Who’s Who: Katie “the shiny” Phillips

Oh that Katie. You may recognize her as the girl in the big truck who looks like she wishes it was a blue Maserati. Oh, that’s because she does.  But don’t be fooled by this girl’s ‘shininess.’  She can stain a deck, shoot a gun and overhead squat better than most people. She’ll also lead you 3 miles, aimlessly, in the wrong direction, amonst the hilliest...
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CASA Superhero Run

Alright people! I know you have all been looking for a reason to put on your superhero costume and run. Why wait for Halloween when you can join the CASA Superhero run on September 21st at Lower Bidwell Park? CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children is a national program that has been apart of Northern Valley Catholic Social Services for the past 13 years. The CASA Superhero Run is...
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Upcoming On Ramp Classes

We have two new On Ramp classes starting on September 9th. The morning class will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7am and the evening class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 5:30pm. This class will meet 3 days a week for 4 consecutive weeks. You can click here to register online or email info@norcalsc.com if you have any questions. Also, be sure to register for our Fall...
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Butts n’ Guts. Glutes n’ Core. Booty n’ Belly….

Whatever you want to call it, you’re gonna get worked! That’s right ladies, I’m opening up another Glutes and Core Workshop.  If you’re having a hard time deciphering the hidden message, we will in fact be focusing on perfecting those glutes and abdominals.  Not that anyone is EVER interested in getting a nice butt and sexy abs Famous quotes from clients who’ve...
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Who’s Who: Jeff Fitzer

I had the pleasure of coaching Jeff in his On Ramp class last year and have enjoyed having him in the gym ever since!  He is a great athlete with a crazy vertical jump.  Jeff is also the only person that can come to a class at NorCal and successfully not say a single word……to anyone  He has shown HUGE support at every NorCal event since joining.  Whether it is at book signing...
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Resolving Goal Conflict

Do you have conflicting goals? I’m pretty sure I could write a novel about conflicting fitness goals and the equally conflicted methods people go about trying to attain them. Not surprisingly, this will keep you pushing the rock up the hill in Hades until you identify these conflicts and uncross the streams. It doesn’t help that there is a lot of bogus information floating around out...
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Who’s who: Kristina R.

How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning? My hubby Chris introduced to me to NorCal, he had been trying to get me to join for a year. He thought it would be fun to workout together and thought I’d really like NorCal because it’s so different from other gyms. I was also very happy with the idea to be able to take private lessons rather than the on-ramp group...
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Who’s Who: Michele Laine

  How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning? In 2007 a friend of mine mentioned to me the personal training offered at NorCal SC, I was in the market for a personal training after my second daughter was born. The workouts I had been doing 5-6 days a week stopped producing results, so I signed up with Nicki Violetti three days a week PT and gave it a shot!!! What is your first...
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The Bidwell LOC

The Bidwell LOC is the first obstacle challenge run being held in Chico’s very own Bidwell Park.  NorCal’s own Jerrad Fisher is putting the event on.  The event follows the 5k course, but includes obstacles such as hay bales, tires, tunnels, climbing walls, and swimming through Sycamore Pool (1 Mile Pool), rather than crossing the bridge. Not only do you get to climb stuff, but a...
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Paleo Pets

If you know me, you know that my two precious yellow labs, Ziggy and Pogo, are pretty much my pride and joy.  They are my companions, my snuggle bunnies, my running partners…they are two of my best friends.  For those of you that aren’t animal lovers, this blog may not apply to you, but if you are… then keep reading. My two loves, Ziggy (bottom) and Pogo (top). We all are in...
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Leadville or Bust

Soooo… back in February (pre-broken foot) I was presented with an opportunity to be on a team and participate in the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race.  My initial response was, “YES, YES, and YES!!!”  As a weekend warrior mountain bike enthusiast from Colorado (home state to the Leadville 100) this was like a dream come true.  From what I hear, it’s a near impossible...
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Who’s who and happy birthday: Leslie W.

A very happy birthday to one of NorCals favorite clients. Yesterday, the 9am LIFT class celebrated in style in honor of Leslie’s birthday. Here’s to another year of looking and feeling young, healthy, and fabulous…and rolling out your “IT band”. Get to know Leslie a little more in the Q and A below. How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning? From...
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