About Natalie

Natalie Taylor has been participating in sports and fitness activities for over 25 years. She was both a competitive gymnast and swimmer and these activities led into coaching jobs as she earned her degree in physical education. Natalie is a graduate of the Chico State teaching credential program and has been teaching physical education or coaching for nearly 20 years. She has coached both High School and Junior High Volleyball, and the Cross Country and Track and Field intramural program at the local junior high school. Her interest in running and triathlons as well as her background in gymnastics create a superior combination for clients wanting a balanced workout of endurance and strength or clients interested in supplementing their endurance activities with much needed power/speed training and oft neglected flexibility. Finding time for fitness isn’t always easy—however, in just one hour with Natalie you will work multi-joint strength development, speed, stamina and flexibility. What keeps clients coming back? Every session is unique, so boredom never stands a chance! Natalie holds her NSCA CPT, as well as a variety of Cross Fit certifications. Natalie will help to make fitness a functional and successful part of your life.


Posts by Natalie

    Sugarholic…is that you?

    Posted by on Jul 1, 2010 in News | 5 comments

    We’ve heard it all…and trust me…we’ve said it all too!  We all want someone else to give us approval that one little slip isn’t going to send us down the road to poor health.  Well, let me tell you–it is a slippery slope!  One poor choice can often lead to another.  We’re not hard wired to resist temptation. I’m the first to admit that I LOVE ice cream.  I’d eat it every night if it was in my freezer…which is exactly the reason why it’s not!  I...

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    Abundance of Seasonal veggies???

    Posted by on Jun 28, 2010 in Recipes | 0 comments

    Abundance of Seasonal veggies???

    Karen J. brought in a huge bag of yellow squash and zucchini last week.  I also happened to get 3 lbs of zuchs in my CSA box….So in an effort to not waste one little vegetable I decided to break out my dehydrator and see if I could take a crack at making vegetable chips out of this first crop of summer squash. This is my first go at making veggie chips…but it won’t be my last.  Summer Squash Veggie Chips 6-8 summer squash 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar sea salt For best results, use a food...

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    Staying Fit while on the Road

    Posted by on Jun 22, 2010 in News | 2 comments

    Staying Fit while on the Road

    Now, there is nothing wrong with traveling. However, it may put a glitch in your personal goals and strength gains.  Being on the road requires a little more creativity in order to stay active. When I think of traveling I think of four different situations: staying in a hotel, staying with friends or relatives, staying in a different location almost every day, and camping. Hotel: In all of these situations, working on your body-weight movements is your best option.  Hotel room work outs are probably the most space sensitive. ...

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    Farmers Market Galore

    Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 in News | 5 comments

    Farmers Market Galore

    Lo and behold…we’ve got a Farmers Market on this end of town! Who knew?  Maybe I’m the last one in on this secret, but just in case–I thought I’d spread the word about all of the Farmers Markets that happen all week long. Tuesday 2-6PM Enloe Conference Center parking lot Wednesday 7:30-noon North Valley Plaza Mall Thursday 6-9PM Downtown Chico Friday 2-6PM at the CARD park, East 16th Street and C Saturday 7:30AM -1PM Wall & East 2nd Street Saturday & Sunday 9AM-2PM Butte College, Chico Center...

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    The big 3-9!

    Posted by on Jun 15, 2010 in News | 2 comments

    The big 3-9!

    Could it be all of that clean eating and consistent exercise that’s keeping her looking so young?  Hmmm….seems like there is something behind all of this nutrition and exercise thing ! The AM class was happy to mix it up a bit to celebrate Kelly’s birthday.  We did a little partner chipper….39 of everything of course, and a weighted ball run in between!  Props to my AM and PM crew that suffered through it together! Everybody knows that birthdays call for somethin’ special! Happy Birthday Kelly...

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    Who’s Who:  Dain S.

    Posted by on Jun 10, 2010 in News | 7 comments

    Who’s Who:  Dain S.

    How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning? I used to produce radio spots for the gym long ago. My co-worker and good friend Steve Pankhurst enrolled me as a gag. My first session I turned so sick and green that Robb swore I’d never return. That was 2006. Favorite WOD/lift: I enjoy WODs that really make me question why the EFF I am even in there at 6am. I have a very masochistic relationship with NorCal. Back and Overhead squats are my favorite lift I have always wanted…: A pet lemur. Lemurs are pretty...

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    Chicken Pizza–you’ll never miss the crust!

    Posted by on Jun 8, 2010 in Recipes | 1 comment

    Chicken Pizza–you’ll never miss the crust!

    Chicken Pizza Ingredients: 1 lb package chicken ( I used thighs) 1 tbsp Italian seasoning 4 cloves of garlic 3 egg whites pizza sauce of choice toppings as you like (sausage, bell pepper, red onion, olives, sundried tomato, feta) parchment paper pizza pan Directions: Preheat oven to 425 Boil chicken until cooked (10-15 min.). While chicken is cooking, combine egg whites and Italian seasoning in a large bowl.  Finely chop garlic (or use food processor), then add to egg whites and Italian seasoning. After chicken is cooked, use...

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    Saturday Fun!

    Posted by on Jun 4, 2010 in News | 5 comments

    Saturday Fun!

    Now–speaking of Saturday fun…. If you walked through the door at 9am LAST Saturday, you were in for a killer WOD. Yep, it just so happened that Cassie H. had her birthday that very same day. Luckily for all those involved, she only turned 26… Rather than doing the scheduled WOD, I opted to whip her up a little something special, especially since she shared with me that she had spent Friday night drinking a fair amount of tequila with friends!  The workout started with a lovely 800 jog down to Baja (more tequila...

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    Need Help with your Nutrition?

    Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in News | 1 comment

    Need Help  with your Nutrition?

    She is a Registered Dietitian who has been gearing up to provide one-on-one nutrition counseling here at Norcal SC.  For those of you who want to accelerate your progress toward body composition goals or simply improve your diet, she can help you out. Elizabeth obtained her BS in Nutrition and Food Science from CSU, Chico.  She continued with graduate school in Portland, Oregon earning her MS in Clinical Nutrition at Oregon Health & Science University.  She has experience in pediatrics, including diabetes counseling and...

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