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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    The sun is out…and you should be too!

    Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in News | 0 comments

    The sun is out…and you should be too!

    Next day…we have our first real day of sunshine in Chico in nearly two weeks, her dog is bouncing around…full of his normal exuberance.  We had a laugh as we decided her dog must have had case of Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.  Who knew it impacted pets too! Spring is one of my favorite seasons….it means pulling out sundresses and flip flops, longer days, warmer weather before the unbearable heat, and green hills with wildflowers.  Living in Chico, we’ve got such a small window to call...

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    And the Winners are…..

    Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in News | 6 comments

    And the Winners are…..

    Men 1st Place: Mario Barajas 2nd Place: Chris Richter 3rd Place: Kevin Dalton Women: 1st Place: Katie Stueber 2nd Place: Lee Anne Burns 3rd Place: Mona Dagy We are so proud of everyone who took part in this year’s competition!  In the last blog I mentioned how many lbs and inches folks had lost over the 8 weeks.  Well…let’s just say there was a little error on my part (not mathematical…more of a user error with my excel spreadsheet!  )…and I am pleased to announce that the true total...

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    2011 Paleo Challenge Finalist!

    Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Events, Featured Clients, News, Paleo Challenge | 3 comments

    2011 Paleo Challenge Finalist!

    We are excited to announce the following 2011 Paleo Challenge Finalists: Female Finalists: Jessica Bourne Lee Anne Burns Katie Stueber Kalin White Terri Gama Becka Robertson Roz Jungwirth Kacie Blakeslee Mona Dagy Amanda Freeman Male Finalist: Bruce Besnard Mario Barajas Jim Grether Chris Richter Chris White Shawn Crossley Robert Foxworthy Kevin Dalton Brandon Brewer So here is the low down on voting!  If you finished the Paleo Challenge (meaning you came in to take your after photos!) you will have the opportunity to vote starting today! ...

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    Make your Paleo Meals Gourmet!

    Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in News | 0 comments

    Make your Paleo Meals Gourmet!

    If this sounds familiar–we’ve got the perfect event for you.  NorCal Strength and Conditioning is teaming up with Leon’s Bistro for the 2nd year in a row!  Ann Leon is inviting us into her kitchen as she whips up a paleo-friendly multiple course meal.  You’ll have a front row seat as she demonstrates an array of recipes.  Each recipe will be served with an appropriate wine–and from my experience last year–the wine flows liberally!  You’ll leave with more then a fully...

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    The Final Week!

    Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Recipes | 7 comments

    The Final Week!

    * My wife said I look like a 12 year old trying to wear my dad’s pants…I’ve run out of belt loops and had to buy a new belt! * Client:  I can’t seem to get rid of this last little bit of belly.  Trainer:  How long did it take for you to get that belly?  This is more then an 8 week commitment! * My husband keeps trying to get me to cheat.  No, I’m not going to cheat.  I realize I’m not going to win, but this is about changing my lifestyle. * I was so resistant to giving up...

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    This week’s recipes!

    Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Recipes | 3 comments

    I know exactly how long to roast a chicken in my oven, and at what point to turn the temperature down when I am cooking a pork loin.  I now have a slew of methods and meals that I can prep for the week.  I have successfully achieved one of my 2010 resolutions:  to competently cook WITH OUT a recipe.  However–with competence, I’ve lost creativity for food.  For me, trying new recipes–meant trying new flavors and spices. This week I challenge you to try ONE new spice, and ONE new type of...

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    Mark you calendar!

    Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in News | 0 comments

    Mark you calendar!

    On March 5th, Robb Wolf will hosting his Paleo Solution Seminar at the Chico State BMU.  For more infomation, or to register click HERE.  Please note: All of our trainers will be heading to this seminar–so we are going to CANCEL our Saturday 9AM class. Also…good news for all of our Low Intensity crew! The following Saturday, March 12th, we’ll be adding a 10AM Low Intensity class to our...

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    Paleo Challenge 2011….1/2 way there!

    Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in Recipes | 0 comments

    Paleo Challenge 2011….1/2 way there!

    Here are this week’s recipes and shopping list to help you stay on track! Shopping List Every Day Paleo Pizza Simple Shrimp Ceviche Turkey Blueberry Breakfast Patties Super Spicy Paleo Chili Asparagus Basil Salad –...

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    Who’s Who:  Cheri G.

    Posted by on Feb 16, 2011 in News | 7 comments

    Who’s Who:  Cheri G.

    Cheri has been part of the NorCal family since 2008 and been kickin’ ass ever since!  She’s committed to being the healthiest she can be–and works hard to accomplish her goals.  Congrats Cheri!  Your transformation is amazing and you should be proud of how far you’ve come! How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning? I first heard about Norcal through Natalie.  We were on a break during a teacher training and we started talking about what we were doing for physical activity. ...

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