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October 9-11, 2019

Hilton Chicago

Conference: October 9-11, 2019
Exhibit Hall: October 10-11, 2019

Joe Cirulli

Gainesville Health & Fitness Center


Joe Cirulli has focused his life working on two things: helping people become healthy and building a company culture that inspires people to become their best.

The experiences he gained working for multiple companies that went bankrupt simply drove him forward. Living in his car, closed-down buildings (open ones, too), and getting down to his last 12 cents forced him to dig deeper inside himself.

He started learning about human potential through the books he read and the speakers he heard. Determining his major goals when he was 21 and starting a business with only $1,700 at age 24 helped him move toward those goals.

With his staff, he set company goals and has accomplished many of them. He and his team helped to make Gainesville, Florida, The Healthiest Community in America. GHF was the cover story in INC Magazine. GHF was in the National News for Innovation and in 2012. Cirulli was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to his industry. And in 2016. GHF was named one of the top 25 Small Businesses in America by Forbes Magazine.

Cirulli always had a vision of what he wanted to accomplish, but one day he realized that unless everyone on his team had the same vision, Gainesville Health and Fitness would never reach its true potential. He focused his efforts on creating his company’s vision, developing the leadership team and motivating his team members. Today, GHF is is one of the most well-known health clubs in the world.