About Nicki

Nicki Violetti has a long history of competitive athletics and is the only trainer at NorCal Strength and Conditioning who has competed at the collegiate level, not in one sport, but three: volleyball, swimming, and track & field. Nicki is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds Level III CrossFit trainer and USAW Level I Olympic Weightlifting Coach certifications. Nicki brings her understanding of teamwork, motivation and goal setting/completion to her coaching with remarkable results. She will help you delineate your goals and provide you with the support, knowledge and focus to achieve your fitness potential. In addition to Nicki’s fitness background, she has a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and speaks Italian, Spanish and a fair amount of Russian. She is also co-publisher of The Performance Menu.


Posts by Nicki

    New classes!

    Posted by on Jan 13, 2009 in News | 0 comments

    New classes!

    All of our January On Ramps are in session!  Check out a few pics!  Also, newly posted February On Ramp dates: Feb 2 – Feb 27 MWF 6am Feb 9 – March 5 Mon/Wed/Thurs 7pm Spaces fill quickly so sign up...

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    New Deadlift PR’s!

    Posted by on Jan 12, 2009 in News | 1 comment

    New Deadlift PR’s!

    Also, we had an awesome weekend hosting Coach Mark Rippetoe and CrossFit’s Basic Barbell certification!  Here are some highlight photos…check out the gallery for more! And here is Tamara from CrossFit Oakland benching 175 for 3 sets of 5! ...

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    Blogging for accountability!

    Posted by on Jan 9, 2009 in News | 4 comments

    Blogging for accountability!

    David has already made some amazing progress, and we’ve crossed some hurdles that at times I didn’t think were possible.  When he first came through our doors we argued (he’s an attorney so these arguments were always fun!) to get him to drink regular water.  At the time he only drank flavored water with artificial sweeteners or Coke or Mountain Dew.  Now he is gluten free and drinks (and even enjoys) plain old water with fresh lemon juice.  He is also working to eat breakfast, keep his carb intake down as well as try...

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    Dutch is coming!

    Posted by on Jan 7, 2009 in News | 4 comments

    Dutch is coming!

    Also, we are hosting the Dutch Lowy training seminar on January 21-22.  The seminar is geared towards helping folks who are already CF Level 1 certified to be better prepared for the rigorous Level 2 cert. We have a solid team of participants for our Paleo Challenge!  For those of you participating, please feel free to share any recipes or time saving tricks you’re using to keep you on track and successful!  We’d love to post them...

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    Loving the Cluster!

    Posted by on Jan 6, 2009 in News | 1 comment

    Loving the Cluster!

    Check out Chrissy and Margaret staying on the minute! There are only 2 spots left in our evening On Ramp that begins next Tues, January 13th!  If you know someone who’s interested be sure to have them sign up! Also, reminder that if you want to participate in the Paleo challenge be sure to get your photos taken by tomorrow – Jan 7th!

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    7 Week Paleo Challenge!

    Posted by on Jan 2, 2009 in News | 10 comments

    7 Week Paleo Challenge!

    Those who wish to participate will have the additional motivation of your fellow CrossFitters as well as the motivation to win some kick-ass prizes (including 3 months free group training at CrossFit NorCal, personal training sessions, massage, gift cards to Olive Couture, gift cards for auto detailing, oil changes and MORE!) Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the most stunning physique transformation.  This contest is not based on weight loss, so even if you don’t have a whole lot of weight to lose you can...

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    Happy New Year 2009!

    Posted by on Jan 1, 2009 in News | 3 comments

    Happy New Year 2009!

    New Year’s team workout. For time: 200+9 reps of each: Double unders Situps Squats Pullups Check out the results: Oh, and Congrats to Carleigh from CF Las Vegas on her first pullup! And get ready for the 7 week CF NorCal Paleo Challenge!  Dial in your nutrition and get sexy!  Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Full details...

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    Quick Easy Tasty Spicy Paleo Dinner!

    Posted by on Dec 29, 2008 in Recipes | 2 comments

    Quick Easy Tasty Spicy Paleo Dinner!

    Mexican Style Hash 1 package of lean ground beef 1 package of hot Italian sausage 8 small zucchini 4 carrots Slice up the sausage and throw it in a skillet with the ground beef. Cook until browned in a fair amount of olive oil. Add spices liberally: garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, cilantro, paprika, and if you want to get wild, 1 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa for a Mole style extravaganza! In a food processor, shred zucchini and carrots.  Add to sausage and ground beef mixture.  Cook for about 15-20 minutes until everything...

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    New Year’s Info…

    Posted by on Dec 26, 2008 in News | 0 comments

    NEW YEAR’S WORKOUT! We will be having an all levels New Year’s Workout at 10:00 on Thursday January 1st!  The 6am and 7am classes that day will be cancelled.  Sleep in and come train at 10am!  It’s gonna be a goodie:) If you have a friend who is not a current client feel free to bring him/her on New Year’s day to get a little taste of what we do.

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