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...

Colosseum Gym hosts Special Olympics Powerlifting Competition

On September 8th, 2013 Special Olympics Howard County hosted a power lifting competition at the Colosseum Gym in Columbia. Athletes from Howard, Anne Arundel, Carroll and Montgomery Counties attended the competition and competed in the bench press and dead lift. This competition was in preparation for the state-level competition in October. Thank you to all the athletes that competed and the spectators that came to cheer and give their support to the athletes. For more information about Colosseum Gym, call 410-740-2339, visit www.colosseumgym.com or stop by to see the gym. Colosseum Gym is located at 9159F Red Branch Road in Columbia, MD, off of Route 108.  ...

3rd Annual Victor Martinez Fitness Challenge and Fun Run for Autism

  The Colosseum Gym proudly hosted the 3rd Annual Victor Martinez Fitness Challenge and Fun Run for Autism on Saturday, June 15th in Columbia, MD.  The event consisted of 6 total events with an optional run. Events included a bench press (men: 185lbs / 225 lbs; women: 115lbs / 135lbs), squat (men: 225lbs / 275 lbs; women: 135lbs / 165lbs), deadlift (men: 225lbs / 275 lbs; women: 155lbs / 185lbs), pull-up (unassisted body weight), tire flip, and sled drag (men: 225lbs; women: 135lbs). Scoring was based on 50% of the participants’ total number of repetitions achieved throughout all events and 50% of the total number of dollars raised for the charity by pledges (100% of the fees, donations and raffle money went to Autism Speaks). In addition to the great athletes who participated in the event and the highly supportive spectators, celebrity guests included IFBB Pros Jon Delarosa, Swann Cardot and Aaron Clark.  The Colosseum Strongman team also delighted spectators with incredible feats of strength.  The event raised over $4,000!  Additionally, donations continue to come in through the FitForAutism.com website which will remain active.  If you’d like to donate and show your support, please go to www.fitforautism.com (100% of all donations will go to Autism Speaks). Grand Prize Winner Jon Metro is the Fit For Autism grand prize overall winner.  Jon scored a total of 144 reps and received over $700 in pledges.  Currently, Jon is a resident of Ocean City, Maryland and works for the Worcester County Developmental Center.  Prior to this, he was a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army where he served 7 years and 2 tours in Iraq. Jon developed a passion for fitness during his military service that...

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...

A Tremendous Season For Colosseum Bodybuilders

At the Colosseum Gym on Red Branch Road in Columbia, clients work with certified personal trainers to achieve their desired level of fitness. For some, that means the dedicated journey to physique competition.  One of the trainers, DavidJohnston, is well known as both a competitor and trainer, specializing in Bodybuilding.  This year, his client competitors have enjoyed unprecedented success:   TOTAL DISTINCT COMPETITORS PLACED ON STAGE THIS YEAR: 17 NUMBER OF FIRST-TIME COMPETITORS: 12 TOP 5 PLACINGS: 34 NUMBER OF 1st PLACES: 9 NUMBER OF PRO CARDS EARNED: 2 OVERALL WINS: 6   The Colosseum treats each client’s needs individually, and those who choose the demanding level of physique competition do serious work. Please join me in celebrating the commitment and hard work of these winning Colosseum Gym Bodybuilding Physique Competitors. [Tim Gallagher, owner, The Colosseum Gym]   4/21/12: OCB Eastern Regionals (Baltimore, MD) 1) Sandy Aja: -first time competitor -5th place in open bikini division 2) Sara Sussman: -first time competitor -4th place in open bikini division 3) Christina Fahey: -first time competitor -2nd place, women’s bodybuilding, debut division -2nd place, women’s bodybuilding, novice division -3rd place, women’s bodybuilding, open division 4) Marty Ozimek: -first time competitor -1st place, men’s bodybuilding, debut division -1st place, men’s bodybuilding, notice tall division -overall trophy, men’s bodybuilding novice division -3rd place, men’s bodybuilding, open middleweight division 4/28/12: NPC Max Muscle Championship (Woodbridge, VA) 5) David A. Johnston -1st place, men’s bodybuilding, open super heavyweight division -overall trophy, men’s open bodybuilding 5/5/12: NPC Pittsburgh Championship (Pittsburgh, PA) 6) David A. Johnston -3rd place, men’s bodybuilding, open super heavyweight division 6/22/12: NPC Philadelphia Championship (Philadelphia, PA) 7) David A Johnston -2nd place, men’s bodybuilding, open super heavyweight division 8) Doug Charland: -first time competitor -6th place, men’s bodybuilding, master’s 40+ division -6th place, men’s bodybuilding, open heavyweight division 9) Donna Giordano: -first time competitor -11th place, figure, master’s division -2nd place, figure, open, class C 6/29/12: NPC Maryland State Championship/East Coast Classic (Towson, MD) 10) David A. Johnston -5th place, men’s bodybuilding, open super heavyweight division (Maryland State) -4th place, men’s bodybuilding, open super heavyweight division (East Coast Classic) 11) Doug Charland: -4th place, men’s bodybuilding, open super heavyweight division (Maryland State) -4th place, men’s bodybuilding, master’s 40+ division (East Coast...

Christmas/Holiday Party Sat December 1st

Come join us for our second annual Christmas/Holiday Party! Where: The Colosseum Gym When: Sat Dec 1st from 7pm-10pm Food, drink, and good times for everybody! PLUS, we will be presenting -for the first time ever- a professionally created video featuring the Colosseum Gym and some of the amazing people who make it such a standout gym. Friends and family welcome.  RSVP on our Facebook event (encouraged, not required).  Email info@colosseumgym.com if you have any questions....

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...