The Arena Club
2304 E Churchville Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015
After struggling with my weight for years; attempting various diets, calorie counting and home
programs, I decided to start running to lose weight. Several half marathons later the weight was
still there. Little did i know, my diet was so loaded with processed foods and carbs that I would
never be able to run enough to burn off the extra weight. I was fit cardio-wise but my body did
not look the way i wanted.
During my pregnancy in 2009, I gained over 50 pounds on top of the excess weight I was already
carrying. Nine months after giving birth I had only lost 20 pounds of my 50 pound gain and got
out of breath climbing stairs! I was totally out of shape and just miserable with myself. I knew
that I needed to take some serious action. I often thought, I am an educated woman with a lot
of accomplishments, why am I still struggling with control over my body!
In November of 2010 I joined the Arena Club; maintained a regular regimen of both resistive and
cardio training to finally get my weight under control. My next goal was to focus on sculpting my
body and adding more muscle mass. I started seeing a personal trainer at Arena Club who
designed nutrition, weight training and cardio programs to help me reach my fitness goals.
Although I had no desire to compete in a figure competition, I still wanted to look like I
could. After much encouragement from my trainer, I entered my first figure competition, the
2011 OCB Tri-State Classic in Dover Delaware. I placed 1st in the over 35 division and took
overall- I was shocked and excited! This experience taught me that anything is attainable with
hard work, dedication, and a solid plan. None of this would have been possible without the
support and guidance from my trainer at the Arena Club.
Thanks for everything!
- Monica Saez
I have been riding and competing horses all my life.
When I hit the big 50,my riding started to slip. I just
wasn't on top of my game anymore. I contacted Patricia
Marks and we coordinated what I needed with feed
back from my riding coaches, Jack and Josee Stedding.
We started personal training sessions that would help
with my strength ,balance and core improvement. I am
happy to report that I am back in the winners circle
with the latest successful win at the Foxden "Hunter
Derby" competition. I could not have done it without
Patricia. Thanks Patricia! The picture is of me and my
Dutch Warmblood, "Confetti" at the Maryland Horse
and Pony Show .
- Karen P
I joined The Arena Club in February 2010 and wanted a
trainer to help me build strength, core, and balance. I suffer
from sacroiliac joint disorder, which is commonly
characterized by low back and gluteal pain, as well as hip
and sciatic leg pain. I have endured several back surgeries—
most recently in 2003 to help minimize lower back and leg
pain from a ruptured disc.
The goal for me was to improve strength, range of
motion, and work major muscles. With the help of Master
Trainer, Patricia Marks, I have made major strides with
strength and balance, dropped several pant sizes, and
changed my body fat percentage from 28.5% to 15.5%.
The Arena Club is Harford County's Best Family
Fitness Center. With state of the art cardio
equipment, our fitness circuit, vast assortment
of free weights, unparalleled personal training
services, the largest water park in Harford
Harford County's only warm salt water therapy
pool, our elite indoor turf field, over 85 free
group fitness classes and childcare included
with your membership, we have options to
meet all of your fitness goals.
Our state-of-the-art fitness center features a variety
of cardio equipment with personal viewing
monitors, including elliptical trainers, rowing
machines, arc trainers, treadmills, amt
trainers, bikes, stairmasters, stepmills, and helix
We have an extensive weight floor including free
weights and an olympic platform, selectorized
equipment, free motion equipment, and a strength
We offer over 85 weekly group fitness and
aquatics classes that are included in your
membership. Classes are designed to meet the
needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced
Cutting edge programming includeds popular
classes such as Les Mills
BodyPump, BodyJam, and BodyCombat as well
as Cycling, BOSU, Step, Zumba, Aqua classes and
Our Arena Club Personal Training Team is a highly
motivated, dedicated staff of certified personal
trainers who design and deliver programs
specifically built for individual client needs. We
offer special one-on-one training, small group
training and/or packages tailored to surpass all
of your expectations.
The sports performance training programs bring
together the most experienced coaching staff in
Harford County. Any player can improve with the
right approach. We guarantee results!
Our aquatics complex is offered year round! Our
pool deck features a 25-meter lap
pool, beach-entry children's pool, a salt-water
leisure pool, a spa, and our family recreation
pool with two water slides, a diving board, and a
water basketball court.
We are proud to offer a year-round swim team, a
summer swim team, and American Red Cross
group and private swim lessons. Click here to
learn more about our aquatic programs.
We offer unique programs for both children and
adults. For chldren, we offer a licensed pre-k
program, a before & after school care
program, day camps, and summer and sports
camps. We also have childcare services for
members, an Arena Kids & Tots program, youth
sports leagues, and more.
Adults can take advantage of small group training
programs such as
Fastraxx, TRX, Kettlebells, Barre, Pilates, Les Mills
GRIT training, and more. Both members and
non-members can take advantage of our programs.
The Arena Club
2304 E Churchville Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015