workout.


We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. Adelle Davis

Chapter 15

X-Force Body

Mission Statement

A six-week program designed and researched by longtime exercise scientist Ellington Darden, PhD. Using negative training and a strategic eating plan of carb-rich meals, you will shed fat, build muscle, and reshape your body for life. You’ll notice changes right away!

The Why of X-FORCE

X-Force Body is the quickest, most efficient, most sustainable fat loss and muscle gain program in the world. We inspire and help you become leaner, stronger, and healthier to live your best life.  Only 2 workouts twic a week for fast fat loss and muscle gain. Our secret weapon? The patented, revolutionary X-Force Body negative  machines,  the most advanced, innovative technology specifically designed to reshape your body in record-breaking time. X-Force Body has been validated through years of clinical trials. It works. Because of the science behind the program, you will keep the results you achieve. See if X-Force Body is right for you at a free Discovery Session


Dr. Darden’s program changed my life. I eat healthier, I drink more water, I exercise harder, and I sleep better. I’m a new person with a brand-new body. Erika Greene

Chapter 16


Gainesville's Largest Outdoor Fitness Pavilion

echo small group training outdoor

Echo is be comprised of four components - Peak Conditioning, specialty workshops, GroupFit classes and lifestyle events. Peak Conditioning is part of our Signature Training options and is a fee-based program. However, there are designated open gym times for members to use tires, sleds, ropes and more or take advantage of a 10-station circuit and GroupFit classes that is fully included in your membership. Lifestyle events will also be free and open to the public. 

GHF is bringing you closer to the outdoors with events like farmers markets, lululemon shop events, Gator game tailgates, Halloween trick-or-treat, pictures with Santa, cook outs, craft fairs, and family fitness events. 


Chapter 17

Chill by GHF

HydroMassage Technology to Relax & Recover

The Why of Chill

The accumulated stresses of everyday life can damage your health in irreversible ways — from early aging to heart problems and long-term disability. While we know you cannot eliminate stress, you can manage it and it’s worth every effort to do so. We created CHILL by GHF to help you relax, reduce stress, and recover from workouts, hectic schedules, or everyday life.

Each session is 10 minutes and will loosen up muscles, help relieve muscle soreness, increase oxygen and blood flow into muscles, and deliver nutrients from your body to your muscles. You will walk out of the gym feeling like a new person.

You will only find Chill at GHF Main.  Come on over and give it a try.  We will help you get started.

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