The Institute

of Human Performance

The Mecca of Functional Training. Home to people of all ages and ability levels, including top athletes from around the world. Come visit our gym and find out why we've been voted one of the Top 10 Gyms in the Nation for the past 11 years.

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Founded in 2001, IHP has become the world’s premier functional training facility. Fitness professionals from all over the world come to IHP to learn the latest training methods from Juan Carlos “JC” Santana and the IHP Master Trainers. The IHP staff is one of the country’s most qualified teams of fitness professionals. IHP has been voted the "Best Core Gym in the country", and TOP TEN facilities by Men's Health, Men's Fitness, and Men's Journal. Glamour, SELF, and Women's Fitness have also named IHP as one of the top gyms in the country. Due to this concentrated area of expertise, IHP is now the headquarters for 5 personal trainer certifications, and international internship program for graduation exercise science students, and the educational hub for personal trainers and coaches worldwide.



IHP is focused on what matters, Your health. Reaching your own personal fitness level should revolve around only one factor, YOU. In addition to having a variety of equipment available, our encouraging and certified staff will be there to help make getting in shape as easy as possible and motivate you along the way. 

Our one-on-one performance training programs provide the ultimate in specialization, whether you are rehabilitating a delicate back, recovering from surgery, or getting ready for Olympic competition. An IHP performance coach has a college education with multiple nationally accredited certifications and extended certifications within their specialty. They also have the ability to continually assess a client’s optimal performance level and design a plan accordingly. Our performance coaches are ALWAYS SUPPORTING you with nutritional and travel fitness programs to expedite your true greatness. 



Native to Boca Raton for the past 20 years, the Institute of Human Performance is home to members of all ages and abilities, including elite athletes. With equipment you won't find at any other gym and access to world-renowned trainers, IHP's fitness center membership is the most cost-effective gym membership in Boca Raton.

The Institute of Human Performance provides daily, weekly, monthly and yearly memberships at reasonable prices, with options for personal training sessions as well. Full access to advanced equipment that you won't find anywhere else.

Our staff is friendly and recognized around the world for their knowledge in training. We pride ourselves on an open, welcoming atmosphere that differentiates us from other gyms and fitness centers.



Here at IHP you can train like an UFC fighter or Professional Boxer without taking punishment like one. Our highly-trained Performance Coaches are very experienced and have the knowledge and skills to provide you with an excellent outcome. Get a great workout in and develop top notch striking skills as well. 

One of the modes of training that has always been at the heart of the IHP training methodology has been “hitting the mitts” (i.e. punching and kicking). The development of footwork, cardio, movement skill, and self confidence that comes from learning to hit the mitts is unparalleled. 

This is why it’s such a hit at IHP and nationwide. 


Online Personal Trainer

IHP Online personal training is a virtual session with you and your IHP personal trainer. Delivered to you at home (or anywhere) over the internet, using video conferencing tools like Zoom™, Facetime ™, Whatsapp™ or Skype™.

Your online personal trainer will demonstrate, motivate and coach you through your workout, as they would in person –In each virtual PT session your online trainer will ensure you get a great workout focusing on the 4 pillars of fitness.


I'm a professional Muay Thai/MMA fighter and when I'm in Florida I always do my training at IHP . I can feel the difference, power, speed ... 
Rio and Santana, thank you very much ! I know you guys are always there to help me anytime!

Michele Toomey

IHP is the Mecca of GYMS- don’t waste your time anywhere else - they are the real deal. IHP has intense group fitness classes that are super cool  and a weight room you won’t see elsewhere . Get in here!

Ankit Jain

Absolutely love this place! All the trainers  are amazing! I Have done personal training and group classes. Dropped over 10% body fat! All with the amazing positive energy and support of IHP!

Danielle Mannarino

My daughter Mackenzie has been training with IHP for the past few months, working on her speed.
In the short time she's been training with him, she has advanced noticeably!! We Love the friendly family feel you get when you walk into the gym.

We Love IHP!

Cosmo Alexander

This is the best gym that I've belonged to. The trainers are so knowledgeable, helpful, encouraging, energetic, and enjoyable. They are people that you want to be friends with after they're done kicking your butt for the day. 

Lorena Campbell 

It’s one of the top 10 gyms in the United States and they get you RIGHT ... What’s not to like or love about it. IHP is an one of a kind place.

Charmaine Ash

I am an online trainee that works out with Katie! She is the best! For years after playing three sports a year, I was unable to get back into the flow, but I've been working with Katie who instills excellence into everything she does! 

Mauren Pardo

Great Energy, Amazing Trainers. Always clean and a lot of fun! I recommend  for all of my Florida peeps

Karla Marie