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
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 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
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!
Fix your painful Shoulders (Part 1)
Probably the two most common places on the body that will at some point become painful are the low back and shoulders. Often times the low back pain can be quelled fairly quickly for some people. Shoulders on the other hand seem to be just a little more tricky. Let me show you why and
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
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
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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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