Sparking a healthy lifestyle



By Abby Walton

After 15-years as a production manager for a local home builder, Zionsville resident Jay Steinberg left to pursue his dream of opening a personal training studio.

“I’ve always been physically active and had this dream that I wanted to change lives,” he said. For Steinberg, being physically fit goes beyond someone’s exterior. “It can really change someone’s mental state as well,” he said.

In August Steinberg opened a studio in his home called Spark Fitness and Training, 4252 Sedge Ct., Zionsville.

“The reason I opened a studio in my home is so I could be around my family and also give client’s one-on-one training in a private setting,” Steinberg said.

Each of Steinberg’s sessions is 55 minutes and appointments can be made in the morning or evenings. Besides one-on-one training, he also offers small group training for up to three people. Many of Steinberg’s clients live near his home, which he said is great because for many people finding the time to exercise can be an issue. “That just takes away one of the hurdles to stay physically active,” Steinberg said.

While Steinberg is helping people achieve the physical results they want, he also said he wants to teach people how to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout the day.

“They see me for 55 minutes of the day. I want to help them learn how to make healthy eating and lifestyle choices outside of the gym,” he said, adding that he wants to help people reach their fitness goals.

“If you’ve always wanted to run a 5K and thought ‘I could never do that. I’m not a runner.’ Then I can break down into steps what you need to do to run that 5K,” he said.

Something that’s also unique to Steinberg is that he offers virtual training.

“Right now I’m training a woman in Denver, Colorado. I have a tripod that my iPad sits on so I can show her what to do. She told me what kind of equipment she had and I designed a workout from that,” he said.

If you’d like to learn more about Spark Fitness and Training, go to

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