It is our mission to inspire you to move well, be strong and enjoy life!

A coach is someone who is able to bring more out of an individual than they ever thought possible.  We are coaches; and with fitness as our vehicle, we hope to create impact upon the world.  By building strength and confidence in our community, we can live lives worthy of a grand story.

We do not believe in the ordinary.  Through the use of the top methods in the industry, each workout is intended to make members better, both physically and mentally.  Our program and coaching is designed to achieve goals, reduce injuries and help make the most out of life.

Train for Life is unique to other gyms in that no one is on their journey alone.  Our community is welcoming and supportive.  Fitness gives us strength and with that, we are all capable of anything.  Here at Train for Life, members have a home-away-from-home, and become the people they were always meant to be.

Your Train for Life Coaches

Andrew McConaha

OWNER / HEAD OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Jordan MCCONAHA

OWNER / GENERAL MANAGER

COACHES

Joe Willis                         Jeff Garvin

Miguel Santiago              Alora Lynch

Vin Silano                   Joel Rodriguez


Drew McConaha

drew McConaha, co-owner of Train for Life, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Andrew was born and raised in Chicopee, MA and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2008 with a bachelors of science in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology. DREW is a master instructor for the Dvrt Ultimate Sandbag company.  He also currently holds certifications through Functional Movement Screen,  StrongFirst Kettlebell Level 1, Training for Warriors Level 1. Drew has presented at national conferences including NEHRSA and the mexico performance week.  he is passionate about helping people live out their best life possible and has worked with individuals from nfl hopefuls to stay at-home moms.

 

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Jordan McConaha

Jordan McConaha, co-owner of Train for Life, born and raised in Chicopee, MA, grew up with a love for dancing and aspired to be a math teacher for many years before finding her way into the fitness industry.  Through her journey with her own personal weight loss and desire to be strong AND beautiful, Jordan works diligently to motivate our members to find the same love for health, wellness and strength.  SHe is a master instructor for the Dvrt ultimate sandbag company.  Jordan ALSO holds certifications through StrongFirst, as a kettlebell instructor, and Training for Warriors Level 1.  Jordan is passionate about her favorite tool of choice, the kettlebell and improving individuals way of life through nutrition and wellness.  She believes in balance of enjoying life while having a healthy relationship with food and exercise.

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Joe Willis

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Joe grew up in Agawam, MA and currently resides in Chicopee. He graduated from Westfield State University with a B.A. in History and is scheduled to complete his M.S. in Human Resource Development from Villanova University in summer 2013. He has participated in a variety of organized sports since the age of 5. Having played soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, and track and competed at various levels, his love for athletics has been a lifelong commitment. He has been very actively involved in his son’s athletic endeavors and has been fortunate to coach and officiate at the youth and high school levels. Weight training since the age of 16 and consistently active in that regard for the past 20 years, he also enjoys running, hiking and generally any physical activity. A lifelong learner, Joe expects to bring his passion for knowledge and continuous self-improvement to Train For Life to help others realize their personal goals.


Alora Lynch

Alora Lynch was born and raised in Hampden, MA. Alora graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She has had a strong love of sports and fitness for many years. Alora has experience in many sports from softball and soccer to tae kwon do. Through her experience as an athlete and a student, Alora has developed a strong passion for motivating others to work towards their goals to achieve their fullest potential. She is a certified lifeguard through the American Red Cross and she also holds a Basic Life Support certification through the American Heart Association. Alora wants to inspire others to develop an enthusiasm for bettering themselves.


Miguel Santiago 

Miguel Santiago was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in South Hadley, MA and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.  Miguel graduated from Skidmore College in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Health & Exericse Science.  During his time at Skidmore, Miguel was a member of the varsity basketball team and an active member of Skidmore's First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory.  Currently, his senior thesis is being reviewed for publication by ACSM's journal, Medicine & Science in Sport and Exercise.   Miguel currently holds certifications through Functional Movement Screen and American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and is planning to sit for his NSCA-CSCS certification in the near future.  An overall enthusiast of sports and movement, Miguel is hoping to enter graduate school for Physical Therapy but while at Train for Life wants to help motivate others to reach their health and wellness goals. 


Joel Rodriguez

born in springfield and raised in chicopee, ma, joel studied human services at greenfield community college and is a certified medical assistant.  joel is a father of two and husband to his wife anna.  joel came to train for life over a year ago and quickly became a passionate member.  he has always been involved in fitness and sports and after spending time at train for life, he became intrigued with the training philosophies and wanted more.  JOel has completed the DVRT LEVEl 1 CERTIFICATION through ultimate sandbag fitness.  he hopes to further his education and training in the field.


Vin Silano

VIN GREW UP IN BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.  HE IS A RECENT GRADUATE FROM SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE, WHERE HE STUDIED APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE AND ATHLETIC COACHING.  VIN HAS ALWAYS HAD A PASSION FOR ATHLETICS, WRESTLING BEING HIS MAIN FOCUS.  HE WAS ONE OF THREE CAPTAINS OF THE WRESTLING TEAM AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE.  HE ALSO PLAYED ON A CLUB RUGBY TEAM IN NJ.  DURING THE SUMMER OF 2014, HE INTERNED FOR REACH YOUR POTENTIAL TRAINING (RYPT); A TOP TIER SPORTS PERFORMANCE FACILITY LOCATED IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY.  ANOTHER WAY VIN EXPRESSES HIS DEDICATION FOR HELPING OTHERS IS THROUGH HIS INVOLVEMENT IN ADVENTURELORE; AN ADVENTURE BASED COUNSELING ORGANIZATION WHICH SPECIALIZES IN AT-RISK YOUTH.  VIN IS CURRENTLY CPR/AED CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND IS STUDYING FOR THE NATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION'S CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST (CSCS) EXAM.  VIN LOOKS FOWARD TO ASSISTING OTHERS IN ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS IN HEALTH, FITNESS AND OVERALL WELL-BEING.


Jeff Garvin

JEFF GARVIN GREW UP IN CHICOPEE, MA AND CURRENTLY RESIDES THERE.  HE GRADUATED FROM JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE.  HE CURRENTLY HOLDS CERTIFICATIONS THROUGH THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE (ACSM), FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN (FMS), AND THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONS (CPR/AED).  HE HAS A PASSION FOR STRENGTH TRAINING SINCE THE AGE OF 15 AND HAS COMPETED IN BOTH POWERLIFTING AND STRONGMAN COMPETITIONS.  HE HAS EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CLIENTS FROM STRENGTH COMPETITORS TO BUSY PARENTS.  HE ALSO ENJOYS HIKING, BIKING, KAYAKING AND DOING ANYTHING WITH HIS 2 DOGS (LEIA & OBI) AND HIS WIFE TIFFANY.


Large Group Training:

Monday – 5:30 am, 9 am, 4:30 pm, 6 pm and 7:15 pm
Tuesday – 5:30 am, 9 am, 4:30 pm, 6 pm
Wednesday – 5:30 am, 9 am, 4:30 pm and 6 pm
Thursday – 5:30 am, 9 am, 4:30 pm, and 7:15 pm
Friday – 5:30 am, 9 am, and 4:30 pm and 6 pm
Saturday – 8:30 am and 10 am

Strongman:

Tuesday at 7:15 PM

Thursday at 6PM

Saturday at 7:00 AM

This is an advanced class. All attendees must have completed a minimum of one month of our regular large group classes before attending.  Coaches will make the final decision if a member is ready to participate or not.

 

All CURRENT MEMBERS can create a USER NAME and PASSWORD for our NEW Online System by visiting the link below.
MINDBODY Scheduler


All new members MUST schedule a tour or book an appointment for an introductory session prior to attending classes.

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you!  Please contact us if you have questions regarding any of programs or to schedule a tour of the facility.


 
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