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
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
3 Simple Things To Reduce Pain And Feel Better
Yesterday I listened to the Paleo Solution Podcast featuring a biomechanist Katy Bowman. I found so many nuggets of great information from this interview. She has a way to break down really complicated subjects of how your body works into digestible information that most people will understand. She also has a great website with many blog posts that deal
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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