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Hello everyone! Connor here. If you didn’t already know, I own Spark Fitness. You can learn more about me here. Today I’m going to outline what an AMAZING weight loss program looks like. In a future blog I’m going to illustrate in detail what a terrible weight loss program looks like… Here are the cliff notes: What everyone thinks is a weight loss program: intense cardio 5, 6 7 days per week. That is a remarkably bad strategy for weight loss, and it’s what everyone tries to do. I wrote another piece about that here. Here is an amazing weight loss program that we have given to hundreds of people with 100% effectiveness, while hardly being sore, having plenty of time for yourself, and never getting injured: sleeping 8 hours per night. drinking lots of water. swapping out junk food for fruits, vegetables, and protein sources. Removing key stressors from your life. Strength...
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Hello everyone on the internet! ‍My name is Connor Green and I own Spark Fitness in North Hollywood and Metcon Long Beach in Long Beach! I’ll keep this short and simple.  I had 7 surgeries by the time I was 20. Cancer, blood clot – you name it! I almost died, but made it through everything, and… my body was pretty messed up.  I became obsessed with getting back to normal function – and then high function – and in that process I started helping other people.  And now… here I am! 16 years of coaching later, doing what I love on a daily basis.  I used to hate my body very deeply. I was almost 6ft 3, 150lbs (skinny as a rail) and CONSTANTLY in terrible pain. But it turns out, everything I went through and all the mistakes I made are exactly what make our fitness program so special!...
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If you learn anything from me, please let it be this: working out is not a good way to lose weight. It’s just not. ALMOST everyone thinks it is. You cannot outwork a bad diet.  Let me tell you 2 all too common short stories – based on MANY true events. First story: someone comes to the gym and wants to lose weight. So they come to the gym 5, 6 times a week and does their own difficult hike on the 7th day. Repeat for 4, 5 or 6 months.  While doing that their fitness has improved drastically. They’re stronger, faster, and more fit. But they don’t lose weight. They cancel, and it’s the gyms fault. Or maybe it’s genetics – they are just the most unlucky person in the world. Everyone else just has it easier. I sat down with this person and was like, “WTF are you...
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We just wrapped up our first competition as a gym since the pandemic and it was awesome! ‍Shout out to everyone that competed – Ignacio, Jose, Keenan, Javier, Gabe, and even I, Connor, joined in! ‍Ignacio, Gabe, and Javier took 2nd place in Men’s intermediate category! ‍EXTREMELY special shout out to the members that showed up to support, like Donna, Noemi, Ruby, and Becca. Becca took hours of video and photos. Donna and Ruby came SUPER prepared with snacks, water, first aid, chairs, a tent and more!! It was really amazing. ‍As I reflect on this competition – I am reminded that competing is not about the competition. ‍Whenever I say “competition”, people seem to think I’m saying “embarrassment”, or “judgement”. ‍And this just isn’t that. ‍This kind of competing is not about placing or winning. ‍It’s about the community and about the “I did it”. ‍That “I did it” is very...
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