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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 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

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

Experience:

  • 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

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

John-Gaeta

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

 

Certifications: ISSA CPT, Thrive CoachJason-Web

About: I have lived in Harford County 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 body’s are capable of doing.

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

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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