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

    Saturday with the MARINES!!!

    Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Events, Outside the gym | 6 comments

    Hey everyone if you weren’t here Saturday to see all the “fun” Katie and I were having with the Marine recruits, your in luck!  We just so happen to have a video camera on hand so check out this video and let them know what you think! Share this post

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    Happy Anniversary Monica B.

    Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in Featured Clients | 2 comments

    Happy Anniversary Monica B.

      Our 9am Low Intensity class has become very popular over the past year.  Some say it has to do with the time of day others say  it works best with their family schedule.  I say it has more to do with the dynamic of the class, I mean come on who isn’t waiting for the next Sharron Ellis comment?  This class has everything from it’s very own peanut gallery to just your everyday smartass…..which I love!  We also have Jena M. who can’t help but ask the same questions everyday, better known as “What are we...

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    Maria’s Birthday Bash!!!

    Posted by on Jun 2, 2011 in Featured Clients | 4 comments

    Hey Norcal watch Maria and company power through her birthday workout!  I also want to give folks a quick reminder that we will be holding Level 1 and Level 2 testing on June 11th, click HERE for a list of the standards you will be tested on. Share this...

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    NorCal iMovie= Fun!

    Posted by on May 11, 2011 in News | 4 comments

    NorCal iMovie= Fun!

    You be the judge! (or ask Lyle) These videos will be posted every week to our NorCal Facebook for you to enjoy.  Check out this video from last week at the gym, including footage form Kelly M. birthday workout, and our Saturday elements, plus some vintage footage from a few weeks back. Let us know what you think! Share this...

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    Planche Progression and More!

    Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in News | 0 comments

    Planche Progression and More!

    As for the other part of my previous post we have also been working free standing handstands, trying to get a solid 30 seconds (not walking).  So far we have one, Glen C. other than that a few have been able to hold 8-12 seconds (again without moving) in a solid position.  This has been fun stuff to coach as the majority of it is new to me as well.  If you interested in these types of exercises/movements you should really consider the Ido Portal 2 day seminar/workshop we are hosting Saturday 4/30 and Sunday 5/1.  Click...

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    Donations for a Great Cause!

    Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Events, News | 0 comments

    Donations for a Great Cause!

    Check out the post which was posted on March 2 for more details. I will be picking up all of your tax-deductable donations on March 28.  Please make your check payable to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, with a notation for the Shawn and Tom Firefighter Memorial Run. Please give checks to Shawn Gower at the gym. If you would like to find out more about the Wildland Fire Fighter Foundation click here. Thank you for your support. Colin Switzer Share this...

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    Paleo Talk Seminar with Sarah Fragoso and Chrissy Gower

    Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Events, News, Nutrition & Health, Paleo | 2 comments

    Paleo Talk Seminar with Sarah Fragoso and Chrissy Gower

    Both Sarah and Chrissy started their Paleo journey here at NorCal Strength and Conditioning so it seems perfect for them to have the first ever Paleo Talk Seminar here in the gym where it all began. This seminar will be held on Sunday, April 17th from 9am-5pm at NorCal S&C. Topics covered in this seminar will include learning the ins and outs of stocking a paleo kitchen, how to implement paleo with your family, learn the benefits of a paleo pregnancy, how to implement paleo nutrition to your growing children, and gain understanding of the...

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    Schedule Changes: Level 1 and Strength Class

    Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in News | 1 comment

    Schedule Changes: Level 1 and Strength Class

    This is much like the Olympic lifting class in the sense they both have some prerequisites.  Max week was a huge success in the strength class, I believe everyone present had PR’s (personal records) in everything from dead lifts to chin ups and back squat to dips!  We are looking forward to the start of this next cycle of the strength class it is a great group!  Speaking of Max week check out Josh F. rocking a 720lbs prowler push and Veronica O. easily pushing 500lbs! Share this...

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    Wildland Firefighter Foundation

    Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in News | 1 comment

    Wildland Firefighter Foundation

    I have been afforded a great opportunity that I would like to propose to you.  I am a wildland firefighter with the United States Forest Service on the Lassen National Forest.  I work in the beautiful mountain town of Chester on the Chester Fly Crew, a helitack crew that responds to wild fires by helicopter and either rappels into them or lands nearby to hike in and control the fire.  Like the community we have at Nor Cal, I also have the privilege of being a part of a community and family full of people who share the same...

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