3377 South County Tr, East

Greenwich RI, 02818 + 446

Main St Wakefield RI, 02879

3377 South County Tr, East Greenwich RI,

02818 + 446 Main St Wakefield RI, 02879

High Intensity Interval Training that

keeps you


Fitness isn't just about looking good; it's about being ready for whatever life throws your way. Our workouts prepare both body and mind, equipping you with the strength and resilience needed to conquer life's challenges with confidence.

Why Manic?

Ready For Life

Manic Training workouts do more than just get you looking great and feeling your best. We train functionally, with real moves for real life because we know what happens in the gym is only as important as what it helps you do

outside of it. We want to help you ELEVATE YOUR EVERY DAY. From competing in triathlons, to playing golf, mountain biking, pickleball or chasing around your grandkids in the backyard, we'll help you get there.


Every Manic workout focuses on the key components of fitness – strength, endurance, mobility and balance. Manic workouts incorporate functional movements across all planes of motion with weights and exercises appropriate to your individual ability. Pairing weightlifting, bodyweight exercises and cardio together in high intensity intervals, your heart rate is quickly accelerated and calories are burned fast.  


Life is all about balance.  Let us help you find that balance by offering you three hours a week just for YOU. Dedicating just 3 hours/week to training at Manic, you'll get results that will dramatically improve the quality of the other 165.


At Manic, you'll find a supportive community of individuals who inspire and motivate one another to achieve their fitness and life goals. Working out in a group setting has been shown to be three times more effective than exercising alone. By joining our classes, you not only benefit from this group dynamic but also gain valuable accountability, ensuring you stay on track and achieve the results you deserve.

About Manic Training

Manic Training - a Fitness community

for everyone

We pride ourselves on having people of all ages and walks of life working out side by side at Manic. Our workouts are specifically designed so they can be adapted to just about every fitness level.  Our experienced and knowledgeable trainers will work with you to make sure you get just the right workout for YOU -

one that pushes you to your individual and personal edge.

With a strong focus on form, safety and sustainability, our workouts are designed to help people stay FIT FOR LIFE!

Our workouts can be scaled by adding or decreasing reps or weight, and we offer modifications to make things easier or more advanced and challenging, depending on where you are in your fitness journey and what your goals are.  We also offer nutrition support, recovery guidance and other healthy lifestyle advice and recommendations.

All ages, fitness levels and experience are welcome!

Personal Training

Located at our EG facility, we provide personalized individual and small group training tailored to address your unique requirements and aspirations. This option is particularly beneficial for newcomers to exercise, individuals recuperating from injuries, or those preparing for specific goals or events. Collaborate with our experienced trainers to establish a customized plan that aligns with your objectives, ensuring you're on the optimal path towards achieving your goals.

Group Training

Our group HIIT classes are the heart of Manic Training and are offered throughout the day in Wakefield and East Greenwich.  We think of them as "personal training in a group setting" since they can be modified and adapted for anyone. Workouts are carefully crafted to target strength, cardio, endurance and mobility with an emphasis on core strenth, and they are always evolving, so boredom is never an issue, and an hour goes by in a flash.  “Lite” classes run 45 minutes for those looking for a shorter but incredibly effective workout.

Infrared Sauna

Relax and unwind in our Wakefield location while treating your body in our infrared sauna, scientifically proven to be beneficial to help muscles recover from exercise and stress.

Golf Simulator

Improve your swing, play a wide selection of courses or just have fun on the range at our newly available golf simulators in East Greenwich. 

What Our Clients Say:

"Can’t say enough great things about John and the team at Manic Training. Great workouts with lots of available class times. Ability to push yourself or modify as needed. Instructors are excellent, classes are always different which keeps things interesting. Feeling the strongest and most well balanced I have in years."

- Johnny.

"I have lived in many places and this is hands down the best workout and class I have been to. Great for both cardio and strength. The instruction is very hands on but at the same time you can go at your own pace. Highly recommend"

- Lisa.

"I’ve been going to manic since 2019 and I don’t plan on ever stopping. It’s truly the only place I’ve worked out and had results. Rob is so motivating and the community/camaraderie I get from the fellow gym-goers is unmatched! If you want to feel proud of yourself and be held accountable on your progress—Manic is the place for it!"

- Elizabeth Connell.

We let our workouts speak for themselves by offering a FREE WEEK so you can see what we're all about.

Most people know after the first class if they'll ever come back, so there's nothing to loose, come check us out! Of course if you have any questions before you come in, we are always happy to answer them by phone or you can schedule an appointment to meet with us before taking a class.

Talk to us! We will work with you to meet your health and fitness goals. We help people loose weight, gain muscle, train and cross train for competitions and sports, improve medical outcomes, break through plateaus, bring variety and enjoyment to exercise and meet like-minded people... you bring the goals and we'll help you meet them!

Getting started is the hardest part.. now the fun begins! Remember, Manic is a no mirrors, no judgement zone so go at your own pace- we're all here to stay fit so we can enjoy life! Our trainers and amazing community of members will be cheering you on!

Client experience:

“I joined Manic when I saw the ad for a 21-day challenge on FB and decided to join despite feeling very nervous about my ability to participate in this level of exercise. While I did not consider myself to be overweight, I was hoping to shed about 10 pounds and, more importantly, to gain strength, especially in my core. I am a 44 year old mother of three teenage daughters and I had been struggling with lower back issues for several years. At the very beginning of the challenge, I will admit that I was quite sore, and that I had a little mental countdown going for how many more classes I would need to attend before the challenge was over. However, by the end of the second week, I was hooked. Not only did John and the other trainers offer me constant assistance and guidance in learning how to properly execute the exercises, but the entire community at Manic was so friendly, supportive, and encouraging that I immediately felt at home. I am thrilled to say that I am nearing my one year anniversary at Manic, and I am just a bit shy of my goal weight. More importantly, though, I am so much stronger. My body is toned and defined in places where I didn’t even know this was possible! I have not had a twinge of back pain in over a year, and I have met so many amazing people. In addition, my 19 year old daughter has joined Manic as well and I love the time that I get to spend with her when we work out together. My experience at Manic has been truly life changing!” - Kim P.

Kim P.

I have been doing Manic Training since the day it opened in 2012. It has become part of the fabric of my life. I religiously attend the 6am class M,W, F and it is the best part of my day. The workouts are as challenging as you want them to be which allows people at all levels and abilities to workout at the same time. The programming is tremendous and you don't know what the workout is until you arrive at class which adds to the excitement. The best part of Manic Training is the community of like minded people sharing a common goal and having fun while getting the best workout of your life!

Liz S

I cant speak highly enough about Manic. I am not a "gym" person and tried other things that focuses too much on picking up excessivley heavy things. Manic weaves in all sorts of workouts and tranings in a way that beginners and people who have done it for years can seamlessly workout together. The instructor's are knowledgable and patient. Personally I have seen an astonishing transformation in my body and energy going 3 to 4 x per week. John, the owner, is there often leading the classes. Great guy!

Steve P

Eli Ford, Lead Trainer, Wakefield

Growing up playing a variety of sports, Eli has been working out at Manic since he was a kid, and has always known he wanted to join the family business. He created and ran a Manic TEEN program when he was 17, and now teaches classes full time. Eli is known for his friendly, supportive approach and is sure to make you feel welcome. Eli is also an assistant coach for the SKHS mens soccer team, and still loves playing sports!

John Ford, Owner

John has had a passion for fitness since his years at URI as a track athlete. He has a degree in Physical Health and Wellness and is deeply committed to helping people live their healthiest lives. John loves snowboarding, golf, frisbee golf and mountain biking, and understands how important exercise is in helping us stay active at all ages.

Robert Foster,

Manager and Trainer, EG

Rob brings a ton of energy and experience to our East Greenwich location. Host of the Podcast Shut Up and Grind, Rob is an avid obsticle race cmpetetor and is known for his fun and enthusiastic coaching style. He embodies his motto "No excuses, just results." Rob is also the track coach for Narragansett High School.

a family-owned gym

Manic Training has been at the heart of the Ford family since it opened in 2011. Knowing that he had found his passion and purpose life, John bought it in 2012 and grew it into the thriving community that it is today.

John comes from a family of athletes and a lifelong passion for health and wellness. He loves to not only offer exceptional workouts but other health, lifestyle and nutrition guidance that he uses to help himself.

His wife Nicole helps behind the scene at Manic, and is a therapist, yoga teacher and workout enthusiast; she also has nutrition certifications and leads detox programs for Manic members.

After working out at Manic for almost 10 years, their son Eli came on board full time in 2024, and he brings fresh perspective and vision to Manic. Their daughter Arden is also a fitness enthusist and supports Manic's social media presence.

The Ford family loves to play and adventure, and they know how important fitness is to living a full life. It's why they embrace the motto "Train In, Adventure Out."

The Fords feel honored to help other people live their best lives.

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How Much Are The Memberships?

 Memberships at Manic Training vary in price depending on the plan you choose, with options from a yearly membership to a simple punch card. No matter your schedule or fitness goals, there is a membership for you at Manic Training. 

Do I Have To Have Experience To Workout At Manic?

 Not at all. Our classes work for people with all different levels of experience, and every workout is adjustable to your unique fitness level and skill set.

Do I Have To Commit To A Long-Term Membership?

Absolutely not! There are many long-term options as well as monthly and even weekly memberships. 

I Want To Get Into Amazing Shape, But I’m Scared To Get Started.  Help!

We got you. We understand getting started is the hardest part. We’ll take it one step at a time. First step is coming in for your first class, where you'll get to know the trainer and get a feel for the environment. We're a no mirrors, no judgement zone and despite the name (we hear it can sound intimidating), we don't do the drill sergeant approach - our trainers and members are kind, friendly, encouraging and accepting. When you're at Manic you aren't comparing yourself to anyone else - You don’t need to match the strength of the person next to you; our aim is for you to attain the level of fitness, strength, and health that aligns with YOUR goals, enabling you to do the things YOU want to do. Our mission is to prepare individuals for LIFE—YOUR life, not anyone else's. So take the first step and come on in... we'll help you from there.

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Discover How You Can Transform Your Body And Life with Manic.

We KNOW You Have It In You! Will You Be Our Next Success Story?

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21975 Doral Road

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working hours

Monday — Friday:

07:00 - 21:00


07:00 -10:00

Sunday Closed

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3377 South County Tr, East Greenwich RI, 02818 + 446 Main St Wakefield RI, 02879

(401) 388-3230


working hours

Mon, Wed & Thu

5:30 AM to 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM to 7 PM

Tues & Fri

5:30 AM to 11:30 AM - 430 pm to 5:30 pm

Sat & Sun

8 am - 9 am

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