2014 NorCal Team Challenge Recap!

Congratulations and a big thank you to all the competitors from Saturdays event. Twelve teams from ten different gyms came together and put on quite a show. If you were there then you know exactly what I am talking about, but if you missed it let me give you a little run down of the days events. The morning kicked off with workout #1 which consisted of: Workout # 2 completed as a team: ...
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NorCal Winter Team Challenge!

Hello NorCalers!  This Saturday January 25th is our 1st Annual NorCal Winter Team Challenge!  We are super excited for this event as it will feature twelve very athletic teams from Northern California and the Tahoe area.  NorCal will be featuring two teams of our very own.  We would love to see all of you come out to show your support for all the teams.  There is a $5 entry at the door to...
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Support Kevin Ogar

On January 12th Kevin Ogar was competing at a CrossFit competition in Orange County where he suffered a serious spine injury. Kevin is a coach at CrossFit Unbroken in Colorado. I believe Kevin has now undergone two surgeries and has already started physical therapy. Fundraising efforts have been put in place to help relieve some of the financial stress Kevin will endure throughout his recovery...
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Mobility Class Schedule Change

Starting next Thursday, January 23rd the 6:30pm Mobility class will be moved to 5:30pm. We hope that this enables many of you to take advantage of this earlier time slot and get mobile. If you have yet to experience one of our Mobility classes….I highly recommend giving it a try. You might just find yourself making faces that you never thought possible, laughing hysterically, and cringing...
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Nutrition Support Groups

Happy New Year, NorCal! I’d like to try and help those of you that made a resolution to eat healthier or lose some of those extra pounds succeed this year by offering you support. It’s easy to make a few resolutions at the start of each year but it seems a lot harder to stick with them until the goal has been attained. Statistically only 8% of us see these resolutions through to the end and...
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Happy Birthday Alan J.!!

Hope you all had a fabulous 2013! If you stopped in for a workout at 9am or 10am on Tuesday, then odds are you participated in Alan’s “Healthy 55″ birthday workout. The “Healthy 55″ is just a tad bit better than the “Filthy Fifty”. :) Here are a few pictures from his celebratory workout. Happy Birthday Alan and cheers to a healthy and happy...
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2014 Polar Bear Swim

A new year is upon us and what better way to start it off than with your Norcal Family…. jumping into freezing cold water! On Wednesday, January 1st, at 1pm the Annual Polar Bear Swim take place at 1-mile.  Wear your favorite Norcal shirt and let’s meet by the bridge at 12:45pm and prepfor an invigorating plunge into the creek.  If you don’t want to partake in the swim, no...
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Your Thoughts Matter…

It’s hard to believe but 2014 is just around the corner!!!  For many that means New Year’s Resolutions, revamping parts of your life and trying to be a better you for the new year. What does that means for Norcal… that means we want to do everything we can to help you reach your goals.  With that said, your thoughts matter.  We want to know what YOU want to work on in the...
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Congratulations Nate Dawg!!

For those of you that don’t know, our beloved trainer Nate has been living two lives.  One as a stellar coach at Norcal Strength and Conditioning (obviously) and his secret life as a Chico State Exercise Physiology student.  While we all go home from work and hang out with friends and family or enjoy a nice relaxing meal or go for a walk with our dog, Nate goes home and buries his face in...
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The Microbiome: We Are Not Alone

What I’m about to tell you is either going to comfort you, intrigue you, or freak you out: we are not alone!! Did you know that only 1 in 10 of your cells is actually human- the rest belong to microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi? There are 100 times more microbial genes in your body than human genes! This population of microorganisms is referred to as our microbiome, and while...
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Ashiatsu Massage with Brittan Scott LMT

We all know that body work is so important to maintaining a healthy body, especially after we do what we do in the gym.  We work hard to strengthen our muscles, but with that also comes tightening/shortening of muscles if we don’t take care of them post-workout.  We can do this in so many ways… rolling, smashing, stretching, chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga, and massage.  There...
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Who are Sean and Tracie?

If you have ever been to a morning LIFT class you have probably met Sean and Tracie. Sean is usually pushing himself to prepare for the next Spartan Race, while Tracie aka T-Money is quietly taking on and destroying the days workout. Both Sean and Tracie started their journey at NorCal with private training and then transitioned into group classes. These two are a pleasure to coach and I am so...
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