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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

Gunnar-Headshot-smallSports Performance Manager

Gunnar is a graduate of Bryant University with degrees in Marketing & Communication.  He was a varsity athlete at Bryant playing on the both the football and lacrosse teams in his freshman year, then finishing his career with the lacrosse team.  During that time, he was a four year starter (Goalie), 2X Team Captain, 3X All-American, 3X Tewarraton Watch List honoree, 2X Tewarraton Semi-Finalist and Bryant’s 2016 Male Athlete of the Year. 

Gunnar is a professional lacrosse player for Redwoods LC of the Premier Lacrosse League. Additionally, he has experience as a Strength & Conditioning Coach and as an ASFA certified Personal Trainer. He enjoys coaching lacrosse camps/clinics and playing golf in his spare time.

Qadry “Missile” IsmailSuper Bowl Champion and former Baltimore Raven

Qadry Ismail grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and attended Meyers High School where he excelled in both football and track. He is a Hall of Fame member of the State of Pa Track & Field Coaches Association, was named the #1 high school hurdler in the nation by T&F News, and was inducted into the Meyers High School Wall of Fame for football and track. Qadry attended Syracuse, earning a B.A. in Speech and Rhetorical Studies. He is a two sport All-American (football, track); Super Bowl champion, Baltimore Ravens the "Go-To" receiver on the 2000 team; and played professionally for 10 seasons


  • Two sport collegiate All American (football, track)
  • Level I USATF certified
  • Track and field assistant coach (sprints, hurdles, jumps) West Boca HS ‘04-’06
  • Head coach at Patterson Mills HS ‘09-’13
  • MORR Certified
  • Trigger Point Myofascial Compression Certified

Keith RawlingsSalisbury 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 has 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.

Mark BradleySports Performance Coach

Mark has lived in Bel Air his entire life and played baseball and hockey competitively. He has two sons, named Brooks and Kylo. He loves Star Wars, Marvel, and coffee on coffee on coffee. He has been training since 2011.

Education and Certifications:

  • NSPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • ISSA Nutrition Specialist
  • MORR Certified Sports Performance Coach
  • AED/CPR Certified

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 a 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


Sports Performance Coach

Born and raised in Bel Air, Kim ran track in high school and competed in equestrian events up and down the east coast. She graduated from JMU with a BS in Communications/Journalism. She has participated in running, cycling and triathlon events and enjoys time spent outside hiking and kayaking.

Education and Certifications:

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • Reebok and Schwinn Cycling
  • BOSU
  • Barre
  • Kickboxking (Thomas the Promise)
  • Les Mills Grit Instructor
  • Trigger Point Myofascial Compression Certified
  • MORR Certified Sport Performance Coach
  • Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach


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 philosphy 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


Sports Performance CoachDamon_Lloyd

Damon is a 2016 graduate of The John Carroll School, and went on to a successful football career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In his 2019 senior season, he earned 2nd team Associated Press All-American and 3rd team Hansen Gazette All-American, was a finalist for Cliff Harris Award, top defensive player in small college football, was a unanimous first team All-Super Region One linebacker, and was selected as the PSAC West Defensive Athlete of the Year.

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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