What We Offer

Begin with Personal Training

Personal Training - Norcal Strength & ConditioningMost clients begin with personal training for a series of 12 sessions.  This is where you will work with your trainer to build your general fitness base and gain familiarity with our movements.  You will find the greatest success with personal training if your needs or goals include:

• weight loss and improved body composition
• extra accountability
• you have generally been sedentary
• you are new to exercise
• you are referred to us by a physician, physical therapist or chiropractor
• you have specific performance oriented goals (triathlon, basketball, etc.)
• you have significant health or orthopedic issues

Your trainer will tailor workouts specifically for your current fitness level and progress you at the proper pace for you.  Following your initial 12 sessions you may then choose to continue with private training or progress into our Elements group class.

*Individuals with significant health or orthopedic issues will remain private training clients.

Begin in a beginner’s group class

On Ramp class
Our On Ramp class meets 3 days a week for 4 weeks.  It is designed for the generally active, injury free individual who wants ultimately to train in one of our ongoing group classes.  In this class we will expose newbies to our movement curriculum in a group format.  Movement techniques will be drilled as well as a progressive introduction to the intensity levels that are inherent in our group classes.  If you are unsure as to whether you are a good candidate for beginning in a class setting, please contact us.  Click here to see when the next On Ramp class starts and to reserve your spot!

Group Class Descriptions

Low Intensity Functional Training                                                                                                                                             Low Intensity Functional Training (LIFT) is our class for individuals that would like to focus on movement quality over movement quantity with a more relaxed time component. This hour long class incorporates strength and skill progressions of a variety of exercises with mobility work and lower intensity, moderate paced conditioning workouts. Low Intensity Functional Training (LIFT) is appropriate for those with a beginner/ intermediate level fitness that would like to improve their movement quality and capacity. This class would also work well for individuals with more advanced fitness levels as a recovery day workout.

Beginning Strength & Conditioning                             Beginning Strength & Conditioning is our program for individuals that are new to a fitness program. This hour long class incorporates strength and skill progressions appropriate to beginners, followed by conditioning workouts of varying lengths of moderate to high intensity, rounded out with brief recovery work and stretching at the end. Our beginning strength progressions start without loading and eventually progress to increase loading and technical difficulty once your capacity to perform a given number of quality repetitions at a set weight has been met.


Intermediate Strength & Conditioning                                                                                                                                     Intermediate Strength & Conditioning is an hour long class that incorporates strength and skill progressions followed by conditioning workouts of varying lengths of moderate to high intensity, rounded out with brief recovery work and stretching at the end. Intermediate level fitness standards indicate a strength capacity that is appropriate for loading beyond bodyweight and a movement capacity that is mostly free of limitations (ie: can squat past parallel, arms comfortably reach directly overhead with straight elbows). Intermediate progressions continue to increase loading and technical difficulty while introducing more complex movements such as cleans, plyometrics, and inversions.


Advanced Strength & Conditioning                                                                                                                                    
Personal Training - Norcal Strength & ConditioningAdvanced Strength & Conditioning is our program for individuals of a more competitive fitness level and higher technical competency. This hour long class incorporates strength and skill progressions, challenging conditioning workouts, with cool down and recovery. Strength cycles incorporate traditional barbell and dumbbell lifts, Olympic weightlifting, and bodyweight gymnastic strength training. The conditioning workouts vary in length and format, and contain more variety, heavier loading, and greater technical challenge than our intermediate conditioning workouts. *Please see one of our coaches to determine whether or not this program will be appropriate for you.


MovNat                                                                                                                                                                                               Coached by Chico’s only MovNat Certified Trainer, this one hour class will focus on honing practical life skills Joe MovNateand movement efficiency through practiced mindfulness and creative play.  Appropriate for all levels, the MovNat class progressively works through those most valuable of physical skills including; balancing, crawling, jumping, lifting, carrying, throwing,and more.



Spartan Training                                                                                                                             This class is dedicated to getting athletes prepared for Spartan and Obstacle Course Racing.  It is Spartan Wall Climbappropriate for beginning racers, but athletes should be able to handle the workload of the Intermediate Strength and Conditioning level classes.  This class specifically works on the necessary skills that are needed to complete obstacle course races that include:  wall climbs, rope climbs, tire drags, tire flips, weighted carries, monkey bars, bear/army crawls, and more.  This class has longer conditioning workouts with various amounts of running to help simulate a race environment. *Please see one of our coaches to determine whether or not this program will be appropriate for you.


Mobility                                                                                                                                                                                           Range of motion. We need it in everyday life to accomplish everything that we do. We are beings that squat, jump, reach, push and puMobility Classll. As we do these movements throughout life, our abilities to do these can be limited. The purpose of our Mobility class is to not only improve your range of motion, but also provide you with the tools and knowledge to continue this process outside of the gym. We roll, smash and stretch our way to relieve our muscles of stress and tension. In doing so, we reduce our risk of injury and time spent in compromised movement positions, increase our capable range of motion for movement, and find the balance between stability and mobility. This class is for all levels and abilities.


Olympic Weightlifting                                                                                                                                                 Olympic Weightlifting                  We are a Catalyst Athletic certified gym offering Olympic weightlifting classes in a separate, designated area that has 5 weightlifting platforms and Werksan equipment. We emphasize technical quality with flexible programming for all walks of life, from busy athletes and fitness enthusiasts, to hardworking moms and dads, all while in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Classes cover the snatch, clean, and jerk with supplemental strength and technique exercises; Friday’s classes have a short conditioning component at the end.


Workshop Descriptions

NorCal Teens

This class is a 6 week workshop for Teens that are age 12-18 that will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm – 5:25pm. This workshop is designed for teens of all levels of fitness. The focus will be on quality movement, balance, and building strength in a fun, supportive, and safe environment.

NorCal Kids

This class is a 6 week workshop that will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm – 4:15pm. This workshop is appropriate for kids ages 8-12 and all levels of fitness. This workshop will focus on getting kids moving and learning in a safe, fun, and positive environment.

Postpartum Core Recovery

The workshop is designed to reinvigorate those poor, stretched out abs and pelvic floor muscles.  In this workshop, we’ll be working on:

  • Reclaiming true abdominal musculature recruitment (lots of “core” exercises can be done using predominantly hip flexors)
  • Tightening up the the various natural slings and “girdles” that have been stretched out to make a baby-condo
  • Working with the muscles of the hips and pelvis/ pelvic floor



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We are the premier Strength and Conditioning facility in Northern California offering private training and group fitness coaching in Chico, California, since 2004. Come see our “Playground for Adults” and experience the results that professional coaching can bring. Learn more