The Mayfields are coming!!

Yes…Julie and Charles Mayfield are coming to NorCal SC. Please mark your calendars for next Thursday, October 24th at 7:30pm. Julie and Charles will be doing a little NorCal SC book signing and possibly a cooking demo which means…there will be something delicious to sample! If you have not picked up your copy of their newest book Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods please do so asap...
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What Are Lectins and Why Should We Care?

We all know that sugar is bad for us, that legumes should be avoided and it’s obvious that gluten is the devil.  Right!?!?!  Please tell me you know that.  If not, you do now.  We also know that we should steer clear of lectins too!  What?  You don’t know what lectins are?  Don’t feel like you’re failing on your nutritional know-how…a lot of professionals in...
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Music Re-Vamp

Did you see that?  What was that flash of color across the gym?  Was it a bird?  Was it a plane?  Did Grayson’s hair get caught in the Big Ass Fan?  No, no, no… not to worry… it was just Jaime sprinting to the computer to change the song on Spotify to something more upbeat for the workout.  Her options, the theme song from “Rocky”, “Footloose” or...
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2nd Annual NorCal Fall Team Challenge!

Hello NorCalers!  Exciting news, the NorCal Fall Team Challenge is almost here!  It will be on Saturday October 12th, and will start at 9 AM and finish approximately at 2:15 PM.  This will be an exciting event and will feature many clients who have never before competed in one of our challenges!  We are really excited about this!!! The event will consist of 3 Workouts in which athletes will...
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American Weightlifting Documentary

Hello! I want to let you all know about a documentary film coming out next month that I’m pretty excited about called American Weightlifting, a film by Greg Everett. For any of you who don’t know, Greg was a co-owner of Norcal, once upon a time, but now currently runs his own Olympic weightlifting gym down in Sunnyvale: Catalyst Athletics. The movie is having it’s premier in...
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Nutrition and Fitness Seminar Series

I’d like to take a moment to announce the first of a series of monthly Saturday seminars! The inaugural event will take place Saturday, October 26th from 1-3 PM at the gym. The first half or so of the seminar will be a lecture, and the second half will be Q&A, hopefully helping you find solutions or clarity on the topic at hand. The first seminar topic will be: Breaking through a plateau:...
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New Glute and Core Workshop with Jaime

Does this hit home?     If so, you may want to consider signing up for my next workshop. That’s right ladies, I’m opening up another Glutes and Core Workshop.  More famous quotes from clients of the past….. “OH MY GOD…..” “I’m STILL sore….and it’s 3 days later!!” “UGH!!!!” “What is this muscle and and when did it get here?” Ol...
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NorCal Kids Class Starting With Jaime and Nate

Attention NorCal parental units. Yes, the rumors are true.  Nate and I will be teaming up to create an awesome kid’s only class for our NorCal family.     Why would you possibly want your kid to be healthy?  Because you’re a good parent, that’s why!  Getting your kids exposed to this stuff now will instill a lifetime worth of right mindedness toward the importance...
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Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods!

Julie and Charles Mayfield authors of Paleo Comfort Foods have done it again. Today is the official release  date of their newest book Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods. You may remember Charles from his epic prowler push debut in the NorCal video below, but he and Julie are best known for creating awesome paleo friendly meals. I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of this...
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Thanks to “Happy” Community

I love documentaries…there, I said it.  Confessed it to you all!  But one of my very favorite documentaries was introduced to me by our very own, Jaime Jerab.  It’s called “Happy”.  If you haven’t watched it yet, please take the time to do so.  If you have watched it, I encourage you to watch it again…and again.  Each time I do I take something else beneficial away, but without...
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It’s Your Business

One thing we pride ourselves on at Norcal Strength and Conditioning is our sense of community.  We support one another day in and day out in the gym, we get to know about each other’s lives outside of the gym and we genuinely connect and feel like a family (even with the occasional family squabble…that’s how you know it’s legit, right!?!?) With that said, there are so...
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Balanced Body is back!

Hey folks! Balanced body is back! I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about what we have on the menu. The class will follow 6 week cycles, and focus on two gymnastics skills each cycle. What, only two, you ask? Well gymnastics is hard, and anyone who has ever attempted to hold them selves up on the rings, or tried to kick up into a handstand, or even maxed out on an L-sit would absolutely...
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