Fix your painful Shoulders (Part 2)
If you read Part 1 you should have an idea of what our shoulders do and how mobile they should be. You should know some of the basic anatomy of the many working parts of our shoulders. In part 2 we will go over some ways that our shoulders should move and some of the common
Bridal Bootcamp Starts April 1st
I grew up a chunky kid and my last year in High School I finally leaned out. I stayed in pretty good shape for several years after that but as life happened, work got busy and I started traveling for work. I went months at a time where I slept in hotels, worked too many
3 Awesome Power Building Exercises
In every sport there is some need to be powerful. Power is the rate in which work is done. Do if you moved 200 pounds of work (load) in a half a second you are more powerful than moving 500 pounds in 2 seconds. This is super important to maximize when your sport requires jumping, sprinting, and
Tight Hamstrings? Improve Range Of Motion Without Stretching!
Can you touch your toes? Think you were born with tight Hamstrings? My favorite is when people tell me that their parents can’t touch their toes so it must be genetic. Most of the time we can improve our flexibility and movement, but we need to first get into the correct positions for our bodies
3 Simple Things To Reduce Pain And Feel Better
Yesterday I listened to the Paleo Solution Podcast featuring a biomechanist Katy Bowman. I found so many nuggets of great information from this interview. She has a way to break down really complicated subjects of how your body works into digestible information that most people will understand. She also has a great website with many blog posts that deal
Does it matter how many calories you burn?
“Flatten, Shape, Tone, Lengthen, Rip, Ripped, Ripping, Burn, High Intensity, HIIT, Tabata, Metcon, Muscle Confusion, Blah, Blah Blah”   These are some of the terms used to convince us to think a workout is either going to give us those results and/or a super sexy name to make it sound cool. Often times you can’t
Holiday weight lifting tips from Susan our Elf on the shelf
If you have children, chances are you have a magical mischievous elf that visit’s you during the holidays. Have you ever seen one that is out of shape? Me either. Our elf Susan even has a terrible sugar habit. She has eaten our cookies, cupcakes and I believe hit rock bottom yesterday. We found her eating
Life And Fitness Apps
The past month my work and life has just gotten busier and busier. I’m not complaining, in fact it’s great! But if you know me well you probably are aware I’m not the most organized person you have ever met.   For the first 4 months of running my business, all of my to do
Kick off your day the right way
Lately I’ve been waking up early…real early. I don’t exactly know why but my sleeping patterns have been really weird lately. I think it has something to do with the changing of the seasons, later sunrise, and possibly too much coffee combined with sitting in front of a computer has something to do with this.
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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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