About Shawn

Shawn

Shawn Gower is the Operations Manager at NorCal Strength and Conditioning. Shawn draws upon his experience as a State level wrestler and lifelong athlete when constructing programming, be it for his popular group fitness classes or personal training. Shawn works with a wide variety of clients, however his passion is the training of competitive athletes, especially from combative disciplines such as MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and boxing. If you are looking for fast paced training and exacting attention to detail you will love your experience working with Shawn.


Posts by Shawn

    Fall Challenge and New NorCal “Movie”

    Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Events, In The Gym, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Fall Challenge and New NorCal “Movie”

    Happy Friday everyone!  If you were unable to make it out last weekend to the 2013 Fall Challenge you missed a great event!  As always there were a few folks that really surprised us and tons that inspired us.  We put these events on for a number of reasons, but of course number one is our members.  It amazes us all to see how well everyone works together in the team setting, knowing they had no time to practice or work together prior to the day of the event.  We owe this to our community.  It is obvious to anyone that is part of NorCal,...

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    Who’s Who: Jeff Fitzer

    Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Who’s Who: Jeff Fitzer

    I had the pleasure of coaching Jeff in his On Ramp class last year and have enjoyed having him in the gym ever since!  He is a great athlete with a crazy vertical jump.  Jeff is also the only person that can come to a class at NorCal and successfully not say a single word……to anyone  He has shown HUGE support at every NorCal event since joining.  Whether it is at book signing or one of our weekend events the man ALWAYS makes an appearance.  We appreciate you Jeff and look forward to many more years working with you!  Glad...

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    Who’s who and happy birthday: Leslie W.

    Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Uncategorized | 3 comments

    Who’s who and happy birthday: Leslie W.

    A very happy birthday to one of NorCals favorite clients. Yesterday, the 9am LIFT class celebrated in style in honor of Leslie’s birthday. Here’s to another year of looking and feeling young, healthy, and fabulous…and rolling out your “IT band”. Get to know Leslie a little more in the Q and A below. How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning? From Lindsey & Gail Cafferata What is your first impression? I loved it from day one of on-ramp. I rearranged my life to include NorCal...

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    Who’s Who: Renae Steel

    Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Testimonials, Uncategorized | 4 comments

    Who’s Who: Renae Steel

    You have all seen the tall blonde quietly  dead lifting 225lbs in class and always smiling.  We are very fortunate to have gals like Renae in the gym…she keeps the guys honest.  On a serious note WE LOVE having Renae in the gym for so many reasons.  She has a constant drive, always looking to improve and ….wait for it….wait for it….she is COACHABLE!!!  That is a huge reason for Renae’s success. She listens, asks questions and more importantly she wants to be better!  It wasn’t till I read her...

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    The Hunter & The Farmer….

    Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Events, Featured Clients, Nutrition & Health, Outside the gym, Paleo, Uncategorized | 12 comments

    The Hunter & The Farmer….

    We have GREAT news for all.  We will have the latest and he greatest Gluten free Paleo food truck at the NorCal Fall Challenge!  You all may know the owners/operators they are two of NorCal’s favorite clients, Jenna Hunter (The Hunter) and Analise Farmer (The Farmer).  Funny enough you couldn’t make this up if you tried.  Anyhow, they will be serving a variety of “Paleo” friendly meals as well as sides.  They only use fresh locally grown veggies and grass-fed meats from Turri Family Farms.  On top of offering...

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    Who’s Who: Richard Hawkins

    Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Testimonials, Uncategorized | 12 comments

    Who’s Who: Richard Hawkins

    Most of you know Richard H. from the gym, but for those that don’t PLEASE take a few moments to read over this Q&A.  Rich somehow “forgets” to mention  that he has lost over 50 pounds and has recently tested into Level 1, which he passed with flying colors.  Rich is a poster child for NorCal and we love having him as part of our family!  I know Rich has just scratched the surface of his true potential in the gym, but with his positive attitude and drive he will reach all his goals listed below and then some.  ...

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    Paleo Slow Cooking Book Signing

    Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Events, Outside the gym, Paleo, Recipes | 2 comments

    Paleo Slow Cooking Book Signing

    Chrissy will be at Lyon Books in downtown Chico on Monday, October 1st for a book signing at 7pm. Her book Paleo Slow Cooking: Gluten Free Recipes Made Simple has been a project she has been working on over the past year. In fact many of you have sampled the recipes at our NorCal potlucks and a few gym birthday celebrations. Be sure to bring your book and come on down to Lyon Books to get it signed and say hi! Lyon Books will also have books available to purchase if you have not gotten your copy yet. See you there! Share this...

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    The Latest NorCal Video…..ish

    Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Uncategorized | 5 comments

    The Latest NorCal Video…..ish

    Where to start?  These three ladies took time out of their busy schedules to contribute to the NorCal video library.  One word.  Wow!  From cutting edge editing to their “stellar” movements these “No Reppers” may have a future ahead of them.  Things like last place ribbons, DNF’s, injuries, are just a few I can see in their immediate future. In all seriousness thank you Katie, Roz and Jaime for taking the time to make this video…it is Awesome and it made my day! Share this post

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    Best/Funniest Comment Wins!!!

    Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Uncategorized | 15 comments

    Best/Funniest Comment Wins!!!

    We are posting one simple picture today of our good friend John K.  to see what people think/assume he is doing in the picture below.  If it is any help we have no clue what he is doing or even how he got in this position by himself.  May the funniest comment win!  Good luck to you all!  The winner will receive a copy of “Paleo Slow Cooking” or a New Norcal T-Shirt! Share this...

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