Another Triumph For Colosseum Bodybuilding by David Johnston

  Saturday, August 25th marked the day of the first NPC Jay Cutler Classic bodybuilding and physique competition, held in Rockville, MD, and the Colosseum Gym had a strong showing. Personal Trainer David Johnston helped train and prep four athletes for the August show.  All four placed within the top five of their class, a terrific achievement given that three were first-time competitors. Jim Driskell, ripped to the bone, took 3rd in the Men’s Open Lightweight division.  PK, another first-time competitor, took 5th out of 20 in the Men’s Physique Class A division.  Hannah Kim, also hitting the stage for the first time, placed 4th out of 20 in the Bikini Class A division.  Last but not least, Tracy Nash won the Women’s Open Bodybuilding Lightweight division, and then went on to win the Women’s Bodybuilding Overall title.  Congratulations to all four of you, and to David Johnston with more wins on the wall!  Colosseum Gym is rapidly proving to be a serious training ground for those interested in physique competition. To that end, Colosseum Gym will be sponsoring a booth at the 3rd and final Maryland NPC show of the year, the Shawn Ray Classic, held on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 in Towson, MD.  Colosseum will soon be featuring two new trainers that both compete and help to prepare other competitors, Stacy Wig and Dave Shutler.  Stacy Wig is an IFBB Pro Fitness competitor, an active NPC judge, and has helped to prep dozens of men and women and get them into the best shape of their lives.  Dave Shutler competes in both Men’s Physique and Bodybuilding, as...

Colosseum Trainers Earn Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certification

Congratulations to trainers Tim Gallagher, Marc Salerno, Jim Sansbury, Josh Nachman, Sue Rexford, and Juan Ponte for successfully completing the Functional Movement Screen Certification!  They now join the ranks with our trainers Vic Selvaggi, Todd Hitchcock, Robin Arnone, and Allan Stephenson who previously earned their FMS cert. The Functional Movement  Screen allows trainers to identify and quantify movement compensations and muscle imbalances.  Once identified, trainers can design an exercise program to correct imbalances, improve overall movement, and prevent injuries. Email us at info@colosseumgym.com if you are interested in meeting with an FMS certified trainer....

New Arena Coming Soon!!!

The Arena is freshly painted and new lights installed!  We are just waiting for the rubber flooring to be put down before we move in the equipment.  This new room will add at least 500 extra sq ft to the arena and will provide a safer, more efficient space for powerlifting, olympic lifting, and crossfit training. Our plan is to wait until the room is finished and weights moved in before we install mirrors or purchase any new equipment.  We want to see how the room is used and get feedback from you all.  Email any questions or comments to us at info@colosseumgym.com. We’ll keep you posted on any updates and announce the official opening day once the Arena is complete!...

Four Colosseum Clients Compete in Bodybuilding Championship by David Johnston

On Saturday, April 14th, 2012, four first-time competitors took to the stage at the 2012 OCB Eastern Regional’s Bodybuilding Championships in Baltimore, MD.  Each brought a level of symmetry, poise, and beauty to the stage they had never before achieved, and each walked away victorious, placing within the top 5 of all categories entered.  The reward: a boatload of trophies and medals; but more importantly, a newfound sense of discipline, pride, and personal accomplishment, each knowing they had brought their own personal best to the table. First off was Sandy Aja.  Sandy began her journey with David Johnston Training in October of 2011.  She already worked out regularly, and wanted to do “something more” with her fitness.  She decided she wanted to compete in her first physique competition, potentially taking part in the Figure Division.  After meeting, we agreed she would be best suited now for the Bikini Division, and immediately put her on an aggressive training and nutrition regimen.  Starting at 5’4” and 130lbs, Sandy had the stated goal of adding muscle mass and stripping fat, hoping to get down to 115lbs.  At the show, Sandy took to the stage at a ripped and muscular 110lbs, surpassing even her own expectations.  She ended up taking 5th  out of 12 in the Bikini Division, taking home a hefty trophy.  More importantly, Sandy proved she had the work ethic and drive to train like a beast and let nothing stop her.  David and Nikki Johnston now have no doubt that with another year of dedicated training, Sandy will be able to completely transform her physique and be competitive in any...

The Arena Expands!

  The Arena is freshly painted and new lights installed!  We are just waiting for the rubber flooring to be put down before we move in the equipment.  This new room adds an extra 800 sq ft and will provide a safer, more efficient space for powerlifting, olympic lifting, and crossfit training. Our plan is to wait until the room is finished and weights moved in before we install mirrors or purchase any new equipment.  We want to see how the room is used and get feedback from you all.  Email any questions or comments to us at info@colosseumgym.com. We’ll keep you posted on any updates and announce the official opening day once the Arena is...