Mitch Gaylord

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  • Olympic Gold Medalist & US Olympics Hall of Famer
  • Motivational Speaker & Fitness Expert

Mitch Gaylord first thrilled the world in 1984 when he led the United States Olympic gymnastics team to its Gold Medal victory. 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.

Mitch has been motivating and inspiring audiences worldwide for over 26 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.

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  • Mitch Gaylord: Embrace Your Greatness

  • RAISING THE BAR - Bringing together insights from his entrepreneurial ventures with universal lessons from his Olympic journey, Mitch Gaylord inspires both individuals and corporations to raise the bar in their pursuit of excellence. Audiences will walk away invigorated with a focus on desire, determination, and dedication to their vision.
  • FOCUS: The Mindset of Excellence-Regardless of the economy or the economic climate of the day, companies that have the ability to focus with a mindset of excellence will always find their path to success. Mitch will share his unique perspective with audience on: Clarity of Purpose: Vision, Mission, and Result; Raising the Bar: Courage, Belief, and Strength of Character; Embracing Change: Innovation, Growth, and Taking Risks; Passing the Torch: Leadership, Team, and Accountability; Sticking the Landing: Peak Performance, Mental Toughness, and Mastery.
  • Embrace Your Greatness: How to Ignite the Fire Inside! - 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 YOU!, Harnessing the Power of the 3 C's: Commitment, Consistency, and Character
  • "Melt it Off" with Mitch- Olympic Gold Medalist Mitch Gaylord will take your group through this fun-filled introductory workout at your next event. Attendees will walk away feeling energized and ready to take on the day!
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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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