Come celebrate the new addition to the Gower family!!

We all know that Chrissy and Shawn are expecting another addition to the Gower family and we would like to invite all of you to celebrate the arrival of the next little Gower kiddo!!
 This Sunday May 6th at 11am, come on out to Wildwood Park to wish Chrissy and family well! We promise that Shawn will not make any of you do a workout!!
Food will be provided but feel free to bring a snack or appetizer to share, or just bring yourselves and your family!  Hope to see you there for a joy filled event as we anxiously await the next member of the Norcal Family!

Written by Katie

Katie DeLuca is a native of Durham and has been involved with sports for the majority of her life. In addition to playing basketball at both the high school and junior college level, she also has experience with Cross Country, volleyball, and softball. Although her hunger to compete is still strong, Katie yearned for more than what competitive sports had to offer, and after her 8th year of playing basketball, she made the transition from competitive athlete to coach. For the last five years, she has been under the tutelage of NorCal Strength and Conditioning gym owners and head coaches Robb Wolf and Nicki Violetti, honing her coaching skills and developing an ever increasing knowledge of fitness and nutrition. To help expand her knowledge of exercise and nutrition, Katie has attended several coaching seminars and has received numerous certifications, including: Paleo Solution Nutrition Certification through Robb Wolf, CrossFit Level 1 Certification, CrossFit Kids Certification, Olympic Weightlifting Certification through Catalyst Athletics, Kettle Bell Certification, and an ASEP Certification. To improve her understanding of barbell exercises, she worked with world-renowned strength and conditioning coach Mark Rippetoe and was featured in his bestselling DVD Starting Strength. With the goal to share her unique knowledge of exercise and nutrition with kids, DeLuca coached both basketball and volleyball summer camps, as well as helped train the Durham High School football team in strength and conditioning. Through her experience as an athlete and coach, she has developed a firm understanding of the Paleo diet, as well as zone requirements as it relates to weight loss and performance. And as a frequent contributor to the NorCal SC blog, she is always cooking up new Paleo friendly recipes to share with her clients and coaching staff. As a personal trainer, Katie maintains a positive attitude and keeps her clients performing at their best by programming challenging yet enjoyable workouts. With a keen eye for movement, she spends an ample amount of time dialing in technique, giving her clients the tools they need to reach their full potential. With a rich background in both competitive sports and general fitness, Katie is equipped with the necessary tools to coach a variety of clients. Whether your goal is to lose weight and get fit, or make gains in your respected sport, she is an excellent coach to have in your corner. Although Katie is currently working for her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology at Chico State, she is available in the morning and evening for private training sessions.

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  1. Katie D.

    I love this picture!!

  2. Matt B
    Matt B

    We are so there!

  3. Shawn G
    Shawn G

    Thank you soooo much Katie! I actually didn’t know about this till yesterday I will be bringing some wiffle ball gear so be ready for that! Thank you all!

  4. chrissy

    woohoo! Sounds like a party!! :) Thank you everyone! I look forward to it!

  5. hip hip hooray for broccoli gower! SO excited to celebrate! can shawn promise not to make fun of any of the party attendees? if so, i’m there ;) (love you, chrissy!)

  6. Becka

    YAY! Sounds like fun!

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