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

    Jenny LaBaw Crossfit Regionals

    Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Events, Featured Clients, News, Outside the gym | 1 comment

    Jenny LaBaw Crossfit Regionals

    Maybe you haven’t heard, but NorCal Strength and Conditioning Coach Jenny LaBaw is a great crossfitter.  She is heading to NorCal Regionals this weekend to compete with some of the very best in the world.  First day of competition kicks off on Friday, May 30th and ends on Sunday, June 1st.  If you want to get tickets for this event (it is at an indoors facility), click here to get your tickets before they sell out.  This tends to be a very large event, so I am unsure if they will have tickets at the door or not.  If you want more...

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    Is My Mobility Improving?

    Posted by on May 20, 2014 in In The Gym, Movement, Testimonials, Uncategorized | 3 comments

    Is My Mobility Improving?

    “Is My Mobility Improving.”  This is a good question.  I used to ask myself this all the time. and I still do.  Before I answer this question, let’s talk about a journey I took and where it has taken me. Before I joined NorCal in 2009, yes I’ve been here awhile, I had no idea there was a growing movement in the Crossfit community…something they called “Mobility.”  I was introduced to this concept when I first took On Ramp at NorCal in November 2009, and guess who was my trainer…Cindy Oji....

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    NorCal Winter Team Challenge!

    Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Events, In The Gym, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    NorCal Winter Team Challenge!

    Hello NorCalers!  This Saturday January 25th is our 1st Annual NorCal Winter Team Challenge!  We are super excited for this event as it will feature twelve very athletic teams from Northern California and the Tahoe area.  NorCal will be featuring two teams of our very own.  We would love to see all of you come out to show your support for all the teams.  There is a $5 entry at the door to support the Kevin Ogar fundraiser. The event will start promptly at 9 AM and is tentatively scheduled to be over at 2:30 PM.  The Hunter and The Farmer...

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    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 | 11 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 | 2 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 | 1 comment

    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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