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Keynote Speakers

Amy Pylant

Dallas Director & Trainer

Amy PylantAmy Pylant grew up on a ranch in small-town Texas. Amy played just about every sport offered, but excelled at track and field and soccer. Offered a track scholarship to Baylor University in 1999, Amy turned down the offer to accept a full academic scholarship to UT Austin. Amy double majored in Spanish Linguistics and World Religion and followed up with a Master’s Degree in Spanish Linguistics at University of North Texas. During this time, Amy coached track and field, volleyball and cross country at the varsity level and took over 20 elite athletes to the state level with 2 volleyball state championships, 2 cross-country state championships as well as 17 athletes to the Texas Relays, Nike Cross Country 5K and the Texas State Track meet.
For the past 10 years, Amy has been coaching athletes of all ages the art of running, speed, and agility. As a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine she has a passion for working with all fitness levels and specializes in weight loss and running programming. As one of the original team members of Camp Gladiator, Amy has helped over 1000 people with their fitness, weight loss and adventure goals. Known to some as the “bulldog” at camp for pushing people to their optimum performance, Amy always has an open heart and an open mind to help everyone become a Gladiator.

Sports Background & Certifications
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Performance Exercise Specialist
SCW - Outdoor/Indoor Boot Camp certified
3 Time State Qualifier Highschool Track & Field

Mason Murphy

Dallas Director & Trainer

Mason MurphyMason was born in Irving and graduated from UTA with a BS in Kinesiology. Mason served for four years in the Marine Corps reaching the rank of Sergeant. After his time in the service he became a personal trainer with the Premier Club in Dallas. For several years he was one of their top ranking trainers. Mason has been featured on Channel 8 multiple times as a fitness expert. Mason resides in Dallas with his wife Crystal and three children Belle, Collin and Olivia.

Certifications
ACSM Health Fitness Instructor ACE Certified Personal Trainer Cooper Institute Biomechanics Certification Marine Corps Boot Camp Mountaneer (10 Colorado 14'ers)