The Ark's ProCoach Course:
Imagine how much progress you could make in a year with the right approach. What if you had just ONE habit to practice every two weeks, with lessons, workshops, and intimate coaching geared towards supporting those habits? How ready are you right now to dedicate 5-10 minutes a day to changing your life? What kind of impact might that have? Watch the video below to see how this master class has changed lives.
Our Gym in a Nutshell
The Ark is a strength and conditioning facility and cultural space. Our members workout safely in a group class environment under the supervision of a highly qualified coach. We offer cutting-edge coaching services that will get you the results you are looking for.
strength and conditioning
Our Strength and Conditioning classes are the the backbone of our training hall. Here, you will learn high-skill movements, increase your quality of life, and make some friends in the process.
Whether you want to get in shape, lose weight, or become a stronger, more capable person, The Ark is where you will continue your fitness journey.
Our weightlifting club, Gainesville Barbell, is the largest and most seasoned club in North Central Florida, whose coaches have more experience in the sport of weightlifting than any other gym in the region.
Our training hall is a unique cultural space, where the sport of weightlifting lives like it did 50 years ago, minus the metal weights.
365 days of behavior change
The Ark offers a year-long, online behavior-change and habit-forming curriculum geared towards helping you pick up healthy eating and lifestyle habits.
At The Ark, we recognize that working out is not enough. It's a great start, but there's that pesky other 23 hours when we're not in the gym that can make or break our progress. ProCoach, our online behavior change curriculum, is the answer.
All prospective members of The Ark must schedule a Free Interview and Assessment before joining.
This is so we can assess your movement quality, health-markers, and find out what your goals are—this information will enable us to give you the best service possible. Once we've conducted the interview and comprehensive assessment, we'll be better able to recommend a program that matches your interests and goals. Interviews must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Click on the button below to schedule an appointment.
By appointment only
Located just east of Downtown Gainesville, The Ark School of Fitness is conveniently located and open most days of the week.
22 NE 11th street
Gainesville, FL 32601
M, Tu, W, F
5:30-8:30a* and 4-7p*.
Th 9-10a, 3-5p
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Members can login to our member website by clicking this button.
Members may use this button to go to our calendar and reserve a class.
The AYUDA Barbell Throwdown
The Ark School of Fitness, home of Gainesville Barbell, is hosting a sanctioned USA Weightlifting Competition to raise money for a charitable organization named AYUDA.
The AYUDA Barbell Throwdown will take place on April 7th, 2018. This is a USAW sanctioned single day weightlifting event. This competition is an open event for any USAW members from youth to master.All are welcome.
Our club, Gainesville Barbell, prides itself in hosting ridiculously awesome weightlifting events. We love seeing everyone succeed; we host meets that put everyone in the best positioning for success on game day.
We are hosting this event to raise money for a non-profit organization called AYUDA, which raises money for the education of youth in the Dominican Republic who are living with Type 1 diabetes. To learn more about AYUDA and their mission, visit http://www.ayudainc.net/about
The top 3 athletes in each weight class AND Division Youth, Junior, Senior, Master will receive medals.