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You seriously NEED to check out this ridiculously gnarly team! We’re 100% committed to your workout. You will find an atmosphere filled with high energy, motivated and motivating instructors. Come and see what makes us special.


Renowned For Remarkable Results!

50 Years of combined experience – that’s equal to 350 dog years. Dang! We’re Sarasota’s choice for exceptional personal training and group classes. Join one of our super fun classes and get fit TODAY! Certified, knowledgeable and professional, we guarantee you results.


Located at 1489 5th Street in Downtown Sarasota

We’re Downtown! Located in the middle of Sarasota and close to YOU. Get to the gym, get a great workout and get on with your day. It’s a clean, fun facility that’s easy to access and rock the best workout ever in the history of time.

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Making News!

This month, Definition Fit has been featured multiple times on ABC 7 News!

Below are the videos & article for your viewing & reading pleasure. Feel free to share them with friends and post them on your Facebook!




Participants will be expected to attend all 24 classes in the challenge. The LIVE Insanity classes are 30 minutes, 3 days per week for 6 weeks (8/25/14-10/03/14). Prior to the first class each participant will take a before picture with their height, weight and measurements. Additionally they will participate in an Insanity Fit Test the day before the official challenge group class begins. As part of this group you will be added to the Definition Fit Insanity Challenge PRIVATE Facebook group. This PRIVATE group will provide peer to peer support, motivation and healthy eating tips and accountability. By combining fitness, nutrition, peer support and accountability, this Challenge Group will help you achieve your fitness goals faster than you ever imagined! At the end of the 6 weeks a final fit test will be administered along with your weight, measurements and picture will be taken. This Challenge will not only change your body, but it will change your life!

Contact Definition Fit at 941-961-3271 to reserve your spot now! Class is limited to 15 people.



When Bob Gorevan walks into Definition Fit everyone stops what they are doing and announce “Bob’s here!”. He is just that important to us all! Though he’s retired from his duties as a Sarasota Police officer, he is always looking out for us. His presence can be felt as soon as he enters the room and the clients and trainers appreciate his enthusiasm and effort. He has a great sense of humor and is adventurous with his workouts. He is always willing to try something new and usually aces it! His focus, determination and will-power keep everyone around him motivated! We are grateful this amazing man chooses Definition Fit as his gym!

Here is Bob’s story-

I retired from the Sarasota Police Dept with a lot of aches pains and bruises. I made getting back in to shape a retirement goal. After belonging to every “corporate” gym in sarasota I decided that I needed a different approach. I heard about Def Fit and know a few members so i decided to check them out. I found Tom Johnsons Power TRX class and after a few classes knew it was right for me. It offered the two aspects I’ve been looking for, “Core and Cardio” I’ve been going for a year now and feel great. I also go to Tom for my personal one on one training too. Working out on a regular basis has given me the oppurtunity to enjoy my second passion…….cooking and enjoying barbecue !



We welcome our newest Certified Trainer, Sean Snyder. He is an avid runner, yogi and loves to Paddleboard! Sean begins teaching this Monday June 29th at 11:30am. His class is called “Strong & Lean” and includes 30 minutes of weight lifting followed by 30 minutes of Vinyasa Flow Yoga. You will build strong lean muscles and find better balance and stability with the combination of moves in this class. Please come try Seans class, your first class is on us. Hope to see you there! Here is Sean’s schedule so far-

Mondays 11:30 AM

Wednesdays 10:30 AM

Fridays 10:30 AM



Maria Brady is one amazing lady and we are proud to have her represent Definition Fit as client of the month for June 2014! When we first met Maria she was already a beautiful, small framed woman, friendly and warm. But, the Maria we have added to our Def Fit family is so much more than that!!

Tom Johnson, head Rat-Master and TRX Power guru has even added a new exercise to his book called the “Maria”!! It is a difficult move, because Maria Brady means business! She not only does the move easily, but has a way of showing up all the other students in the classes with her. Don’t get me wrong, she won’t mock you when you try and fail. She will simply demonstrate, or help you, she’s just that nice too! Despite Steve Schadt always claiming that he’s “winning” during class, Maria often out does the rest. She always smiles and pushes herself and others and that’s why every instructor wants her to come to their classes. She brings great energy and spirit wherever she goes!

When she’s not working out, she runs a full time business as a well-recognized and respected Wedding Planner and though she doesn’t brag, articles about her have been found in many nationally known magazines and websites. She is a pro at whatever she does!! We are proud that she calls Definition Fit home!

Here is Maria’s story…

I used to be a dancer so regular physical activity has always been a big part of my life. Once I stopped dancing, I really missed the sense of accomplishment that I felt after a long day of rehearsals. I was constantly looking for new workouts to maintain my health and fitness as well as my drive and focus…but everything grew old after a while.

In 2010 I walked into Definition Fit and signed up for a TRX class. After my first class, I was HOOKED!! It was love at fist workout! And Tom, the TRX trainer was awesome…he was very motivating. It was mind-blowing to me, the next day, how much I felt that class everywhere. It was though I had never worked out before.

Four years later, the addiction to TRX has not grown old…I still LOVE IT! And I still workout with Tom. In addition to that, I have added Dave’s Strength, Stamina and Stability class and Daemian’s Interval Training as well. They challenge you and inspire you like no others. I feel like I am always doing something I have never done before which takes the tediousness and monotony out of working out. That feeling of accomplishment is back and I know I am doing good by my body as well!

There is such a great sense of community at Def Fit. I’ve met so many wonderful people through the workout classes. Both the trainers and the regulars have become like family and everyone is very supportive of each other.

Let’s face it, working out is hard…and takes discipline…but I totally appreciate that I can do it. After recovering from a second knee injury a year ago, I swore I would never take my body for granted again.

I am STRONGER now than I have ever been! I love my workout life and Def Fit family!!

Maria Brady, PBC



Evil Tinkerbell (a.k.a. Melanie Gaffney) has just begun to spread her fairy dust over the population here at Definition Fit. She has brought her famous Melanie Maniacs to back her too! We welcome you all!

Melanie will push you to your limits and beyond all while smiling at you and snickering as you quiver. This lady is a POWERHOUSE and don’t let her little frame and cute smile deceive you…she deliver some nasty workouts! Come try a class for free and we know you’ll be back. She is the total package and will get you the results you desire! All levels are welcome. $10* class for the month of May! (*Cash or Check only). Packages available too.



Laurie can be seen lugging two beautiful girls, their bags, snacks, dolls, books, toys an extra change of clothes, electronics all in one arm while balancing her wraps, gloves, water, towel in the other arm. She comes prepared! Then this Super Mom/ Wonder Woman gets ready to pound some fist! Laurie has been a client of Definition Fit for over 4 years and has the pounds of sweat and fat loss to prove it! Laurie is a true “No Excuse” Mom as she makes time for a good workout and some form of activity daily. We admire her tenacity as she lets nothing hold her back from good workout. She has been known to pick up the baby and continue to squat, curl & sit-up and punch the bag! Recently when she sprained her ankle at a kids birthday party, she didn’t even let that hold her back. Within two days of injuring it she was back in class with renewed spirit and vigor. With only slight variations, she has continued to make great strides and is closer and closer to her goal. As the pounds and inches come off, Laurie has noticed even her new clothes are getting looser. Her beauty on the outside matches her spirit on the inside and this is why she was chosen as our first Client of the Month.

This is Lauries Story-

A friend introduced me to Definition Fit when it first opened and I was hooked instantly with TRX and Tom Johnson, a.k.a. the Rat Master. I love challenging and tough workouts so my journey continued here. I made a promise to myself to be in the best shape of my life prior to getting pregnant- a promise that was fulfilled. About 4 months after our fist daughter was born, I began bringing her with me to Def Fit. Daemian welcomed both of us, which enabled me to happily return to pre-pregnancy weight before getting pregnant with baby #2. After our second daughter was born I took 10 months with my two girls before returning to Def Fit. Juggling two babies just shy of two years took some getting used to. We are still a work in progress as I am rarely on time and get pulled out of class sometimes for a potty break or to settle a fussy girl. It is all completely worth the effort because I know that some workout is better than no workout. I want to be healthy and strong for my girls. I would do anything to get in a workout just to help me with the stress sometimes. If my youngest needed to be held during a class, then she was going to workout with me. The best thing is, both girls enjoy coming to the gym with me. The youngest laughs and smiles at everyone and my oldest runs around and plays and occasionally joins in for an exercise or two to “get strong like Mom”. I adore the staff and clients of Def Fit as they are so helpful & sweet with my girls! If it wasn’t for them welcoming my children, It would be much harder for me to maintain my sanity and get back to my old self. I am nursing my youngest and honestly eating right is not the issue- I think finding time to eat is one of the hardest things to do. Trying to balance eating while trying to maintain healthy fats for breast milk all while trying to lose weight is hard! You must east good fats for the baby but you want to lose fat- ha! I feel like I am a better mom and wife now that I am back at the gym 5 days a week. I have found a little piece of myself again.


Javier Torres Rocks The DEF FIT Workout! MEXICAN MADNESS ESTA AQUI!!

Hold onto your sombreros amigos because there is a new sheriff in town and he goes by el nombre “Javier”. This class is SO strong – even by our extremely high DEF FIT standards! Seriously. Our newest trainer is fired up and firing on all 12 cylinders! 12 cylinders! You’re lucky if your current trainer has 6 cylinders!

GET THIS, FITNESS AFICIONADO: It starts with a high energy warmup. After that you get into the real sweating, swinging, punching and kicking – it’s sustained and really, really fun – light years ahead of the shambling crypt keeper workouts you’ll find in some facilities/heaven’s waiting rooms here in town. The class flies by as you lose yourself in the action and push yourself way past your so called limits. There’s heavy bag work! Outside speed work! You work one on one with Javier! He wears body armor! He even takes breaks to salsa dance for god’s sake! It all finishes with a abdomen melting core workout that leaves you exhausted, flushed and ready to take on the world. Don’t waste your time with a bunch of foot dragging zombies – get a serious workout from a real pro here at DEF FIT.

Let’s get started! Come down and experience for yourself what all the buzz is about. We’re proud of our clients and their amazing results. Find a workout you love and it doesn’t feel like WORK. Get a workout that works for you. See you at DEF FIT today!


Javier’s Classes have begun! Click the Schedule a Class Link to Sign Up!

Javier’s Class Schedule :

Monday- 10:30am, 5:30pm

Tuesday- 8:30am

Wednesday- 10:30am, 6:30pm

Thursday- 8:30am

Friday- 9:15am (Combo class with Daemian), 10:30am, 5:30pm

Saturday- 8:30am

Javier Torres

WE WELCOME MMA COACH JAVIER TORRES TO OUR FAMILY!! Downtown Sarasota, get ready to rumble!!!

Javier Torres was born and raised in Sonora, Mexico and started a professional career in Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada over 9 years ago. He is a well rounded coach and fighter, a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the Gracie Humaita Academy. He also ranks as a Black Belt in Judo under Coach Younes Jemni, a four time Judo World Champion. Javier holds a Syndicate Team in Las Vegas, NV with UFC fighters such as Forrest Griffin, Mike Pyle, John Gunderson, Dan Hardy, Vinny Magahilanes and more.

He is a former cast member with the Ultimate Fighter Show Season 13 Dos Santos VS Lesnar. He was picked to be on the Junior Dos Santos team that led him to fight up to the Wild Card in the competition.

As a MMA Coach, Kickboxing Coach, TRX Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer, Javier strives to bring his years of remarkable skills and experiences to all his students. He advocates a healthy lifestyle and does what he says. His goal is to help others understand the importance of physical fitness and dedication. He will push you to your limits and help you achieve things you never thought possible. He works with all ages and levels and will personalize your workout based on your needs and goals. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!

Class schedule will be announced soon! Come try class with him this Friday Feb 7th! 9am and 5:30pm!!