Sweat Life Fitness, Inc.


In August 2007, we held the first Sweat Life Fitness Outdoor Class at Kanapaha Park in SW Gainesville.  One year later, we opened the Sweat Life Fitness Studio in the Haile Plantation Village Center.  We moved to Haile Market Square in the fall of 2014, and continue to provide excellent customer service, expert personal training and the best small group training in Gainesville!



Our Mission is to be the most results-driven Training Studio in the world and to motivate, educate, and inspire our clients to be their all-time best.

Our Trainers

trainer2015dan_webMASTER LEVEL TRAINER

Certification/Degree:   NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, EMERY Behavioral Medicine Certified Weight Managagement Specialist, MedX Spinal Rehab, Reebok RNT, CPR/First Aid Certified, BS-Exercise Sport Science, University of Florida.

Training Specializations:  Weight Loss; High Intensity Strength Training; Sport-Specific Training; Group Training

Hobbies/Special Interests:   Sports – any and all; Exercise; Home Improvement; Fishing; Music; Playing With My Two Kids

Philosophy on Exercise:  Train like an athlete.

Quote:  “Commit. Train. Live the Sweat Life!”

trainer2015rob_webMASTER LEVEL TRAINER

Certification/Degree:  ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CPR Certified, BS – Kinesiology, Indiana University.

Training Specializations:  Muscle Growth, Strength, Performance, Rehabilitation.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Backpacking, Camping, Mountain Climbing, Motorcycles, Guitar, Music.

Philosophy on Exercise:  Creating a healthy lifestyle through challenging the mind and body, eating clean, and having fun.

Quote: “The quality of one’s life can be dictated by the harmonious functioning of physical and mental strength.”



Certification/Degree:   American College of Sports Medicine-Health Fitness Specialist, EMERY Behavioral Medicine Certified Weight Managagement Specialist, B.S. Exercise Science from the Univesity of West Florida, CPR Certified. Aerobics and Fitness Association of America-Certified Personal Trainer.

Training Specializations:  Weight Loss;  Strength Training; Sport-Specific Training; Functional Training, Group Training, shape and toning

Hobbies/Special Interests:   Sports, outdoors,running, biking, writing, music, life

Philosophy on Exercise:  “Exercise is no different than anything else in life, you get out what you put in”.

Quote: “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill

trainer2015art_webMASTER LEVEL TRAINER

Certification/Degree:   NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, EMERY Behavioral Medicine Certified Weight Managagement Specialist, CPR/First Aid Certified, MS-Phys.Ed/Sports and Fitness, University of Central Florida.

Training Specializations:  Hypertrophy; Body Transformation; Sport-Specific Training

Hobbies/Special Interests:   Gator Sports, Playing Pick-Up Games (football, softball, whatever), Lifting weights, Spending time with family.

Philosophy on Exercise:  You get out what you put in. Make exercise/physical activity a lifestyle.

Quote:  “If exercise was easy, everyone would be doing it!”

trainer2015samantha_webPERSONAL TRAINER

Certification/Degree: Parisi Speed School, ASI, BS in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern with a minor in Psychology

Experience: Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit as a Student Intern, East Jefferson General Hospital’s Wellness Center as a Health Fitness Instructor, Results “U” as a Fitness Coach, CapitalSUP LLC as a Paddleboard Instructor

Training Specializations: Paddleboard Instructor-> I can do on land activities to train for paddling, Full Body workouts

Hobbies/Special Interests: Paddleboarding, running, yoga, cooking, anything active really

Philosophy on Exercise: You work for the body you want to have, what you put in is what you’ll get out and that applies to nutrition as well. Our bodies get us through life, exercise is there to help us relieve stress, keep ourselves healthy, and to keep ourselves sane.

Quote:  “I aspire to be a giver. A giver of love, a giver of good vibes, and a giver of strength.” I have that painted on a canvas above my desk to remind me of what I aspire to be in life, a giver of what people need.


Certification/Degree: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist, Athletes Acceleration Certified Speed and Agility Coach; BS – Sport Management, University of North Florida

Experience: I’ve worked successfully with clients ranging from professional athletes to stay-at-home moms, and from 6 to 84 years old.

Training Specializations: Mobility, Sports Performance

Hobbies/Special Interests: Being outside, Playing/watching sports, Grilling

Philosophy on Exercise: Health is the single most valuable thing in the world. Fitness and nutrition build the foundation to a heathy life.

Quote: “Exercise is a human invention used to compensate for the fact that we’re not doing what we’re supposed to be doing.” – Dr. Andreo Spina


Certification/Degree: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer; BS – Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida

Experience: Achievements with a multitude of populations, including ages from 18-75, persons with special needs and disabilities, novice lifters, and experienced athletes.

Training Specializations: Group training, strength training, shape and toning

Hobbies/Special Interests: Going to concerts, foodie, museums, football (GO JAGS)

Philosophy on Exercise: Great overall health is the key to having an awesome life. Exercise is just one piece of the puzzle of a healthy well-being! It is essential to being able to do anything, from activities of daily living to high intensity sports, to staying focused and being energetic.

Quote: You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. — Maya Angelou


Certification/Degree: NASM Certified Personal Trainer; Master of Education – Curriculum Instruction, American College of Education; BS – Physical Education, Western Illinois University; CPR/First Aid Certified.

Experience: Five years teaching Physical Education.

Training Specializations: Strength and hypertrophy training, weight loss.

Hobbies/Special Interests: Working out, doing stadiums, playing basketball, UF sports, tailgating, Fantasy football.

Philosophy on Exercise: Train hard, be patient, and the results will follow.

Quote: You can observe a lot just by watching. –Yogi Berra

Stephen Gainsburg, Intern, Personal Trainer

Certification/Degree: NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Pursuing A Degree In Sport Management At The University Of Florida.

Training Specializations: Muscle Gain, Weight Loss, Strength Training

Hobbies/Special Interests: Cooking, Working Out, Watching Sports, Reading, Going To Concerts

Philosophy on Exercise: Everyone is born with physical gifts. It’s up to you to show to them to the world.

Quote: “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.”- Gene Tunney