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 only 10 and not very active his options were limited. Pull-Ups, Push-Ups and climbing were pretty much not happening.
But even at 10 years old I found out that his legs were really strong. Early on I challenged him with a heavy sled push and he did 300 pounds! We also found a little common ground in one thing… Obstacle Courses! Mitch seemed to like jumping from one object to another. So we spent many workouts with him using his imagination to build whatever he could with the equipment I had.
Over time this has developed into quite a passion for Mitch. He went from a fairly unathletic computer junky to a super athletic and strong 12 year old kid!!! Mitch has discovered the sport of Freerunning/Parkour and is getting pretty dang good. He’s doing some stuff that I won’t even attempt.
I’m super proud of how he has found a sport and worked really hard to get so good but also he has tried to motivate some of his other friends to get out and be more athletic. It’s so cool for me to see a kid that is developing his athletic abilities right before our eyes.
Check out this video from about a year and a half ago to where he’s at now!
MITCH IN 2014