About Matt

Matt

Matthew Brown has been involved in athletics for most of his life. He developed a huge passion for running at a very young age and ultimately competed for Chico State University in Track and Field for 4 years. After graduation he felt the continued drive to be involved in athletics in some way, and pursued a Masters degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. While working on his degree he was actively involved in the Chico State Track and Field program coaching both sprint and middle distance athletes in addition to working with them on their strength programs. His compassion for fitness and people continued to grow even after finishing his degree. He felt there was still room for growth and improvement in his overall knowledge in fitness and found a new home at Norcal Strength and Conditioning. While training at Norcal he found a new way to be competitive in fitness, and that was in the sport of Crossfit. After competing in a few competitions and training at Norcal for a year and a half he decided to pursue an opportunity as a personal trainer. He is excited to be a part of the sense of community and compassion that surrounds NorCal strength and Conditioning. Before Matthew attained his Masters degree in Kinesiology, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an option in Management. He has been a supervisor for over 13 years at a large canning and packaging corporation. Working with a variety of people offers many types of challenging situations and Matthew loves to be a part of these experiences. With his long history of involvement in management and athletics, Matthew has the skills, leadership, and enthusiasm to help motivate any person from any walk of life to achieve their fitness goals.


Posts by Matt

    Think Pink Day!

    Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Events, In The Media, Nutrition & Health, Outside the gym, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Think Pink Day!

    This upcoming Wednesday Oct. 23 from 6 am – 2 pm at Sin of Cortez they are having a Think Pink Day.  They are going to be serving pink pancakes and handing out pink ribbons and will also have information and brochures available to help women learn about how important early detection is.   All the money raised is going to stay in Butte County and will be donated to California Health Collaborative Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and Treatment Services for women.  Head on down to Sin of Cortez to support this great cause and eat...

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    2nd Annual NorCal Fall Team Challenge!

    Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Events, In The Gym, News, Uncategorized | 6 comments

    2nd Annual NorCal Fall Team Challenge!

    Hello NorCalers!  Exciting news, the NorCal Fall Team Challenge is almost here!  It will be on Saturday October 12th, and will start at 9 AM and finish approximately at 2:15 PM.  This will be an exciting event and will feature many clients who have never before competed in one of our challenges!  We are really excited about this!!! The event will consist of 3 Workouts in which athletes will be scored individually and as a team.  Each of the workouts will be testing various movements we perform at the gym on a regular basis (sorry no...

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    Who’s Who: Casey Annal

    Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Featured Clients, In The Gym | 2 comments

    Who’s Who:  Casey Annal

    Casey is one of those quiet guys that comes into the gym and works out with his wife Kayla, who isn’t as much on the quiet side…ish.  You can see him in the gym with his hat on backwards pumping out some reps silently beside you until you realize he is kicking some major ass and getting ahead of you on the workout.  One of the coolest things I can say about Casey, is that he is passionate about his health and wellness, but most importantly he is passionate about his wife Kayla.  He also saves peoples lives, no joke!...

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    Who’s Who: Michele Laine

    Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Uncategorized | 3 comments

    Who’s Who:  Michele Laine

      How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning? In 2007 a friend of mine mentioned to me the personal training offered at NorCal SC, I was in the market for a personal training after my second daughter was born. The workouts I had been doing 5-6 days a week stopped producing results, so I signed up with Nicki Violetti three days a week PT and gave it a shot!!! What is your first impression? I loved it! It was like nothing I had every done before.  The workouts were challenging every day and I loved that each workout was...

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    The Bidwell LOC

    Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Events, Featured Clients, Outside the gym, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    The Bidwell LOC

    The Bidwell LOC is the first obstacle challenge run being held in Chico’s very own Bidwell Park.  NorCal’s own Jerrad Fisher is putting the event on.  The event follows the 5k course, but includes obstacles such as hay bales, tires, tunnels, climbing walls, and swimming through Sycamore Pool (1 Mile Pool), rather than crossing the bridge. Not only do you get to climb stuff, but a portion of the proceeds goes right back to the park to support restoration of the Vita Trail.  They figure if we use the park, the least we can do is help...

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    Post Newbie Challenge

    Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Events, Featured Clients, Outside the gym | 2 comments

    Post Newbie Challenge

    Hello NorCalers!  This past weekend there was a “Newbie Challenge” in Oroville on Saturday.  Our very own Christina Curtiz and Ben Winter (Winter is Coming) competed in.  Both divisions had 40 males and 40 females from gyms ranging from Lodi to Redding.  The event consisted of 3 Workouts. First Workout was:  9 Minute Time Cap of 500m row, Then 15-12-9 of Burpee Facing Box Jumps and American Style Kettle-bell Swings (35lb/53lb) Second...

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    All Levels Class Friday and Saturday 2nd Annual Team Spring Challenge

    Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Events, Featured Clients, In The Gym, Paleo, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    All Levels Class Friday and Saturday 2nd Annual Team Spring Challenge

      Hey Norcalers!  As you all know we are hosting an in house team competition this Saturday April 20th.  There will be no Saturday classes to allow us to run a smooth event.  We have turned the level 1 class on Friday this week at 5:30 PM to an All Levels class to accommodate for the Saturday people that want to get another workout in. The first workout for the Spring Team Challenge will kickoff at 9:30 AM.  If you are an athlete I would try to get to the event no later than 9 AM so that you can warm up properly and get acquainted...

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    Beica at the 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge

    Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Events, Featured Clients, In The Gym, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Beica at the 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge

    Spring is upon us and so is the SPRING CHALLENGE! If you need inspiration, you’ll find it here on Saturday. Between watching the teams in some friendly competition and hanging with our Beica “Because I can” crew, you’ll surely be inspired. And if that doesn’t work, there’s always the awesome paleo potluck to inspire your stomach. Beica will have gear for sale. If you need a new gym shirt or help keeping the sun out of your eyes and want to look good doing it, they’ve got stuff for that. Tanks, you...

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    Judges for 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge

    Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Events, In The Gym | 0 comments

    Judges for 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge

    Hello NorCalers!  The 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge is just around the corner, Saturday April 20th.  I will have a clip board in the office for judge sign ups if you want to help volunteer for the event.  If you sign up, please put your full name and indicate what shirt size you wear (shirt will be consistent with sizes of current NorCal gear).  If you have any questions about what these positions require, please feel free to email me at matt@norcalsc.com. Share this post

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