Basic Olympic Weightlifting Clinic

Learn the Olympic lifts from a USAW expert in an easy-to learn, step-by-step progression! You’ll learn key elements to successful lifts including proper body positioning at varioius stages of the lifts for maximum lifting strength and efficiency. You’ll learn not only how to perform the lifts correctly but also a basic knowledge of theories behind successful lifting! You’ll get: • Eight hours of instruction and practical exercises for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk • Pre-course reference materials • Video analysis of your lifts. Where: Terrapin Strength & Conditioning When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:00 a.m. Cost: $199 per registrant. To Register: Click HERE and Select the Olympic Lifting Seminar Don’t miss out! This is a great opportunity to build your Olympic weightlifting foundation from a certified USAW Advanced Sports performance...

NPC Baltimore Gladiator Classic Championship Results

The NPC Baltimore Gladiator Classic Championship was held on Saturday the 22nd of March. Congratulations to all of our competitors. Below are the  results: David A. Johnston, men’s open bodybuilding  super heavyweight, 1st place Steve Sessa, men’s open bodybuilding heavyweight, 1st place and overall champion Steve Rovelstad, men’s open bodybuilding heavyweight, 3rd place, and men’s novice heavyweight, 1st place Rachael Pecoraro, women’s bodybuilding, 1st place Natalie Rivers, women’s physique division class A, 1st place Lisa Oswald, women’s physique division class A, 3rd place Nikki Johnston, women’s physique division class B, 1st place and overall champion Other notable participants: Roy Evans, men’s open bodybuilding light heavyweight Frank Kargbo, men’s physique division class D and novice class Simon VanLeuven, men’s physique division class D and novice class Kim Schauber, bikini class D and novice class Lauren Javier, bikini class D To View the Gallery of photo from this event Click Here...

Congratulations to Vic Selvaggi, Colosseum Gym: BEST of HOWARD AWARD

Howard County Magazine lists the Best Of each year in a variety of categories including Personal Trainers. Winners are selected by readers, and we are please to announce our own, Vic Selvaggi, of the Colosseum Gym was awarded Honorable Mention. To read the complete article, see page 14 in the Howard...

FMS Movement Prep Workshop 10/13

  What is Movement Preparation? Movement Preparation, as the term suggests, prepares your body for movement.  It is also a key component to the FMS training system that by itself can increase mobility, stability and the overall efficiency of movement patterns. This training model will systematically prepare the body for any and all training in the gym/field or game of life. During MP our goal is to increase core temperature, address key mobility and stability demands, and activate the nervous system using movements and speeds specific to that day’s training session. This hands-on seminar will go over the advantages of such training and the concepts behind it.  Within this time, attendants will learn about specific types of MP and experience the benefits of its results with this seminar.  This presentation is for both trainers and clients who wish to learn more about pain free movement and increase their overall strength and well being. When:        Saturday October 13th @ 9AM – 11AM Where:    The Colosseum Gym 9159-F Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21043 Cost:        $25.00 Instructors: Josh Halbert B.A., ACE, FMS II, RKC, Athlete’s Performance Institute Graduate Vic Selvaggi B.S., NSPA, AFPA, FMS II, RKC, USAW, Athlete’s Performance Institute Graduate   RSVP and for more information, please call or email: Vic Selvaggi (410) 961-5393, vselvaggi@gmail.com Josh Halbert (443) 722-3444,...

Strongman Saturdays Begin Saturday Sept. 1 from 12-2pm

Have you ever seen a strongman competition on TV? You know, with the stones, car pull, and log press etc… well the Colosseum would like to invite you to train as the pros do. This style of training challenges your body to be physically strong all over and pushes your mental endurance to the limit. While Strongman training is reserved for the healthy, we want to get people of all ability levels trying this out.  We will be doing demonstrations on strongman events such as the Farmers Walk, Tire Flip, Axel Deadlift, Log Press, Yoke, and Monster Dumbbell. Once you’ve got a tutorial on how to safely use the equipment you will have a chance to try any or all of the events that interest you. Our plan is to create a club of Colosseum Members who are interested in meeting on a weekly Saturday basis to train for strongman, whether for competition or for love of fitness. This is open to all ability levels, male or female. Nonmembers are welcome to come as well so bring a friend!  And don’t get scared.  Read more on our blog. RSVP on our Facebook Event...

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....