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.
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.