Who’s Who: R.C. Smith

It’s time we officially thank and highlight the man that helps weld together NorCal Strength and Conditioning.  No, I am not figuratively talking about Shawn’s OCD qualities or Matt’s amazing ability to start dance parties from possibly the worst songs known to man (aka: Today’s Hits on Pandora).  The man I am talking about literally welds this place together.  R.C....
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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...
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Renee Sacks-Smith: A Year in Reflection

So, tell us who you are, where you’re from, and how you heard about “Paleo” & NorCal S&C? “I’m Renee Sacks-Smith, 48 yrs old 3rd generation native “Chicoan”, mom to 2 kids, and daughter of a mother living with stage 4 breast cancer. I heard about the Paleo lifestyle a little from reading about it, but learned a lot from my neighbor Justin. I also heard...
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Life’s a Journey

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!” –Unknown As I often say, “I’m not that smart. I just quote smart people.”… and...
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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...
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The Path Already Taken

Today, I simply want to highlight a recent post from Robb’s blog, robbwolf.com (You can navigate to it from the link below). Now I know some people hate it when a post links to another post, so I’ll save you time and tell you it’s just another “success story”. The short version is: I was sick, and the doctors were wrong. I gave up gluten, and felt better. Then I...
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