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 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 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
Spring Challenge!!!
Who’s up for a challenge? Need that little bit of motivation to get you moving? Yeah me too! 
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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