Spark Spring Fitness Challenge 2016
  March 28th – June 4th   Our fitness challenges are always a fun time. They help us to focus on what we want to achieve in the next few months and then incentivizes us to work towards it. Not to mention the camaraderie and accountability of doing a fitness challenge with a group of friends. I’ve found
Check Out My Interview On The Healthy Living Podcast
I was just interviewed for The Healthy Living Podcast with Eric Su and we talked about designing workouts to fit your needs. If you’re interested in hearing more about how I approach designing workouts and training plans then you will like this one. Podcasts are my favorite way of learning. I swear I’ve learned more
New Year’s Resolution Snowball: Part 1
New Year’s Resolutions are great. It marks a new year, gives us a sense of hope for a different outcome in life, and makes us evaluate the things in our lives that could/should be better. The majority of America will set a New Year’s Resolution(s) every year, and every year the majority of America will
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
5 Reasons You’re NOT Losing Fat
First off if losing fat were just as easy as following 5 steps I would most likely be out of a job. Being successful at burning that stubborn love handle or under-arm fat is no easy task unless you have all your ducks in a row. To achieve the body of your dreams many things
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!
Be Kind To Your Future Self
  If you’re anything like me you have probably said to yourself – I really need to clean up my yard, rake the leaves and mow the grass, but I’ll do it tomorrow. Then a week later you have weeds the size of trees that look like something you would find in the tropical rain
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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
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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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