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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Jacki Strand: Reflections On The Journey

There’s nothing like a  “Paleo Challenge” to get people thinking about their eating habits, diet, and even lifestyle. For those curious, participation can be the spark they need to fully commit to a “Paleo” lifestyle. For others, it can refocus their goals and be the commitment device they need to keep them accountable. However, self imposed commitment devices...
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6 Month Transformation: Michell Remley

I know I just wrote a blog a week or so ago on Michell Remley congratulating her on her 6 month anniversary with us here at Norcal Strength and Conditioning…but after that post went up we took her 6-month photos.  Amazed, inspired, and proud of her, I knew we had to share her journey thus far with you all.  Below is an interview I had with Michell and some more insight from her on how...
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