Welcome to the ranks of Gladiator Fitness!

Depending upon a personal trainer’s experience and certification level, an average one- hour session with a trainer can cost anywhere between $60.00 – $100.00 per hour.  At my Gladiator Boot Camp, I provide you with TWENTY, yes that is 20 dynamic fat-burning and muscle building workouts per month, at a cost of less than 2 sessions with a personal trainer! Now how is that for VALUE?!

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The MOST EFFECTIVE Workouts for burning FAT and building Muscle

As a Master Fitness Trainer, Sports Nutritionist, Martial Artist, and former Marine, I bring to you over 25 years of experience, knowledge, leadership, and unleashed motivation to each and every workout!  Read More

Nutritional planning and meal preparation guidance

When you join the ranks of my legion, you will not only perform the most effective fat burning workouts ever created, you will also receive my Gladiator “Get Cut” Nutrition Plan. Read More

Together we WILL do, what you will NOT do on your own!

Coming up with the initial motivation “to get in shape” is easy, but sustaining that motivation is the TUFF part!  This explains why the parking lots of so many gyms are nearly full on January 2nd, but half-empty again on March 2nd. Read More

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Alexandria Virginia Boot Camp

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Peter shreds 30 lbs of FAT

Peter approached me this morning before the workout and let me know he has now shredded 30 POUNDS, YES,  MAKE THAT 30 POUNDS OF FAT SINCE JOINING OUR RANKS!  IS THAT ABSOLUTELY AWESOME OR WHAT?!! Read The Full Story

Pat lost 50 pounds and 9% body fat

Just over a year ago I committed to a resolution of fitness and nutrition.  I really took to heart that your body is 80% about nutrition and 20% about fitness.  Here are the results. Read The Full Story

Jerrod completes a 12 week transformation contest

I’ve been working out in a structured fashion for over 20 years.  During that time I’ve tried many different styles of exercises, nutritional plans, supplements, etc.  I’ve basically done and tried it all.  As time passes and my experience continues to increase I’ve come to an awareness of what works and what doesn’t, for me. Read The Full Story

Mike lost 17 pounds and reduced his body fat by 4%

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Gladiator Fitness is once again the official boot camp of the 2013 Super Spartan Race.

Spartan Race™, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. If you have tried trail races, mud runs, tough mudder runs, or a warrior dash, it’s time to step up to a brutal Spartan Race obstacle course. You can tackle a Spartan Sprint, a Super Spartan, maybe even attempt a brutal Spartan Beast, but only a few of you will have the heart to graduate up to our Death Race; the world championship of obstacle racing, and an endurance race like NO other. Are you unbreakable?

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Motivators, just one of the reasons why I get so pumped each morning training with ALL of you is that you are all REAL people who get REAL RESULTS! You are Moms and Dad’s with REAL jobs, careers, families, and expert multi-taskers, who still make time to train hard and eat right CONSISTENTLY! Now that is MOTIVATING!

One of our many shining examples is Michele ‘Scrapicus’ MacPherson of the Haymarket Ludus, pictured here knocking out some superband curls! In addition to all the above, Michele was also going to school last year! Oh, and she’s also a black belt and TUFF as nails!


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Gunny’s 10 Commandments of Fat Loss

By Gunny Barker
For The Haymarket Lifestyle

As spring is heating up and the days are getting longer, I’m beginning to see more and more people coming out to our boot camps in search of the best way to lose body fat. Not surprisingly, many of these folks are really confused about the proper way to get rid of body fat. I attribute much of this confusion to the overwhelming number of fat loss advertisements and infomercials we’re bombarded with on a daily basis claiming they’ve uncovered the latest fat loss “secrets!” Well, as I mentioned in my last article, when it comes to fat loss, there are no secrets, and the magic pill does not exist, however, I will tell you that losing body fat is really not that much of a science at all. In fact, losing body fat basically comes down to repeating a handful of fundamentals over and over again. I outline these basic fundamentals below in my “Ten Commandments of Fat Loss.”

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Resolution Check
Are Your Fitness Goals Holding Up?

By Gunny Barker
For The Haymarket Lifestyle

Let’s face it, we all have great intentions, but when it comes to sticking to our New Year’s resolutions, our health and fitness goals are usually the first to be abandoned. As a Master Fitness Trainer, creator and lead instructor of Gladiator Fitness Boot Camp, I’d like to provide you with a few insights on why I think this happens to so many every year, and more importantly, provide you with a few tips and suggestions on how you can stay on track this spring with your 2012 fitness goals.

One of the most important tips I can pass on is that you must not sabotage yourself by setting goals that are not realistic. Year after year, I witness this same mistake being made by overly ambitious clients. Let’s take Jane for example. On January 1st, Jane is all fired up and rearing to go with great intentions and lots of enthusiasm.

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This trainer is gunning to get locals fit

He’s known as “Gunny,” and Rob Barker of Haymarket has his sights set on helping area residents who want to get in shape. The retired U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant has lived in the Piedmont neighborhood since 2002. “I’ve always been a fitness fanatic,” said the Rhode Island native who grew up playing hockey and baseball but felt he “wasn’t big enough, strong enough or fast enough in order to compete with the elite.” Barker said that was his incentive to start weight training, and once he started, he “was hooked.”

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