New Olympic Lifting Classes

This blog is written by one of NorCals newest coaches Sarah Strange. Both Sarah and Grayson will be back in the gym heading up classes and working with clients starting July 8th. Please give them a warm NorCal welcome when you see them. Greetings citizens of Norcal! It was great to meet you all last week, thanks for making us feel so welcome. We’re excited to return in a few days to settle...
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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...
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Who’s Who: Jenna Hunter and Analise Farmer

Most of you know, or at least know of, Jenna and Ana.  For Ana it may be that you know her as the “tall, blonde girl with an accent”…. or for Jenna it may be that you know her as the girl behind the grill… or together you may know them from their paleo food truck, The Hunter and The Farmer.  But here is a bit more about these two amazing women you may not...
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Dietary Supplementation

I eat clean so I’ll never be deficient in anything, right?  All I have to do is eat lean meat, veggies, some fruit, and healthy fat and I will never catch a cold, I will recover fast and I will live to be 100 without any health concerns…. screeeeeeeeech (that was the sound of me stomping on the brakes)… back the exaggerated health train up a bit.  We’d all love to...
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Post Newbie Challenge

Hello NorCalers!  This past weekend there was a “Newbie Challenge” in Oroville on Saturday.  Our very own Christina Curtiz and Ben Winter (Winter is Coming) competed in.  Both divisions had 40 males and 40 females from gyms ranging from Lodi to Redding.  The event consisted of 3 Workouts. First Workout was:  9 Minute Time Cap of 500m row, Then 15-12-9 of Burpee Facing Box Jumps...
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Welcome Baby Hunter Crossley

On Monday, 6/10, at 10:18 pm, the newest addition to the NorCal family made his first appearance.  Hunter Owen Crossley was welcomed by his proud parents Julie and Shawn Crossley.  He came into this world a healthy 8 lbs 6 oz and was 20.6 inches long. Huge congratulation to Julie and Shawn on the addition to their family… can’t wait to see baby Hunter in the Oly Corner with daddy...
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The Wild Oak Cafe

Yet another wonderful place for me to harass employees.  Between Trader Joe’s, The Grocery Outlet and now the Wild Oak Cafe….my social life if really starting to fill up.  And they (me) say there’s nothing to do in this town. HA! If you’ve never been or haven’t heard, Wild Oak (formally Gorilla Bites) is the place to be.  Located in the brick complex on Cohasset...
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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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Memorial Day Weekend Workouts

First of all, let us say “thank you” to all of you for understanding us closing the gym for a 3-day weekend.  I know sometimes we seem like we have endless energy, but coaches need a little break too.  The good news is, this is a chance for you to get your booty out of the gym and be active (or take a couple days off for recovery yourself if you need them).   If you’re...
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Closed Memorial Weekend!

Hey everyone! I’m sure by now you have all noticed the signs posted up in the gym, but  just wanted to remind you all that we will be closed on Saturday and Monday for Memorial Weekend. What? That’s right for the first time ever NorCal SC is taking a three day weekend. Stay tuned to the blog as we will be posting some awesome weekend workouts on Friday that you can do anywhere.
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Healthy Is As Healthy Does

When you hear ‘healthy’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?   Duh. That was original.   Double Duh. Eating real food is for winners!     Bet you didn’t think of this one! For most, being healthy strikes a thought combo of exercise and some earthly good food.   Maaaybe the occasional bear doing yoga pops in your head.   I’d say...
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Easy-To-Make All Natural Products

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you pay attention or are starting to pay closer attention to your health.  You try to “eat clean” and fuel your body with food that will actually help you look, feel and perform better.  Most likely you are on or are starting to get on a regular exercise routine or at least try to make physical activity more of a priority in your life....
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