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

    A ‘HOLIDAY’ Paleo Challenge! What?!

    Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Events, In The Gym, Paleo Challenge | 0 comments

    A ‘HOLIDAY’ Paleo Challenge!  What?!

    Is that holiday decor I see at The Home Depot? Unfortunately it’s true.  The holiday ‘season’ (as determined by the big box shopping venues) is upon us.  You know what that means! Not only are you going to be looking at plastic Santa figurines every time you run into Costco for the next 3 months…you’re also going to be bombarded with the onslaught of Holiday Cheer:  parties, spirits, & edible neighborly gifts!  This can be a recipe for disaster.  Overeating, over-drinking…and of course the dreaded...

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    Warning: View at your own risk!

    Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

    Warning:  View at your own risk!

                    Yikes!  Now…that is commitment to the golden arches! After receiving this picture from a client–I thought is was a perfect thought to share with folks on a Friday.   I started to think about the last time I ate at McDonald’s…and really couldn’t remember.  The concept of even going out for ‘fast food’ is so far from my norm that I have a hard time realizing that millions of people still make daily trips to a variety of convenience food...

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    Congrats to our September On Rampers!

    Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in On Ramp, Uncategorized | 3 comments

    Congrats to our September On Rampers!

    We have 11 new faces joining our Elements and Low Intensity classes!  Our September On-Ramp crew wrapped up their class this week and are excited to be jumping into group classes.  In the PM On-Ramp class, folks shaved between 2 and 6 minutes off of their Day 1 time…not bad for 4 weeks of work!  Clearly the heat in the last few weeks didn’t hold these guys and gals back! Please welcome these new clients into class–and try not to scare them away with your dance moves (Mario!). Take a look at a few photos from both the AM...

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    Did you know…

    Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Events, Nutrition & Health, Outside the gym | 2 comments

    Did you know…

    That up to 80% of all foods are Genetically Modified?  Ready to learn more about the fight against GMOs?  Mark your calendars and get your tickets to see Jeffrey Smith, Anti-GMO activist, and author of  “Seeds of Deception”.  Smith will be speaking in Chico on Monday, September 19th at the Chico Family Masonic Center at 5PM. We encourage our NorCal community to make nutritional changes that are designed to improve overall health.    This includes being familiar with the source and quality of the food you are eating.  Smith...

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    Fun for the Entire Family

    Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in In The Gym | 1 comment

    Fun for the Entire Family

    Having a “NorCal” Birthday party is suppose to be our chance to give you a good healthy dose of fitness as you head into your next year of life….this usually means the trainer selectively picks movements, or ‘gifts’ as we like to call them to build into a nice little work out.  If you are lucky you get to share that work out with a handful of other folks that happened to show up at the gym for your birthday. On Tuesday night we celebrated Carrie K. and Jon M., who turned 30 and 29 respectively.  Not only did...

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    De-Mystifying Acupuncture

    Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Movement, Outside the gym, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Several months ago Jenny posted a blog about Chico Community Acupuncture. In early May we had Oliva Peters-Lazaro come do a brief presentation on how on how her practice works and specifically how acupuncture can help our clients. I’m continually amazed at how the human body functions.  After receiving multiple treatments from Olivia, I was pleasantly surprised by how much better my body was handling the typical ‘aches and pains’ that result from working out.  In addition, some chronic skin issues have subsided.  I decided to...

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    Saturday Classes CANCELED

    Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Saturday Classes CANCELED

    Come on out and join the fun this Saturday at the Mudder Nature Challenge!  All of our NorCal trainers as well as nearly 60 clients will be running, climbing, jumping and splashing our way through 3 miles of mud and obstacles. Due to the early start time of this event–we are CANCELING the 9AM and 10 AM classes on Saturday 9/10 so that trainers and clients can get on the road by 6AM. Thanks for understanding–and we’d love to see you there! Share this...

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    The Bridge to Better Fitness

    Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in In The Gym, Movement | 2 comments

    The Bridge to Better Fitness

    Over the last several months you may have noticed that we have been incorporating additional gymnastics-based movements into our programming.  Frog stands, handstands, hollow rocks and hip overs are just the tip of the gymnastics iceberg! Gymnastics movements offer you the unique opportunity to challenge your body in a way that varies from our typical multi-joint, often near max effort lifts that we practice during our strength circuits.   They require an amazing combination of strength, body awareness, and flexibility. Gymnastics...

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    Happy Birthday Mark and Julie

    Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Featured Clients, In The Gym | 1 comment

    Happy Birthday Mark and Julie

    Last year Mark showed up for his birthday work out…and he happened to be the only person in class…a personal training birthday session!  This year he not only had a co-birthday buddy, he also had 12 other people to share in the birthday fun. As a birthday “gift”, I allowed Mark and Julie actually select a couple of their favorite movements to include in their Birthday WOD…and we ended up with a 15 minute Glute and Ab burner. It was the perfect start to a Friday, and an even better way to start your birthday!  Happy Birthday...

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