Gainesville residents can add something new to their workout routine starting this weekend.
Danielle Gertner, 22, will be coaching the first Gainesville Grinds class Saturday at 10 a.m. at Depot Park, located at 200 SE Depot Ave.
Gertner, a UF alumna, is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
“My goals for the class are to give you a kick-ass, total-body workout that engages you the entire time,” Gertner said.
The hourlong class costs $5 and is a total-body boot camp, she said. Participants will use body-strength exercises, kettle bells, jump ropes and agility ladders to build strength.
Her workout is different for a few reasons, she said. It is high-energy and fast-paced and changes every week.
Amanda Garcia, 21, said she is interested in trying the class.
“I think this class would be a good way for me to switch up my routine,” the UF health science junior said.
Gertner already leads a free boot camp class at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, called Gator Grind, every Monday at 6 p.m. for UF students.
Her goal for the Depot Park class is to get the community up and moving, she said. She thinks there is a huge need for health and fitness education — especially in Alachua County.
“I had the idea to spread the grind across Gainesville and I really appreciate how nice of a job the City of Gainesville did with building this park,” Gertner said.