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Try these 2015 fitness trends at the Colosseum with a certified personal trainer!

Not sure how to start your new year’s resolutions on gettingin shape? If you have the desire but are uncertain how to begin exercising and working out, call the Colosseum to help you achieve your goals in 2015!

Fitness programs include Body Weight Training,  High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Treadmilltraining, proper Recovery efforts which include stretching and foam rolling.

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What are your 2015 fitness goals and how are you achieving them? Let us know on facebook!


Pre and Post Workout Nutrition tips

Every great workout plan should be supplemented with proper nutrition. While there are a few people who can work out and proceed to eat anything they want, the unlucky rest of will not see the effects of our exercise without the right diet. Not sure where to begin? Check out the infographic to learn more.

This infographic explains what your body needs before and after your workout, while giving you examples of what you can eat. It also explains in detail the importance and function of Glycogen. Have any of your favorite pre or post workout meals that you would like to share with us? Let us know on facebook!


The Viral Phenomenon of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

You’ve seen it everywhere by now. If it’s not all over social media sites like facebook and twitter, there are videos shared on news sites, blogs, and challenges even being featured on TV shows. Millions around the world have been pouring buckets of ice water over their heads all in the name of ALS awareness. It has raised nearly $80million dollars, but it also has its fair share of doubters. Has the real point of the ice bucket challenge been drowned by folks just trying to put a video on the internet? Or has this phenomenon just been a fortunate result of viral campaigning in the social media age? Either way the results have been positive. However, let’s look at the origins of the challenge as well as a few ALS facts.

The origin of the ice bucket challenge comes from Pete Frates, a college baseball star from Boston who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as “Lou Gherig’s Disease, at age 27. After his diagnosis Pete dedicated his life to fight ALS. His goal was to bring more attention and more action to the disease in order to raise awareness and funds to aid his fight. Pete’s friends started the ice bucket challenge in order to raise awareness and funds for Pete’s charity. It was simple, dump a bucket of ice water on yourself then post it on social media. While Pete could not do it himself, he nominated others to do it. What started out between Pete and his friends has spread globally through the power of social media, with celebrities, athletes, and families everywhere participating in the challenge. As of August 25th, the ice bucket challenge helped raise $79.7 million dollars this year, compared to $2.5 million dollars during the same span last year. Pete was finally able to participate by having his wife dump ice water on his head at Fenway Park, described by him as the “perfect place”. While his fight continues he can thank social media and the millions of supporters and participants for helping him move a little bit closer to his goal.

Watch Pete’s story on ESPN here 

Here are a few ALS facts from

  • ALS is not contagious.

  • It is estimated that ALS is responsible for nearly two deaths per hundred thousand population annually.

  • Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. The incidence of ALS is two per 100,000 people, and it is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans may have the disease at any given time.

  • Although the life expectancy of an ALS patient averages about two to five years from the time of diagnosis, this disease is variable and many people live with quality for five years and more.  More than half of all patients live more than three years after diagnosis.

  • About twenty percent of people with ALS live five years or more and up to ten percent will survive more than ten years and five percent will live 20 years. There are people in whom ALS has stopped progressing and a small number of people in whom the symptoms of ALS reversed.

  • ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries.

  • ALS can strike anyone.

  • The onset of ALS is insidious with muscle weakness or stiffness as early symptoms. Progression of weakness, wasting and paralysis of the muscles of the limbs and trunk as well as those that control vital functions such as speech, swallowing and later breathing generally follows.


Have you participated in the ice bucket challenge? Let us know how it went, and share your video with us on our facebook!




4th Annual Victor Martinez Autism Fundraiser

The Results of the event were:

-Stacy Wagner took 1st place with a combination of the most reps and most money raised for the charity
-Gabe Wyant took 2nd place
-MJ Jenderosk took 3rd place
-Kim Webster took 4th place
-Nikki Johnston took 5th place
To view the full gallery of event photos click here

3rd Annual Scott Wheeler Push/Pull Meet


We with the Scott Wheeler 5051 Foundation wanted to take the chance to thank everyone for the overwhelming support the Foundation received over the past weekend before, during and after the 3rd Annual Scott Wheeler Push/Pull Meet. The meet was a total success. We had almost twice the number of lifters as we have ever had and even more spectators on hand than any previous meet. I know the Mr and Mrs Wheeler and Tracy were yet again touched by the support that was shown for Scott and the incredible foundation named in his honor. I personally am touched by the way we don’t just say, but we show “We Will Never Forget”.
The day was kicked off by Mr Ken Ulman coming bye to wish all the lifters luck and to say hello to Wheeler Family. From that point on we had 4 hours of intense lifting inside the Colosseum Gym, while great food was being sold by Jenna Green of our Records Section and the many many kids on hand were being entertained by the bounce house provided by Jay Frischetti of Keller WilliamsRealtors. We finished up the day with the awards ceremony and after a few recalculations I’m happy to announce the winners:

Women’s Dead Lift: Kalle James-Wintjen
Women’s Bench Press: Ashley Weber
Women’s Master Bench Press: Mary Levy
Women’s Open and Law Enforcement: Kalle James-Wintjen
Men’s Dead Lift: Zack Cerrone
Men’s Bench Press: Mike Nolan
Men’s Master’s Law Enforcement and Overall: Kevin Costello
Men’s Open Law Enforcement and Overall:Mark Reid

Again congrats to all lifters and thank you to everyone for the support.


What is the right shoe for your workout?

There are numerous opinions about what kind of athletic shoes to buy. Deciding on one can be overwhelming. While it’s okay to wear your running shoes to play basketball, or hiking boots to go biking this infographic created by Lemonly can help serve as a guide to find out what is right for you.

The graphic breaks down each different type of athletic shoe and what they are best suited for. Types of shoes range from minimal shoes all the way up to shoes made for mountain climbing. The infographic also has great tips about using the right socks. Check out the infographic for yourself. Have and shoe recommendations? Let us know on our Facebook!



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 coach!

Add Meditation to Your Workout Routine

As we put our bodies through strenuous workouts and challenge our eating habits, we often forget to slow things down mentally once in a while. Meditation can help our strengthen bodies and calm our minds as well as provide us with additional health benefits. It may seem hard to fit in meditation in your already packed schedule, but just 10 minutes a day should be just enough for you to start feeling the health benefits. Not quite sure where to begin? This infographic created by will show you the proper steps on how to meditate.

Health Benefits include reduction in stress, an improved immune system, regulation in blood sugar levels, better memory, and many more listed in the graphic. All this can be achieved by meditating just 10 minutes a day. How has meditation helped you? Let us know by commenting on our Facebook!

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