Cancer Sucks! We Need Your Help.

I’m almost certain at one point or another you have talked about our gym to a friend, a co-worker, family member, cashier at Grocery Outlet (Andy, Sara, Victor, Aaron)…. Do you ever find yourself getting a little frustrated mid sentence knowing that the words you’re spewing aren’t doing it justice? “Uhhh, don’t worry about the cost….just...
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Win some beef from Massa Natural Meats!!

How would you like to win 10 pounds of ground beef from Massa Natural Meats? Check out their latest blog post here for details. It’s really quite simple so do it and cross your fingers in hope that you are the lucky winner! For more information on Massa Natural Meats click here to read a blog post I did last year and be sure to check out this post from Wendy Massa (owner) on The skinny on...
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Life’s a Journey

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!” –Unknown As I often say, “I’m not that smart. I just quote smart people.”… and...
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Buying Local, Buying Organic

The Thursday night farmers market is back! Now between the Thursday night and Saturday morning markets your quest to shop local and organic just got a whole lot easier. Living in Chico we are spoiled with our abundant access to locally grown produce and grass fed/pasture raised animals all available at our farmers markets. If you can’t make it to the market here is the list of the dirty...
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The Happiest Place On Earth……..

Guess Again!   I’ll give you 3 clues…….. 1. You can get amazing deals on paleo and paleo-ish foods. 2. For you paleo + booze people, they have a killer beer, wine and adult apple juice aka cider section. 3. I spend almost as much time there as I do at Norcal….don’t judge. Yes! The Grocery Outlet bargain market located next to K-Mart off Cohasset and Pillsbury....
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All Levels Class Friday and Saturday 2nd Annual Team Spring Challenge

  Hey Norcalers!  As you all know we are hosting an in house team competition this Saturday April 20th.  There will be no Saturday classes to allow us to run a smooth event.  We have turned the level 1 class on Friday this week at 5:30 PM to an All Levels class to accommodate for the Saturday people that want to get another workout in. The first workout for the Spring Team Challenge will...
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Beica at the 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge

Spring is upon us and so is the SPRING CHALLENGE! If you need inspiration, you’ll find it here on Saturday. Between watching the teams in some friendly competition and hanging with our Beica “Because I can” crew, you’ll surely be inspired. And if that doesn’t work, there’s always the awesome paleo potluck to inspire your stomach. Beica will have gear for sale....
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Bidwell Obstacle Course Run

You might remember a post I did a while back asking for support for our fellow member Jerrad Fisher. Jerrad has been trying to get the city council to approve his obstacle course/run event in our very own Bidwell Park. On Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm the council will be revisiting this topic again. Jerrad is hoping that they accept his appeal and is able to move forward with this event. You...
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Gower Power

As most of you have heard at this point, a dear member of our Norcal Family was in a horrible accident last week.  Shane Gower broke his neck at wrestling practice on Thursday afternoon (3/28).  He was taken to Enloe where he had an amazing team working on/with him and by Friday evening he was in recovery after a successful surgery.  Shawn (brother), Chrissy  (sister-in-law) and Jessi...
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Do you know GMO?

Do you know GMO?   You should, you reeeeeeeeeeally should.  We hear a lot about them, especially since prop 37 was on the ballot last year but let’s get back to basics.   What’s a GMO?      A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired...
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NorCal’s 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge!

That’s right!  We are excited to announce that NorCal’s 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge is coming up.  The event will be held on April 20th at our facility and will be NorCal gym members only.  The team event will consist of 3 workouts with up to 12 teams of 4 participants per team.  You can sign up HERE before April 1st. After April 1st we close down sign ups to get things all...
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How Important is Sleep?

I remember when I first started out as a trainer.  22 years old, directly out of college and ready to help everyone that walked in the door of the gym.  I took clients on at ridiculous hours of the day (or night).  I remember starting training at 4:30am and working straight through until 8pm (with a one hour break to shove some food in my mouth and often times steal a 15 or 20 min catnap).  I...
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