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We train athletes to be successful on and off the field, using science and practical knowledge to develop our strength, speed, and combine prep programs. Our training team includes some of the most highly educated and certified professionals in the region – including former college professional athletes to assist in sport/position specific skill training.

Team Bios

Sean ConwaySean-website

Sean grew up in Central New Jersey, participating in many team and individual sports. Sean’s true passion for fitness came from playing football and the lessons he learned through injury. This path lead Sean to earn his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Exercise Physiology at Rutgers University. Sean has been a strength coach for almost a decade working with the general population, elite athletes, and US Air Force Special Forces.

Education & Certifications:

  • Education: B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Science at Rutgers University
  • Certifications: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, International Society of Sports Nutrition Certified Sports Nutritionist, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Part A – Lumbar Spine, Part B – Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Keith-Rawlings

Salisbury University 1988
The Arena Sports Factory & The Arena Club Owner
MORR Certified Sport Performance Coach
NSPA Certified Personal Trainer

Keith has been in the fitness and sports performance industry since 1996 - the same year Keith and his wife, Kathy, opened their first health club in Aberdeen, MD. In 2003, they expanded to the development and opening of The Arena Club. In 2017, they opened The Arena Sports Factory - a premier facility for athletes with unparalleled sports performance training.

Keith has coached numerous sports teams since his first coaching position in 1989 at Edgewood High School. Coaching athletes have been Keith’s passion and seeing both his sons play D1 sports has inspired Keith to bring the new Sports Factory Powered by Chip Smith to Harford County.

 

johngaeta

Sports Performance Coach

John played lacrosse at St. John’s University and York College of Pennsylvania where he was selected 1st team All-Conference (CAC) and honorable mention All-American. He grew up playing lacrosse and soccer, where he was a member of the ODP state and regional U12-U16 teams. John's training philosophy is to make people stronger. He enjoys spending time with friends, family, and his dog.

Education and Certifications:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Certified Sports Performance Coach
  • MORR Certified Sport Performance Coach
  • Strong First Level 1 Kettlebell Coach
  • BS - Criminal Justice
  • AED/CPR Certified

 

 GioB-HubspotEducation & Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Sports Management, with a Minor in Applied Youth Development, and a concentration in Athletic Coaching.

What led you to the Arena Club?
As a sports performance coach, I had heard great things about The Arena Club for the past couple of years and this has always intrigued my interest, seeing as the fitness facility I was working at closed, it was the perfect opportunity to approach this facility and provide the teaching that I’ve gained in the past while also giving me the opportunity to learn from the great staff that is established here.
What is your approach to training?
My approach to training is on a client-to-client basis meaning that training will be dependent on their specific goals with structured sessions but also leaving room for the client to pick certain exercises safely to be able to keep things fun.

What do you enjoy about being a personal trainer?
Other than helping others reach their goals I enjoy providing information that was not readily available to me in the past, to help people be able to overcome difficulties and become more disciplined on their fitness journey. Using my experiences throughout the years of my own training. Being able to see the positive indirect effects fitness has on others.

What would you say to someone who is considering personal training?

Whether you're looking to improve your health, increase your athletic performance, or just believe that you would benefit from accountability or instruction, personal trainers can serve as a great asset to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to reach your fitness goals.

Tim CainSports Performance Coach

Tim grew up in Baldwin, Maryland, and attended Fallston High School. Prior to coming to the Arena Club he attended Harford Community College where he majored in Criminal Justice. Tim is an NSPA-certified personal trainer, a BOLC-certified lifting coach, and a MORR sports performance coach.

Education and Certifications:

  • NSPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • BOLC Certified Lifting Coach
  • MORR Certified Sport Performance Coach

RJwebsite

Sports Performance Coach

 I am motivated to be a personal trainer because I love watching people grow, hit their goals, feel safe when working out, and not have to worry about injuries. Something about seeing someone improve because of my help just makes me happy to do what I’m doing.

Certifications:

  • NSPA Certified Personal Trainer

Jason-Web

Certifications: ISSA CPT

About: I have lived in Harford County for the majority of my life. My sport in high school was football.

Specialties: Personal Training, Thrive Coach

Training philosophy: There is more to training than just the goals being met. It’s about beating who you were yesterday. It’s about a better quality of life. It’s about being able to fully enjoy the moments with our loved ones and every other precious moment we hold on to. It’s about being the best version of ourselves for the best version of our lives.

Interesting Fact: I have broken my neck which allowed me to rebuild myself and fully appreciate what our bodies are capable of doing.

What got you into coaching: After seeing how fitness can change lives I want to help others experience this.

 

TavaresGarland_HubSpot

Education & Certifications:  NASM 

What led you to The Arena Club?

I felt welcome the very first day I walked through the doors, I knew it was home for me.

What is your approach to training?

First, understand my client's needs and wants, as well as understand his or her body. That way we can come together as a team, and make the most effective plan, to reach our goals.

What do you enjoy about being a personal trainer?

I have a chance to help coach and teach. And help others reach life-changing goals.

What would you say to someone who is considering personal training?

I would ask what are your goals, and what have you been doing to reach those goals. Let's come up with a personalized fitness program that will give you results 

Share something interesting about you that others might not know after first meeting you:

I have over 25 plus years of training youth and professional athletes,  and over 10 years of training in weight loss. I specialize in skill training in the following sports Baseball, Basketball, football, Softball, and in Track and Field.

Find Your Fun

Membership at The Arena Club means more than just “joining a gym.”

You are joining a community of friends, family, trainers, and instructors who will motivate you and inspire you to reach your health and wellness goals.

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Find Your Fun

Membership at The Arena Club means more than just “joining a gym.” You are joining a community of friends, family, trainers, and instructors who will motivate you and inspire you to reach your health and wellness goals.

Membership Options