What is Camp Gladiator?

Camp Gladiator is a four-week outdoor group fitness program for all fitness levels. Every workout is different, incorporating full-body exercises led by Certified Personal Trainers. Our Campers get unlimited workouts at all of our 4,000+ locations nationwide to fit their lifestyle! Camp Gladiator is a life-changing fitness movement dedicated to transforming lives through dynamic, fun and challenging workouts led by amazing, independent Trainers who inspire you to discover your best self.

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Camp Gladiator – Northeast Raleigh

Meet Amy

I’ve been a certified personal trainer since 2006 with a degree in exercise physiology. My passion has always been helping people realize their worth! We are worthy of movement, feeling good, being strong, and pushing past their barriers! My approach to exercise is loving your body for what it CAN do, not by what it looks like. Being strong & healthy comes in all shapes & sizes! Amy Banfer - Camp Gladiator Northeast Raleigh - Raleigh, NC

I love being partnered with Camp Gladiator because I get to train all types of people in the community and truly see us become ‘Better Together!”

1.What inspired you start your business?

Camp Gladiator started because the fitness industry was missing something. Our founder, Ally Davidson, designed a fun and challenging workout community dedicated to changing lives! What began in a parking lot in Dallas, TX with 40 Campers has multiplied to over 3,500 locations across the nation. Camp Gladiator focus’ on group fitness because we believe we are all Better Together.

2. How did you come up with your business name?

Ally Davidson tried out for the show American Gladiators on her wedding day, four hours before the ceremony back in 2007.  Ally’s athleticism and spirit qualified her for the show and the producers liked her story so much that they decided to do a couple’s episode, inviting both Ally and her husband, Jeff, to compete. After returning from their honeymoon, the couple spent 4 weeks in LA on a “Gladiator honeymoon” competing on the show. Ally dominated the competition going on to win the Grand Championship, and they used the winnings to start Camp Gladiator.

3. What three words would you use to describe your business?

Challenging, Impactful, Community

4.What is your favorite part about working in the fitness industry?

The transformations I get to witness and be a part of – whether it be physical or mental – that positively impact a person.

5. What makes your business unique?

Unlimited access to over 4,000 workout locations nationwide by partnering with the community and being outdoors.
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6.Who is the team behind your business?

We have a team of 51 personal trainers in North Carolina that are energetic, motivating, and encouraging!

7.How would you describe your camp?

Our style is an outdoor fitness program that is full-body with a cardiovascular & muscular component in each 60-minute workout that is for all fitness levels!
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8. What is your favorite part of the wedding ceremony/reception?

The dancing!

9. What are three things in life you can’t live without?

 Athletic wear, water & resistance bands!

10. Shout out your social!

@campgladiator_northeastraleigh @campgladiator @campgladiatorraleigh @fitchickamy
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*Currently Camp Gladiator is offering FREE Virtual Group Training through Zoom & FaceBook LIVE! Fill out this link if you’d like to join us: bit.ly/TrainWithAmy   OR email Amy Banfer at AmyBanfer@campgladiator.com
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Check out our interview with Amy Banfer!