New Class Schedule Starts Today!

I just wanted to remind you all that our new class schedule starts this week. Our schedule has been updated online as well as posted below. I hope you all have a fabulous Monday! Effective April 8th 2013 Monday: 6am Elements- Matt 7am Elements- Matt 9am LIFT- Matt 12pm Elements- Jenny 4:30pm Elements- TBA 5:30pm Level 1- Shawn 5:30pm S&A- Jenny 5:30pm Strength- Katie (Starting 4/22) 6:30pm...
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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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Judges for 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge

Hello NorCalers!  The 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge is just around the corner, Saturday April 20th.  I will have a clip board in the office for judge sign ups if you want to help volunteer for the event.  If you sign up, please put your full name and indicate what shirt size you wear (shirt will be consistent with sizes of current NorCal gear).  If you have any questions about what these...
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Squats Help My Pullups, Right?!?

I remember a few months back I was struggling with my strict Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups… they just felt hard.  I’d get like 5 reps and was toast.  This was uncommon for me, as in the past getting 8 strict Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups was a regular occurrence.  I remember one day during my struggle with them, I jokingly asked Katie, “How do I get better at these?”.  She laughed and...
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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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