New Year’s Resolution Snowball: Part 1
New Year’s Resolutions are great. It marks a new year, gives us a sense of hope for a different outcome in life, and makes us evaluate the things in our lives that could/should be better. The majority of America will set a New Year’s Resolution(s) every year, and every year the majority of America will
Intelligent Conditioning (Part 4) – Feel The BURN
In Part 1 of my series on Intelligent Conditioning I made the analogy of building a house in the same way you properly train for long lasting endurance. Our Aerobic system is our foundation, the Alactic/ATP-PC energy system would be our walls and roof. And finally our Glycolytic/Lactic system would be all the cool shit we
Intelligent Conditioning (Part 3) – Repeatable Power
In Part 2 of the Intelligent Conditioning series we went over how to test and build a better aerobic system. This is a crucial component to what we will talk about here in Part 3. It may seem counterintuitive to emphasize slow Aerobic training at first, especially for those that compete in explosive sports. But,
Intelligent Conditioning (Part 2) – Improve Endurance Training By Building The Aerobic Engine
Aerobic conditioning has gone through many trends in the exercise “industry”. For many years it seemed to be the best way to get in shape and burn fat. Probably because people were under the assumption that because long distance runners and other endurance athletes were skinny then Aerobic endurance training must make you skinny.     I
Intelligent Conditioning (Part 1) – Next Level Endurance Training
  This is an area in which I’ve been spending some time studying trying to understand better. Honestly it was one of my weak points as a coach and with endurance training for running, cycling, swimming sports being so popular it was time I started studying. For a while I just figured if you get
Should We Be Keeping Score Of Children’s Games? And Other Tips To Coach Your Kids.
  *If you’re easily offended by stereotypes and a few bad words then this article is not for you. Also, if you make it to the end of the article I announce a new class for children.   Little Timmy comes up to bat. It’s the last chance for Timmy’s baseball team to score and
5 Reasons You’re NOT Losing Fat
First off if losing fat were just as easy as following 5 steps I would most likely be out of a job. Being successful at burning that stubborn love handle or under-arm fat is no easy task unless you have all your ducks in a row. To achieve the body of your dreams many things
Spring Challenge Results!!!
Holy smokes now we’re talking! Our New Year’s Challenge was good but after tweaking a few things, emphasizing nutrition and yelling at motivating some clients – the results from the Spring Challenge were outstanding!
Coaching Young Athletes
You might see a cute little kid playing with a soccer ball but I see a young soccer phenom in the making. With his determination (notice Michael Jordan like tongue) and incredible ball handling skills, I think he can make it to the big time. We just need to find a traveling league to play
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Athlete Case Study
Oh hey there! It’s been a little while since I’ve written a new article. I’ve been focusing my attention to writing on my BMX training website, but I thought I would share some of the results that I just had with a recent client in the gym. Background 17 year old girl Volleyball athlete looking
Just wanted to update all of you on the change of the gym schedule for July and the first two weeks of August. I’m taking a week off for vacation at the end of the month. I will be heading to somewhere near Tijuana, Mexico with fellow gym members Adam and Meg, to go and help
Client Spotlight – Mitch Burke
I would say out of all success stories that we have had at Spark, none are better than this one! Let me tell you why. I started working with Mitch and his family 2 years ago. At first Mitch was not too stoked to be in the gym. It was difficult at first because being
Hey parents, knock it off with the snacks!
Being a parent is really tough. Actually, being a really good parent is really tough. We need to make sure they’re sleeping enough, getting to school on time, pick them up, drive them to games and activities, feed them, do homework and get them to bed. That’s a lot of stuff that has to happen
Why The Balloons?
For the past month I have had my clients blowing up a ton of balloons. Although some just go with the flow, others ask – Why the hell are we doing this?! Great question I want to start by saying that the body is very complex. There is a ton of stuff that I don’t understand.
Early Morning Workout
  5-7 AM          Tuesday-Friday   Starts May 3rd Follow along group workout or… Custom, monthly programs written just for you This is perfect for the time crunched morning people. Come in and get your workout done on your own schedule. Perfect for athletes Special membership deals! Free coffee (yeah we will

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