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Gainesville Health & Fitness Celebrates 40 Years


Gainesville Health & Fitness (GHF) is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Joe Cirulli founded GHF in 1978, opening a 2,500-square-foot club with just three employees. Today, the company has three locations, 450 employees, and is one of the most respected health clubs in the world.

In 2016, GHF was even named one of Forbes Magazine’s “25 Best Small Companies in America.” It also ranks globally in the top percentile for sales, management and community service.

Joe Cirulli.

The company’s success is attributed to its culture and standards of excellence, supported by passionate employees.

“Our core purpose is to create an experience that helps people get the most out of life and inspires them to become their best,” said Cirulli, in a statement. “As an organization we must set the example by being our best, which is why we seek out industry-leading programs as well as best practices of other successful businesses. We continually expand and renovate our facilities and services to stay on the cutting edge.”

For example, last year GHF’s main center completed a five-year, multi-million-dollar renovation. And this year, the pool and spa area will undergo a renovation, and a relaxation room will be added.

GHF will commemorate its 40-year anniversary with a gala on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Rachel Zabonick-Chonko

Rachel Zabonick-Chonko is the editor-in-chief of Club Solutions Magazine. She can be reached at rachel@peakemedia.com.

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  1. Paul Brown Mr Retention January 18, 2018

    Congratulations Joe and all the team at Gainesville Health and Fitness. For anyone who has visited and experienced your club they will know how you have completely redefined customer service standards in our industry and always led the way in innovation and evolution. Face2Face Retention Systems are proud to be associated with you professionally but so much more so Joe, I am honoured to call you a genuine and lifelong friend. Kudos.


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