About Katie

Katie DeLuca is a native of Durham and has been involved with sports for the majority of her life. In addition to playing basketball at both the high school and junior college level, she also has experience with Cross Country, volleyball, and softball. Although her hunger to compete is still strong, Katie yearned for more than what competitive sports had to offer, and after her 8th year of playing basketball, she made the transition from competitive athlete to coach. For the last five years, she has been under the tutelage of NorCal Strength and Conditioning gym owners and head coaches Robb Wolf and Nicki Violetti, honing her coaching skills and developing an ever increasing knowledge of fitness and nutrition. To help expand her knowledge of exercise and nutrition, Katie has attended several coaching seminars and has received numerous certifications, including: Paleo Solution Nutrition Certification through Robb Wolf, CrossFit Level 1 Certification, CrossFit Kids Certification, Olympic Weightlifting Certification through Catalyst Athletics, Kettle Bell Certification, and an ASEP Certification. To improve her understanding of barbell exercises, she worked with world-renowned strength and conditioning coach Mark Rippetoe and was featured in his bestselling DVD Starting Strength. With the goal to share her unique knowledge of exercise and nutrition with kids, DeLuca coached both basketball and volleyball summer camps, as well as helped train the Durham High School football team in strength and conditioning. Through her experience as an athlete and coach, she has developed a firm understanding of the Paleo diet, as well as zone requirements as it relates to weight loss and performance. And as a frequent contributor to the NorCal SC blog, she is always cooking up new Paleo friendly recipes to share with her clients and coaching staff. As a personal trainer, Katie maintains a positive attitude and keeps her clients performing at their best by programming challenging yet enjoyable workouts. With a keen eye for movement, she spends an ample amount of time dialing in technique, giving her clients the tools they need to reach their full potential. With a rich background in both competitive sports and general fitness, Katie is equipped with the necessary tools to coach a variety of clients. Whether your goal is to lose weight and get fit, or make gains in your respected sport, she is an excellent coach to have in your corner. Although Katie is currently working for her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology at Chico State, she is available in the morning and evening for private training sessions.


Posts by Katie

    Weekend Project: Kraut!

    Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in Nutrition & Health, Paleo, Recipes | 6 comments

    Weekend Project: Kraut!

    I recently bought a Harsch Gairtopf fermenting crock and it has been turning over excellent batches of Kraut. I highly recommend it, but if your on a budget then shown below is how you can make it with darn near anything. Here is a recipe for sauerkraut: Ingredients- 5 pounds of cabbage and 3 tablespoons of salt (non-iodized). Sea salt works great. Equipment- A Harsch Gairtopf Crock or A ceramic crock or gallon bucket, a plate that fits snugly inside the bucket, a gallon of water and cheese cloth or a pillow case to cover the crock/bucket. 1....

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    “A Ballet in the Pasture”

    Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in News | 5 comments

    “A Ballet in the Pasture”

    Initially I came to Norcal S&C to exercise but soon learned that the gym had much more depth. It was a supportive family environment, a social outlet and above all a way of life and eating. Coming from a vegetarian background I quickly tuned into Robb’s emphasis on buying fresh, local, in season, humanly harvested foods. This drew me in further. My respect for Robb Wolf and his gym multiplied as I saw his focus was on society’s well being and the whole person. This emphasis was one on quality over quantity and long term...

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    Abs are made in the kitchen

    Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in News | 5 comments

    Abs are made in the kitchen

    People are especially curious about diet right now because the Paleo Challenge is here. They want to win and I don’t blame them! Most clients have gone Paleo, but its been on the 80/20 rule. Eat perfect 80% of the time and allow yourself to slip 20% and you will still make great progress. This definitely works and I’ve seen many people get great results off this. Unfortunately though, when it comes to getting that six pack and crushing the competition, you are going to have to be more diligent. Every one is different, but there are still...

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    Pigs For Sale

    Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in News | 2 comments

    Pigs For Sale

    So, this is how it works: The cost of the full live hog is $300. The buyer is responsible for the kill charge and meat processing. This cost will vary based on which cuts are selected. The buyer will need to pay the processor directly and pick up their own meat. The deposit on a live hog is $100. The deposit is needed by 2/11. My mother, Gale Carrillo, is the one in charge of the piggies, so make sure you contact her if your interested. To reserve a hog or to get more information send an email to . It will be first come, first serve....

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    Simple Photo Food Log

    Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in News | 0 comments

    Simple Photo Food Log

    It is super simple to use and once your weekly food journal is complete, you can easily email it to one of us trainers! For breakfast I had; Elk steak cut up with 2 eggs. Sweet potato with cinnamon and coconut oil. Coffee with coconut oil and coconut butter in it Thank you Mark for all the wild game!!! Share this post

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    The Power of Local Food

    Posted by on Jan 13, 2011 in News | 1 comment

    Brief Description: Joel Salatin will speak about alternative agriculture and the power of local food. Location, Date, Time: Chico Masonic Family Center 1110 West East Avenue Chico, California 95926 January 17th The doors open at 5:30pm For Tickets: contact Chaffin Orchards Visit Chaffinfamilyorchards.com to join the mailing list and get updates like this on a monthly basis!  Or see them in person and grab some of their delicious grass fed beef at the Saturday farmer’s market:) Share this...

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    Dairy Free Creamer

    Posted by on Jan 7, 2011 in News | 8 comments

    Dairy Free Creamer

    At the moment, you will find Nutiva coconut oil and Tropical Traditions coconut creme in my kitchen. I have tried quite a few coconut oils/butters and I have to say that I love the Artisana and Nutiva brands the best. They have the most “coconutty” flavor. I feel as if these brands are the best for your coffee, but all brands are good for the body:) Don’t just think of coconut oil as a coffee creamer substitute. Use coconut oil on your body as a moisturizer, as a hair treatment, tanning oil, use it to cook vegetables, as a substitute...

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    Remember to be Thankful for Our Troops

    Posted by on Dec 15, 2010 in News | 0 comments

    Remember to be Thankful for Our Troops

    We joined them at their monthly pool function and put them through a quick little workout. We had them run through some bear crawls, burpee broad jumps, sprints and of course had them do a plank push up finisher. Needless to say they all showed tremendous heart and did great. It was muddy, slippery, cold and wet, yet not a single one complained. The recruits pushed hard and all of them finished the workout well before the time cap. They were a great bunch of guys and gals. We cannot thank them enough for their services. Share this...

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    Fit For Duty Inc.

    Posted by on Dec 14, 2010 in News | 3 comments

    And these people have quite the variables to factor in. Car accidents, structure fires, wild fires, storms, armed criminals, unpredictable situations, lack of sleep, 24 hour shifts and the list goes on. For these men and women, being in shape is the foundation of providing the public and themselves with safe, sound and effective service. It can never be appreciated enough. If they are in shape, the public can expect to be assisted quicker and more efficiently, hence saving many more lives. Seconds matter in these situations. So thank you Lani,...

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