Leslie’s 65th Birthday Blowout

Monday July 2, 2012 marked a special day in someone’s life.  This special day belonged to Leslie Wright who turned 65 on this day.  It was very special as I wrote the number 65 numerous times on the board.  We heard moaning and groaning until I explained to the 10 AM crew that the workout was done with a partner.  Then frowns, got turned upside down!  The way it should be on someone’s special birthday.  Each person I had partner up with someone they didn’t know that well.  They had to introduce themselves of course, but also had to tell the person one thing the other person didn’t know about them.  I didn’t expect this to take very long, but I had a hard time getting their attention back to the board and starting the workout.  Check out some pics from the birthday festivities!

Written by Matt

Matthew Brown has been involved in athletics for most of his life. He developed a huge passion for running at a very young age and ultimately competed for Chico State University in Track and Field for 4 years. After graduation he felt the continued drive to be involved in athletics in some way, and pursued a Masters degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. While working on his degree he was actively involved in the Chico State Track and Field program coaching both sprint and middle distance athletes in addition to working with them on their strength programs. His compassion for fitness and people continued to grow even after finishing his degree. He felt there was still room for growth and improvement in his overall knowledge in fitness and found a new home at Norcal Strength and Conditioning. While training at Norcal he found a new way to be competitive in fitness, and that was in the sport of Crossfit. After competing in a few competitions and training at Norcal for a year and a half he decided to pursue an opportunity as a personal trainer. He is excited to be a part of the sense of community and compassion that surrounds NorCal strength and Conditioning. Before Matthew attained his Masters degree in Kinesiology, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an option in Management. He has been a supervisor for over 13 years at a large canning and packaging corporation. Working with a variety of people offers many types of challenging situations and Matthew loves to be a part of these experiences. With his long history of involvement in management and athletics, Matthew has the skills, leadership, and enthusiasm to help motivate any person from any walk of life to achieve their fitness goals.

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  1. Matt B
    Matt B

    Very fun day!

  2. Shawn G
    Shawn G

    I love Leslie! She is awesome and always ready to work!!! Happy Birthday once again Leslie!

  3. Michell Remley

    Happy Birthday Leslie!!!Looks like you ALL had a blast!

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