Upcoming Paleo Challenge

You asked for it….so here it comes! Sign ups for the next Paleo Challenge will be next week! The entry fee for this years challenge is $20 cash. Sign ups will be from November 12th -21st and you must pay your $20 entry fee at the time of sign up. To sign up all you need to do is come in between November 12th and November 21st and find a trainer to give your $20 cash to. Measurements,...
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Self Maintenance…It’s Your Job!

“All human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves.”  Kelly Starrett All of our members at Norcal Strength and Conditioning have spent time rolling around on the roller, digging lacrosse balls into their muscles and distracting their joints with bands.  Many of them participate for an hour or two weekly with Justin in Mobility Class to help their bodies move...
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White Wine Mushroom Sauce

  Hello all you Norcalers! Here is a great recipe my fiancee Christina Curtiz made last Sunday night.  It was super delicious and easy to make.  You can enjoy this on chicken, steak, and even sweet potatoes!  Yum Yum!  We also had grilled asparagus wrapped with bacon!  A great pairing piece with this recipe. Ingredients: 1 white/yellow onion 8- 10 ounces sliced mushrooms 4-8 cloves of...
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Monday Motivation

“If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose.” “Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve Jobs “Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”...
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Weekend Read!

I came across this interesting article yesterday and thought that I would share it with all of you as a good reminder of why we should steer clear of wheat and really all genetically modified foods. Please check out the article How wheat is slowly killing millions of people by Blanche Levine. The article talks about modern wheat, modern farming practices, and how our diets can promote disease....
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What to do with all that candy?

I am sure many of you with kids, nieces, nephews, rent a kids etc braved the weather and went out last night trick or treating. Now what? The fun traditions of carving pumpkins, roasting seeds, and trick or treating have left you with good memories (hopefully) and a tempting pile of candy laying around your house. I wanted to share with you what we have done the past few years as well as another...
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Happy Halloween…and what to do with all those seeds!

Happy Halloween! Don’t forget that today is wear your “gym appropriate” Halloween costume day here at NorCal. If you missed the previous post on this click here to read about how you can win a personal training session with Jenny. With the change of seasons and the abundance of squash…all types butternut, acorn, spaghetti, etc you might be wondering what to do with all...
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