Personal Training

“Make Your Health Happen” Follow Up

What did you do over the weekend? I’m not trying to brag but we had an awesome day Friday! It was a beautiful sunny day. We got lots of old and new friends together. We flipped tires, threw kegs, shook battle ropes, did fireman carries, and practiced MMA moves. We listened to some awesome music. … Read More

Dead Lift 101

Prep and position: Stand with feet just outside of hips-width, but close enough so that your arms can hang comfortably along side of both knees when you bend over/forward. With feet in correct position, take bar with an overhand grip (thumbs wrap under the bar), or an over-under grip in which one hand grasps the … Read More

Be an Athlete

Runners get a bad reputation as not being athletic or able to play other sports because they aren’t coordinated, agile, etc. Not only do I cringe when I hear things like this, but it is quite untrue for many of us who happen to enjoy running as our main physical activity. However, I can’t help … Read More

Pack your Suitcase for Exercise

It’s that time of year again. The kids are out of school, the vacation is booked, and you have been working hard at SPARK to be pain-free, strong, and, everyone’s ultimate goal, to L.G.N. (for those who know our lingo). But how do you maintain all those gains when the resort you are going to … Read More

Why the Great Toe really is Great

When you’re out running, do you ever think about what your feet, specifically your toes, are actually doing? Are they doing anything? You bet they are! The toes, but especially the great (big) toe is responsible for a significant amount of stability when we run. Our foot acts as a lever and we need our … Read More

What are you doing to “Make Your Health Happen”?

Google?  Yelp?  Craigslist? Groupon? So many choices and options when it comes to finding providers for wellness and healthcare.  They all say they are reputable but we all know, “they” talk a lot!  Can you really trust a website or someone you don’t know to recommend a healthcare provider, gym or nutritionist? How can you … Read More

Street 2 ELITE

The inaugural Street 2 ELITE intro session is complete! We had a great time discussing our FAST program design with participants including strength, power, mobility and stability exercises, which ALL runners (not just elites) should include in their training. What is the Street 2 ELITE program? Well since you asked… The purpose of the Street … Read More

Private Cash Practice and #NextGenPT FAQ’s

Writing and speaking to people in the physical therapy and wellness fields is a real honor for me. After a while you begin to hear some questions over and over. Some are extremely thought provoking exchanges about leadership as a physical therapy and wellness entrepreneur. Other questions are just pleas for advice so that a new therapist or … Read More

How do I know if this guy is legit? 5 Steps to knowing if a pro is reputable?

We get this question a lot: “Hey have you heard of this guy? He does this thing called the “FIT (Fill-in-the) Blank Technique. I have heard that a bunch of super high level athletes like football players and body builders use him. He’s supposed to be pretty huge. What do you think?” Sounds like a simple question … Read More

Heard about the Cornhole tournament, Free outdoor concert, and games thing in Alexandria on September 5th?? Oh, and there’s a Health & Fitness Festival on the same day, I think…

So you might have heard of our Health and Fitness Festival! Hopefully you were already going to attend! Why wouldn’t you? This will be the best collection of pros in one area in a long time! They’ll all be there with their shwag and ready to answer any question you have about the services they … Read More