Mitch Gaylord

Mitch Gaylord

Olympic Gold Medalist & Fitness Expert
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Raising The Bar with Mitch Gaylord
Bringing together leadership insights from his entrepreneurial ad ventures with universal lessons from his Olympic journey, Mitch Gaylord inspires both individuals and corporations to raise the bar in their pursuit of excellence.

Embrace Your Greatness
In this powerful presentation, Mitch Gaylord shares with audiences inspiring insights regarding overcoming limiting beliefs preventing you from achieving your dreams , Breaking through your Fears, once and for all, to ignite the Fire Inside, Creating an Unstoppable Drive toward Success, Applying the “Gold Medal Mindset” to your Goals, Finding what’s worth Fighting For – For YOU!, and Harnessing the Power of the 3 C’s: Commitment, Consistency, and Character.

Melt it OFF with Mitch
Want something completely unique at your next meeting? Well now you can have it! Olympic Gold Medalist Mitch Gaylord will take your group through this fun-filled introductory workout at your next event. Perfect for all fitness levels, this unique workout only requires 30-45 minutes of your time, a 2-pound Medicine Ball (provided), and a willingness to have a good time. Attendees will walk away feeling energized and ready to take on the day! Not to mention, they’ll get to tell all their friends that they worked out with an Olympian!


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Mitch Gaylord first thrilled the world in 1984 when he led the United States Olympic gymnastics team to its Gold Medal victory. In addition to being the first American Gymnast in history to score a Perfect "10", Mitch went on to capture a Silver medal for Vaulting and two Bronze medals for Rings and Parallel Bars. As the number one ranked gymnast in 1983 and 1984, Mitch invented two skills now named internationally after him. To this day, the Gaylord Flip and the Gaylord Two are considered among the most difficult and spectacular feats in gymnastics.

After the Olympics, Mitch was appointed to the President’s Council for Physical Fitness by President Reagan and was asked to return for a second term under President George Bush, Senior. During this time, he fulfilled numerous speaking engagements, endorsements and appearances across the country. In 1986, Mitch made his acting debut in Columbia Pictures’ “American Anthem” and went on to appear in several commercial advertisements including Diet Coke, Nike, Vidal Sassoon, Soloflex, Levi’s, and Texaco to name a few.

Mitch Gaylord has been motivating and inspiring audiences worldwide for over 30 years, speaking to Fortune 500 Companies, Associations, and Students across the country. His personal mission is to inspire others to greatness through his presentations and products.

In 1995, he was inducted into UCLA's Hall of Fame, and in 2006, he was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame. Mitch has served as a journalist/broadcaster for FOX Sports during the Atlanta Olympics and anchored the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel with JLTV. He has also served as a Celebrity Judge on NBC’s “Celebrity Circus”.

As a motivational speaker and fitness expert, Mitch was asked to endorse several fitness products for the DRTV market including Suzanne Somers' "Torso Track" and "Body Row", as well as, "OrbiTrek Platinum" for Thane International.

Mitch resides in Fort Worth, Texas with his beautiful wife, Valentina and is a dedicated Husband and Father to their children.

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"Mitch Gaylord is not only inspiring, but personable and charming. His warm and friendly persona makes any crowd feel at ease with the message he has to deliver, which he does in both a powerful and humorous manner. You don't have to be an athlete to appreciate the lessons on achieving greatness and pushing yourself beyond your limits."
--Bobit Business Media/Government Fleet Expo