To work out anytime 24/7, at your convenience, call or email us about the OpenPath app which gives you full 24 hour access to the gym using only your smartphone. A link to the app will be sent to your email address, along with a printable liability form that can be completed at home or at the gym for full access. ||| PLEASE NOTE: Colosseum Gym highly recommends Hidden Waters Farm for their fabulous grass fed beef and other naturally grown products. Visit their website for more info:


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 or stop by to see the gym. Colosseum Gym is located at 9159F Red Branch Road in Columbia, MD, off of Route 108.


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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 website which will remain active.  If you’d like to donate and show your support, please go to (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 has become an integral part of his life.  After an overall win in men’s physique at the OCB Regional competition in April, Jon has his sights set on dominating the NPC Maryland State / East Coast Championship next weekend in Rockville, Maryland.  Needless to say, Jon is stoked about attending the 2013 Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas with Team MHP and receiving the Gourmet Steak Package from Heartland Home Foods!

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $195 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships and related activities in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit

For more event details, video clips and photos, please go to If you could not attend the event, please consider a donation on behalf of Victor Martinez to support the groundbreaking programs and special projects that Autism Speaks fund.

Click here to make a donation today

The Colosseum Gym would like to thank all of the sponsors of this event including David Johnston Training, MHP, Heartland Home Foods, American Muscle Supply, GetSome Xtreme Wear, Nutrition Locker, and The Calming Effect Therapeutic Massage.

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 Magazine.

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:




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 Classic)

12) Donna Giordano:
-5th place, figure, master’s division
-3rd place, figure, open, class C

8/25/12: NPC Jay Cutler Baltimore Classic (Rockville, MD)
13) Jim Driskell:
-first time competitor
-3rd place, men’s bodybuilding, open lightweight division

14) PK (Surya Kalidindi):
-first time competitor
-5th place, men’s physique division, class A

15) Tracy Nash:
-1st place, women’s bodybuilding, open lightweight division
-overall trophy, women’s open bodybuilding


16) Hannah Kim:
-first time competitor
-4th place, bikini division, class A

10/20/12: OCB Charm City Classic (Towson, MD)
17) Anthony Osundu:
-first time competitor
-4th place, men’s physique division

18) Stephanie Irish:
-first time competitor
-1st place, figure, master’s 35+ division
-overall trophy, figure, master’s division
-1st place, figure, novice tall division
-overall trophy, figure, novice division
-1st place, figure, open B class
-overall trophy, figure open
-IFPA pro card earned at first show ever

10/27/12: NPC Shawn Ray Baltimore Washington Grand Prix (Towson, MD)
19) Yuri Kostovetskiy:
-1st place, men’s bodybuilding, open light heavyweight division

20) Cesar Barreto:
-3rd place, men’s bodybuilding, master’s 40+ division
-1st place, men’s bodybuilding, middleweight division

21) Paul Roy (Roy Satyajit):
-first time competitor
-3rd place, men’s physique division, class A

22) PK (Surya Kalidindi):
-6th place, men’s physique division, class B

23) Dave Shutler:
-10th place, men’s physique division, class B

24) Donna Giordano:
-4th place, figure, master’s 35+ division
-2nd place, figure, open, class B

11/4/12: WBFF New England Championship (Rhode Island)
25) Dave Shutler
-2nd place, muscle model division
-WBFF pro card earned


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 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

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,

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 Page