Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson?s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.
Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010?2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.
Athletes of all backgrounds flock to SpeedWorks to boost their speed, strength, and stamina. Led by the award-winning Matt Merry, the facility arm trainees with universally applicable skills such as linear and multi-direction movement, injury prevention, and how to invent wacky plays that are just crazy enough to win the big game against the no-good meanies of East Side High.
SpeedWorks small group sessions, aimed at ages 7-18, focus on running, lifting, or a combination of the two, with exercises tailored based on the results of the participants’ initial athletic assessment. Alternatively, the center’s one- or two-day clinics cover topics that range from how to eat well to how to meet the speed requirements of a given sport. Similarly, the on-site adult fitness boot camp, aptly named Camp Gladiator, whips trainees into shape in a competitive yet camouflage-free environment.
After witnessing his father struggle with health problems, as well as fighting his own war with diabetes, trainer Jason Grantham has come to realize firsthand the importance of physical fitness. This understanding has blossomed into a full-time passion for helping others to train to their peak and achieve overall well-being. Grantham wields 12 years of personal-training experience and a motivating, failure-is-not-an-option attitude while leading intense 60-minute boot-camp sessions, which mix core-strengthening calisthenics with suspension-band workouts and other body-toning techniques.
When not bustling with the strength- and cardio-focused boot camps, Grantham's well-equipped facility houses Pilates and yoga classes as well as athletic training that equips athletes of all ages with game-enhancing conditioning.
The fun, active group classes at Drew LeBlanc's Elite Fitness boost health and vigor under the guidance of friendly, professional trainers. Cardio workouts, such as calorie-crushing dance-based Zumba, maximize heart and lung efficiency, while the brawn-boosting Bodypump class turns everyday muscles into washboards, six-packs, and other useful household items. Diligent exercisers can fight the battle of the bulge with a weight-loss boot camp or learn to protect their neighborhoods from gangs of delinquent punching bags with kickboxing lessons. The modern fitness center also houses private shower facilities for postworkout de-salting.
Clients working out with a personal trainer at Body By "O" receive custom cardio and diet plans that suit their lifestyles, fitness goals, and zodiac signs. Alternatively, boot-camp classes provide individuals with a supportive group environment as they tone and strengthen their bodies over a four-week period.
At the age of 34, Lynnette decided to overhaul her life. She changed her diet and started working out, yielding a loss of 84 pounds. Feeling both physically and emotionally lighter, the certified ISSA and IMPACT group trainer's new passion became helping others achieve their own fitness goals.