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 or...
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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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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 huge...
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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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