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.


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    Dates and Times

    Posted by on Aug 11, 2009 in News | 1 comment

    Dates and Times

    This Saturday we will hold our Level 1 Testing–so sign up by clicking on the “store” tab and get your name on the roster!  Testing will begin at 9AM. Next Tuesday, August 18th, Robb will be holding his 2nd Nutrition Talk–starting at 7:30.  This month’s topic: Everything you ever wanted to know (and then some!) about…INSULIN! And finally–beginning Tuesday, September 1st–all of the 4:15 and 5:15 classes will be pushed back to start at 4:30 and 5:30. Share this...

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    Mike’s Summer Garden Bounty

    Posted by on Aug 10, 2009 in News | 5 comments

    Mike’s Summer Garden Bounty

    Mike has been experimenting with gardening—and shared some photos of his summer crops.  He uses a gardening technique made popular by John Jeavons —which allows for greater yield and uses “less water, land, machinery, and fertilizer—and more human labor”.  Sounds perfect for a mobile, paleo-eatin’ cross fitter!  Check out John Jeavon’s book “How to Grow More Vegetables” on the web. Take a look at what Mike’s got growing in his garden:  Rodin Lettuce, a variety of summer squash, heirloom...

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    The 2009 Paleo Challenge Finalists…

    Posted by on Aug 9, 2009 in News | 5 comments

    Congratulations for all of the hard work both in and out of the gym!  Voting for the over all winner will take place this week–and if you were one of the 17 clients who took after photos–you’ll have the opportunity to cast your vote on Monday and Tuesday this week. Stay posted for final resulsts… In the meantime, check out this entertaining clip on eating Paleo… Share this...

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    Level 1 Testing…August 15th at 9AM!

    Posted by on Aug 5, 2009 in News | 0 comments

    Level 1 Testing…August 15th at 9AM!

    If you are wondering what the Level 1 testing is all about–pick up a skills card from a trainer—and check out the list of skills you need in order to consider testing.  Here are just a few of the things that we’ll be taking a look at: –Ability to safely dead lift 3/4 body weight –10 consecutive push-ups –Standing Press at 1/4 body weight –3 pull-ups –1 or 3 dips (women/men) – 2000 M row in under 9:50 (W) or 8:10 (M) –7 Rounds of Cindy in under 20 minutes – 400 M run...

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    Summer Soup

    Posted by on Aug 3, 2009 in Recipes | 2 comments

    Summer Soup

    However–this was the week–the one I’d been waiting for!  I had a huge bag of tomatoes in every color, and I knew just how I was going to use them.  This is my ultimate summer time tomatoe recipe–Gazpacho–a cold soup made from tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, olive oil and vinegar.  It is perfect for lunch or dinner–with some protein served on the side.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cucumbers–peeled and sliced 5 tomatoes–cored and quartered 2 bell peppers–diced 3 garlic...

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    One Hundred and Ninety

    Posted by on Aug 1, 2009 in News | 6 comments

    One Hundred and Ninety

    We did a pull-up on the minute, increasing by one each minute for as long as you could complete the full number of required reps in the 60 seconds.  So…do the math with me here…on minute number one, Lani did 1 pull-up, on minute number two, he did 2 pull-ups, on minute three he did 3 pull-ups….ALL THE WAY TO 19 MINUTES!  That is a boatload of pull-ups in less then 20 minutes!  We had a few folks hit the 10 minute mark–which is 55 reps–but that is when it really starts getting hard–and the...

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    Take your pictures this week!!

    Posted by on Jul 28, 2009 in News | 2 comments

    Take your pictures this week!!

    The competition has gotten pretty serious these last few weeks as we approached the end of the month.  There is nothing like the pressure of baring it all in front of the camera–we all know the camera shows no mercy If I recall correctly there was a little bit of male grooming and perhaps a trip to Tropi-Tana before our last round of photos…. Tan or no tan—making good choices about your nutrition will have significant results in your body composition– just take a look at these photos…..just one of our...

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    Southwest Slaw…with just a touch of heat

    Posted by on Jul 27, 2009 in Recipes | 2 comments

    Southwest Slaw…with just a touch of heat

    However—that just goes against all my nutritional insight, so in an effort to hold up my reputation for bringing something delicious AND something that isn’t going to send me (and my family) into a sugar coma, I thought I’d branch out a bit.  Instead of a sinfully decadent dessert, I threw together this recipe that I pulled out of Sunset Magazine last July.  I modified it a bit….by buying pre-packaged veggies to save on time.  It is quick, oven-free, almost paleo, AND…SPICY!  So have a beer...

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    Chicken Waldorf Salad–perfect for a HOT summer day

    Posted by on Jul 17, 2009 in Recipes | 2 comments

    Chicken Waldorf Salad–perfect for a HOT summer day

    Chicken Waldorf Salad 1 Roasted Chicken from Costco 1 tbl. honey 1 apple 1/2 red onion 4 stalks of celery 1/2 cup pecans dash of lemon juice (optional) Mayonnaise- desired consistency similar to tuna salad Cinnamon to taste Grapes Mix honey and mayonnaise and dash of lemon juice.  Shred chicken.  Add honey-mayo mix to chicken.  Chop apple, onion, pecans, and celery and add to mixture, sprinkle cinnamon and mix again. Serve over a bed of lettuce, and top with handful of grapes.  Presto!  A perfect summer meal...

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