Camp Gladiator is an outdoor group fitness program that offers four week training camp style workouts. The company is based in Austin, Texas, with additional locations in Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Louisiana and Florida.
Camp Gladiator was founded by co-CEOs Ally and Jeff Davidson in 2008 in Dallas, Texas. That year, the morning of their wedding, Ally auditioned for the NBC reality show, American Gladiators. She was one of 40 selected and became the Women’s Champion of Season 2. With $ 100,000 in prizes, they launched Camp Gladiator. In 2009, they moved the headquarters to Austin, Texas.
The program is designed for participants of all fitness levels, following a four-week program, including a week of endurance, followed by a week of strength and agility, interval and training. point. Each workout incorporates cardio and weight training. They offer one-hour whole-body workouts led by a personal trainer in a group setting. Workouts are held outdoors and are moved indoors only in bad weather. Since 2012, they have also organized the Camp Gladiator Games, a fitness competition where athletes compete for the title of CG Games Champion. Starting in 2017, Camp Gladiator is available in approximately 2,700 locations in the United States, including Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Central Texas, Denver, Charlotte, Raleigh, Shreveport, Tampa and Orlando. Its largest market is Dallas-Fort Worth, with about 20,000 participants in the area.
The company employs 68 full-time workers, as well as hundreds of independent trainers. It works as a partnership, where trainers manage their locations, choose their training plans and train several people in a group environment. The company focuses on moving exercises out of gyms and into public spaces, such as parks, church car parks and school stadiums.
Camp Gladiator is one of the five fastest growing companies in the United States, from 2013 to 2017, with a record high of 234 in 2013. It is also on the Austin Business Journal Fast 50 List of Austin-based Companies by revenue growth in 2015, and was named Best Boot Camp by the Dallas Observer in 2014.