Norcal Kids Class!

Norcal Kids went great this last spring session!  This was my first time teaching this class, and it was an amazing experience.  The kids were all great and listened well!  We learned things like KB dead lift, Standing Press, Rope Climbs/Foot Clamps, Prowler Pushes, and the list goes on!  Their skill improved drastically as we worked the fundamentals and finished with some more difficult movements.

The last week of the kids classes was amazing.  I planned a two day testing event for the kids that tested them in some of the activities they had been working on throughout this training session.  I want to give a special thanks to all the kids that participated:  Grant G., Wyatt G., Luke A., Xavier G., Emily R., and Bryce V.

I know some of the kids have left for the summer, but if 4+ kids are interested in a summer session of Norcal Kids, parents please email me at  Here is some awesome pics of the kids from this last session which includes some pictures from the last days of testing.


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. Karen

    Emily cannot stop talking about you and this class. She really enjoyed it.

  2. Jaime

    This is awesome Matt!

  3. Shawn G
    Shawn G

    Great job to all of you that participated in this workshop! Of course great job to you as well Matt! I have a feeling this class will be back soon!

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