Your Train for Life Coaches

Andrew McConaha

OWNER / HEAD OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Jordan McConaha

OWNER / GENERAL MANAGER 

 

COACHES

Joe Willis

Miguel Santiago

Alora Lynch

Angel Maldonado

 


Andrew McConaha

OWNER / HEAD OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

 

Andrew 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. He also currently holds certifications through Functional Movement Screen, Ultimate Sandbag DVRT Master Instructor, StrongFirst Kettlebell Level 1, Training for Warriors Level 1, AAAI/ISMA Yoga Phase 1 and American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED He has been passionate about sports and movement since a young age, always involved in baseball, basketball or football. Since 2008, Andrew has worked with a wide variety of clients from hard working moms to NFL combine hopefuls.

 

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Jordan McConaha 

OWNER / GENERAL MANAGER

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 her clients to find the same love for health, wellness and strength. Jordan holds certifications through the StrongFirst, as a kettlebell instructor, Ultimate Sandbag DVRT Master Instructor, Training for Warriors Level 1 Instructor and American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED. Jordan is passionate about her favorite tool of choice, the kettlebell, and changing 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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COACH

 

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

COACH

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.

 


Angel Maldonado

COACH

 

Angel Maldonado Jr. from Holyoke, MA recently became engaged and a new dad to a son.  He currently has a career at the Holyoke Gas & Electric in the meter department and is looking to move up the ladder through hard work and training to follow in his hero’s, his father, footsteps to become a Lineman.  Angel is an ACEFitness certified personal trainer and Medic First Aid/CPR/AED.  Growing up, Angel raced dirt bikes and quads competitively and still has a passion for the sport.  He is passionate about helping others better themselves and loves to joke around and make people laugh.  Currently, Angel only fills in as needed, but is a strong part of our team as he has been part of the Train for Life family since it's beginnings.

 

 

 

 


 

Miguel Santiago 

COACH

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.