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

    What’s your nemesis?

    Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in Featured Clients, Movement | 0 comments

    What’s your nemesis?

    Just over two years ago I began training a new client.  We were perhaps 5 or 6 sessions into training.  I had proposed box jumps (on the 10 inch box) as one of the movements for our conditioning one day–and my client looked at me–then looked at the box, and said “No Way!”.  She couldn’t even contemplate getting her body off of the ground, much less jumping 10 inches high and landing on a box!  “I’ll never get up on that thing!” she says. We all have a nemesis…perhaps it is climbing to...

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    No Symptoms? Screening still encouraged!

    Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in In The Media | 0 comments

    No Symptoms?  Screening still encouraged!

    Not sure if you are sensitive to gluten?  You’re not alone!  Most  clients that begin in our On Ramp class come in thinking that they don’t show signs of intolerance to this protein found in cereal grains…that is until they give in to that weekend cheat meal of beer and pizza!  We’ve all been there…cruising along with this ‘new’ way of eating. And then…it’s your child’s birthday, cousin’s wedding, or a college buddy in town for the weekend.  Rather then make a fuss about...

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    Functional training at its Finest!

    Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in Featured Clients | 6 comments

    Functional training at its Finest!

    Take a second right now to stop and think about what really motivates you to keep coming to the gym?  Is it to have the fastest “Fran” time on the board?  Or have the record for pushing the heaviest load in our Prowler Push Wars?  Maybe it is!  Not that there is anything wrong with being motivated to be the top dog in the gym, but for a majority of our clients–that just isn’t what drives them. Check out our client Kris F:  She started backpacking in her teens as part of school club–and 20 years ago this club...

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    New AM On-Ramp class starts July 18th!

    Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in On Ramp | 0 comments

    New AM On-Ramp class starts July 18th!

    We’ve just added another July On-ramp class starting next Monday at 7AM. Are you ready to  jump start your health and fitness? Our On Ramp class meets 3 days a week for 4 weeks.  It is designed for the generally active, injury free individual who wants ultimately to train in one of our ongoing group classes.  In this class we will expose newbies to our movement curriculum in a group format.  Movement techniques will be drilled as well as a progressive introduction to the intensity levels that are inherent in our group classes.   ...

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    Welcome to the Playground!

    Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in In The Gym, On Ramp | 4 comments

    Welcome to the Playground!

    Guest Contributor : Betsy David Congrats to our recent On Ramp Graduates who have already begun their Elements and L.I.F.T class debuts!  These folks have been a blast as they squatted, rowed, pressed, and ball slammed their hearts out over the last several weeks!  They were motivated, fun, and always up for a challenge.  Well, maybe there were a few minor whining episodes (what would a WOD review be without a few grunts and groans!).   They all bring great energy to the gym.  Some of them (not to name names – but, build.com comes to...

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    A Handy New Kitchen Tool!

    Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Nutrition & Health, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    A Handy New Kitchen Tool!

    Are you getting tired of eating your veggies the same way over and over again?  Check out this simple kitchen gadget that clients Armen and Tawny recommended!  The spiral vegetable slicer can add some excitement to your plate– just in time for the summertime zucchini harvest.  I grabbed mine from our local downtown store, Collier Hardware, but you can find it online as well. I have experimented with red onion, carrots, zucchini, and sweet potato.  My favorite was zucchini ‘fettuccine’….long ribbons of zucchini that...

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    Ice Cream, Anyone?

    Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in Nutrition & Health, Paleo, Recipes | 0 comments

    Ice Cream, Anyone?

    Doesn’t a nice big bowl of ice cream sound perfect on a muggy summer evening in Chico?  But what is one to do if you are living the modern paleo lifestyle and eating ‘clean’…no grains, no legumes….and no DAIRY!  Of course, if your food is perfect the other 95% of the time and you want the occasional splurge with a scoop of Shubert’s Chico Mint…it’s not the end of the world! But what if you could enjoy a frosty creamy treat–that is dairy free?  I’ve got a new recipe that is ...

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    Welcome new Level 1 and Level 2 Athletes!

    Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in In The Gym | 0 comments

    Welcome new Level 1 and Level 2 Athletes!

    We had a busy Saturday morning in the gym this past weekend!  In addition to our normal class schedule, we had Alan from Fleet Feet with his entire stock of the New Balance Minimus shoe. If you missed out–and are still interested–ask a trainer for a discount coupon to purchase this shoe at Fleet Feet before June 19th. I am also super excited to welcome several new faces to our Level 1 and Level 2 classes!  these guys and gals completed all of the standards all in one morning!  Congrats to Shane G., Wade D., and Brian E., who are...

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    Don’t be afraid of needles!!

    Posted by on Jun 7, 2011 in Events | 2 comments

    Don’t be afraid of needles!!

    Wonder how Jenny keeps her body on track during her games training?  Acupuncture! Acupuncture is an effective treatment for reducing many types of pain, including back pain and headaches.  In general it reduces stress and recovery time, and increases immune function and energy, all of which improve your health. This interactive class will include research on acupuncture for pain and health, demonstrations, and information on how you can best use acupuncture in your life.  Plus drawings for free treatments! When: Monday, June 13 at 8...

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