Should You Stretch Tight Muscles? No.
Well, probably not. Most of the time, the muscles we perceived as tight are already stretched too long. Stretching the tight muscle is most likely not the solution to long-term relief You may be doing more harm than good by arbitrarily stretching things. Good thing is the body is very resilient and can improve quickly
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,
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
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
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
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
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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