At Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense we offer Personal Training/Private class for children 3 years old to adults. We can create an individual road map for your health, fitness and self defense needs that deliver results and will help you reach your goals fast!

If you want to shred body fat and achieve a toned body, build muscle, to live fit and fearless, improve your health and feel great about your body then you’ve come to the right place. I don’t care how many times you’ve failed. Our programs are proven.

Changing Lives Since 1998

Since 1998, Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense has changed thousands of people life in South Florida (Miami, Doral, Hialeah and Sweetwater) by having them reach their fitness and martial arts goals. We are innovators and pioneers in South Florida fitness. We had the first fitness kickboxing, battling ropes, Indian club, Pilates and kettlebell classes in Doral and North Miami Dade County. The first kettlebell instructor certification and Piloxing classes in the state of Florida were at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.

Anta’s Book and Video

Those that don’t live in the area have benefit through owner and head instructor Julio Anta’s book “Anta’s Ageless Warrior Fitness” and his video “Anta’s Shaolin Physical Conditioning”.

Are You Ready To Become Your Own Fit & Fearless Success Story?

If you are truly serious about success, whether it’s fitness, self defense, martial arts or a combination of all I want to personally invite you to train privately with us. We have trained thousands of kids, men and women to walk in peace and fear no evil in reality based street defense.

What Should You Look for in a Trainer?

Julio Anta 2017 South Florida Bodybuilding Champion Over 60

You should make sure that the trainer is in a good shape. If they are able to achieve results in themselves, They will be very likely to achieve results on clients. Our instructor are fit and lead by example. Beware of trainers that are out of shape. Would you go to a dentist with bad teeth? Also make sure that the trainer has had great success with clients and students. We have photos and testimonials of real people with great changes. Check the trainers certification. Is he or she certified as a fitness instructor and with any other equipment or modality that they are training. If they are using kettlebells or Battling Ropes ask to see their certifications.

Training Celebrities and Athletes

Julio Anta and his team of trainers have trained numerous celebrities and athletes. A few have given us permission to use their name and photos. We respect the ones that prefer to keep it private. Anta has trained Spanish Telenovela star Gabriel Soto, International news anchor Edgardo Del Villar, and Manny Reyes Jr World Karate and World Kickboxing Champion, King of the Cage MMA Champion and Semi Pro Football Player.

Our Trainers

Our trainers have extensive experience as an athletes, competitors, martial arts instructors, fitness instructors and personal trainers. You can see their full biographies in the instructors page of this website.

Our trainers are fit, certified and lead by example. We treat each private client individually with custom workout and/or self defense programs and nutritional plans.

North American Bodybuilding Championships Over 60 Runner Up Light Weight 2019

Head instructor Julio Anta has over 40 years experience in Martial Arts, bodybuilding and fitness. Anta is an International bodybuilding competitor. He was the runner up in the North American Bodybuilding Championships Over 60 Light Weight 2019 and the runner up in the Florida State Bodybuilding championships 2019. Julio was the 2017 South Florida Bodybuilding Champion (Mr. South Florida) Over 60 Overall Winner and Light Weight Winner. He has won numerous karate and kung fu tournaments and has competed and medaled in 5K races and Dragon Boat Races. Anta is an honorably discharged United States Marine Corps Sergeant and a retired Corrections Officer. He holds numerous black belts, is a certified personal trainer and holds numerous fitness certifications. He has appeared on over 150 TV shows and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Go to the instructors page for more details.

Elena Anta is a certified Fitness Kickboxing, Pilates, Piloxing, Aerobics and Burn with Kearns MMA Fitness Trainer.

Choosing a Personal Training Program or Private Classes

Choose between Private Personal Training, Semi-Private Personal Training and Small Group Personal Training to perfectly match your goals, fitness level, and budget. We specialize in functional fitness training and martial arts. We can put a weight loss, muscle building, strength training, enhance your athletic abilities or martial arts program for kids and adults. We can also combine the martial arts, self defense or fitness training. We can train you in these martial arts: Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Jeet Kune Do. We can get you fit with Pilates, kettlebells, Indian clubs, kicking, battling ropes, calisthenics, air fit and many other modalities.

For more information call 305 599-3649 or e-mail us at

Training Telenovela Star Gabriel Soto
Training International News Anchorman Edgardo Del Villar
Training retired singer and actor from Spain Juan Pedro Samosa
Training World Karate, World Kickboxing and King of the Cage Champion Manny Reyes Jr.