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 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
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
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
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
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
Reducing the risk of knee injuries in Athletes
Every year it seems kids play outside less and less but they start playing physical sports earlier. As parents we think this is a good thing that they are getting outside and exercising. Unfortunately all too often they are getting injured in practice and on the field. For female athletes, you’re 4-6 times more likely to

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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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