COACHES

Coach Chad Marr

NSCA-CPT, Owner ICON Gym
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I’ve been actively involved in the fitness industry for over 30 years and have developed relationships with some of the industries most respected leaders and educators.

My experience ranges from Personal Trainer and Fitness Director to General Club Manager.  As Personal Trainer and Fitness Director, I have trained and managed successful teams of trainers at high end fitness clubs in the Dallas area while collaborating with educators in the industry to promote and host continuing education programs.

My unique training experience and background has afforded me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people over the years including professionals in the arena of Body Building, Football, Basketball & Baseball in addition to amateurs in lacrosse, swimming, cheerleading and volleyball.

I have designed training methods that have proven successful in developing athletes and my clients while overcoming weaknesses and asymmetries that are inherent in sports as well as day to day living.

I have adapted this training technique to be used in small group settings to allow more people the opportunity to train and experience its benefits.
Anyone can make you sweat, we will make you better.

If you have the desire to be your best and are willing to do the work it’s time to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

Mason Thompson

Director of Education

Mason Thompson’s experience began during his 12 years of service in the US Marine Corps. During this time, he gained valuable experience training others to meet their physical needs as he was often tasked with [successfully] conditioning young adults to become physically prepared for the fire service, military service, and personal fitness needs. During his service he also received an education degree and taught for more than 3 years at the Defense Department’s fire academy. During his education studies he attended 2 curriculum development schools and helped develop one of the Defense Department’s curriculums that is still used today.

Since, he has become certified as a personal trainer (CPT) by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Personal Training Institute, and another European CPT program. He is also certified as a Weight Loss Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Corrective Exercise specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and a Precision Nutrition certified ProCoach as well as many more disciplines and experiences. His portfolio of clients includes personally training various types of athletes, well known celebrities, a royal family, and countless others. He has also been the chief instructor for the National Personal Training Institute—Dallas, Tx.

Mason Thompson is [now] the founder of NictionNutrition.com—a company aimed at delivering a medical and scientific based approach to fitness and nutrition, and founder of Niction Nutrition Fitness Academy (NNFA)—a school that delivers the most comprehensive personal training and strength and conditioning internship program in the world. NNFA is located in ICON Gym—Frisco, Tx where Mason is also the Director of Education.

Dezmond Wortham

A Frisco native as a Freshmen at Hebron High School, he was a three-sport varsity letterman (Football, Basketball, Track & Field). He went on to be a four-year starter and two-year captain of the football team. With having a great High School career he was blessed to have received eleven Division one offers before tearing his ACL his senior season. He was still able to continue his college career with accepting a scholarship to play at Wake Forest University. At Wake Forest, after getting over a series of injuries Dez led the team in rushing his redshirt sophomore year in 2014. In 2015 he was an Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award nominee. After finishing studies at Wake Forest University studying Kinesiology and Communications in 2017. With a year of eligibility left, he went to finish his college career at Howard University. At Howard University he was voted a team captain and helped lead a team of underdogs in a historic victory over the UNLV Running Rebels. After training for the NFL/CFL Dez moved back to Frisco, where he resides and continues to train.

Griffin Bailey

Griffin Bailey, originally from Lexington, KY pitched at the University of Louisville (2003-2006) graduating with a degree in Sports Administration. After college he played minor league baseball for the Houston Astros and New York Yankees organizations, as well as several independent teams before retiring in 2012. Griffin was known for his hard fastball clocking in the mid-90’s during the later part of his career. Coming out of college his fastball was 88-91mph, within a few years he was throwing 94-96 mph and he credits his work with weighted balls and arm care for his gains in velocity. Since retiring, he began coaching youth baseball and is a pitching/hitting instructor at D-BAT Frisco. In 2015, Griffin was recognized as the National Instructor of the Year for D-BAT Academies. He will continue to coach at D-BAT Frisco but joined the Icon Gym staff in March of 2018 to focus more on the physical development and training of young athletes, because as he says it “a great skillset will always be limited without strength and speed.”

“The number 1 rule.”