The Ark School of Fitness is Gainesville’s only not-for-profit gym. We believe that high-quality fitness education should be available to everyone, regardless of their status in society. The Ark is a strength and conditioning facility, as well as a cultural space. Our members workout in a group class environment, under the supervision of a coach. We provide free instruction for youth who qualify for free or reduced lunch, and reduced cost services for UF and Santa Fe students, as well as free services for adults multiple times per week, like at our weekly calisthenics classes and our Yoga sessions at North East Park. The Ark is also collaborating with other organizations to make fitness, health, and wellness available to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our paying members fund our charitable services. Workouts are designed to be challenging, fun, and approachable for all fitness levels; our expert coaches work with each athlete to ensure proper intensity and safety. Whether you want to get back in shape, lose weight, gain weight, get shredded, or just get strong, our programs will help you see the transformation you desire. The best part about it is this: you can join our gym as a paying member or participate in our charitable programs. Whatever your background, whatever your choice, you can make a difference in your life and in the life of others just by participating!


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