Joe Cirulli
Owner and President, Gainesville Health & Fitness

It all started with a set of Mighty Mouse weights when I was nine years old and I have been hooked on health and fitness ever since. Fast forward 10 years and I found myself in Gainesville, Fla. visiting a friend and quickly fell in love with the city and the community. I knew I wanted to own a gym and now I knew it was to be in Gainesville.

From the moment I arrived here I noticed the small community feel in a large university setting, giving Gainesville the best of both worlds. The people were nice, the geography beautiful, and, of course, there were no New York winters.

Gainesville gave me the opportunity to be an entrepreneur in an industry that I love. As with any business, there were highs and lows, but the support of the business community, the residents and everyone around me, I was able to realize my dream of owning a fitness company, Gainesville Health & Fitness. I have worked all of my life, along with my staff, to inspire the Gainesville community to get fit and healthy. We come to work every day to think of ways to make GHF better so you can be better. We have just completed a four year, multi-million dollar renovation and expansion project to bring Gainesville the most innovative fitness trends. All of our focus and resources are committed to Gainesville for healthier individuals, families, companies and community.

A health and fitness mindset is part of the Greater Gainesville culture; it’s the way we do things around here. There are many opportunities to stay active, including fitness facilities, walking and biking trails, parks, pools, courts, clubs, leagues, worksite wellness initiatives and activity-based events almost every weekend. There’s something for all ages. The Greater Gainesville region is where cool things happen from fitness and recreation, healthcare and agriculture to the arts. We are happy to be part of it.

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