Great State | Fitness For Your Lifestyle

What we are doing in response to COVID-19

Now, more than ever, we take the health of our clients and employees seriously. In an effort to ensure the safety of everyone using the facilities, we are limiting open gym and group classes to 3 people per hour. Everyone must wear a mask while in the gym and must clean their equipment after each use. We deep clean the facility daily.

Ask us about reserving open gyms hours for your family. We can reserve the gym at a specific hour each day for your family.

At Great State, we don’t take shortcuts.

Start your journey to greatness at Great State. Whether your goals are weight loss, increasing strength, or just improving your overall health, we can help you achieve those and more. We offer programs and classes for every type of athlete, new or seasoned, young or mature – we have what you need to make this year your best yet.

Unparalleled workouts. Never compromised.

Great State began when Head Coach & Owner, Mike Burton, was working at several gyms in Southern California. An athlete since childhood, he wanted to bring his experience working with some of the best coaches in the nation to Madison, WI. Finally, after years of planning, Great State was born.

Great State’s philosophy is about more than just using strength and conditioning to improve your quality of life – nutrition and mobility are key factors to developing total wellness.

We provide new, clean equipment, an open floor plan, and an easy drive from anywhere in Dane County. We are right off the beltline and just down the street from the Alliant Energy Center and Downtown. We offer all our clients a Wodify account to sign up for clients and record their performance. Best of all, we are a gym that LISTENS to our athletes – its important to us that they are getting the services they want while getting the results they seek. Feedback is not only welcomed, but encouraged.

  • I've had the opportunity to drop-in a few different times when in town and always enjoy my experience. The coaching staff is top-notch, the space is clean and well laid out. I'd highly recommend Great State to anyone.

    Eric Nelson
  • Really great training, been a member for about 6 months, I'm a lot healthier overall since starting. Mike meets you where you're at and gets you on a great path to fitness.

    Chris Pruet
  • Mike Burton is one of the most comprehensive and knowledgeable trainers you could come by. His holistic approach to fitness and health sets him apart from any other gym or trainer you can find. I was brand new to cross training and certainly in poor shape since my last pregnancy left me quite deconditioned. Mike has been supportive in my journey to fitness and overall health every step of the way. I highly recommend this gym.

    Ann Hilmer
  • ...your coaching did the trick for my success at the Vermont 50k. I had very few long runs in my training lately but always felt strong. Thank you for your coaching!

    Vicki Gutierrez

Fitness. Friendships. All that and more at Great State.

Great State uses Wodify to track every athlete’s performance. Reserve your classes, check the day’s group workout and manage your profile all in one convenient app.