Good Luck’s and Happy Birthday

Lyle and Kacie have made the move to Eugene, OR where Lyle was offered a promotion at his job.  Although we are SO sad to see them go, we feel very lucky to have had them as part of our Norcal family.  They are both amazing people who came in with good attitudes, smiles and desires to get stronger and healthier.  You both will be missed greatly!  Best of luck with all you do.  Don’t be...
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The Safe Zone

This weekend I hosted a girls night  with some  of my NorCal girlfriends. It was tons of fun, good food, lots of gossiping, and of course leg wrestling where Katie P. dominated the competition, even crushing trainer Natalie Taylor and smashing 6th place crossfit champ Jenny LaBaw! While gossiping we were of course talking about our men and how paleo they eat or not…. Cassie had commented...
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Your weekend recipe!

Try this Chili Verde this weekend and let me know what you think! Click here for the...
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Norcal’s Most ELITE Athlete…Is Moving On!

The day has finally come when we all have to say our goodbye’s to Norcal’s finest.  It will be a sad day for us all, but we can not expect someone of this caliper to bless us with her presence forever.  Yes folks, Beth “Henna” Berry also known as “Nacho Cheese” will be moving away. Beth’s last day with us will be Monday the 8th of August.  So please...
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What’s your nemesis?

Just over two years ago I began training a new client.  We were perhaps 5 or 6 sessions into training.  I had proposed box jumps (on the 10 inch box) as one of the movements for our conditioning one day–and my client looked at me–then looked at the box, and said “No Way!”.  She couldn’t even contemplate getting her body off of the ground, much less jumping 10...
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Mark S. Smashing Goals and Then Some!!

“What are my goals?” This is a question that you should ask yourself every few months. Mark S. who usually comes to the morning Low Intensity Functional Training classes did just that. His goal was to do a 1 minute plank with 150 lbs. on his back by the end of July. With some focused plank training in the gym and at home, Mark was able to complete a 162.8 lb 1 minute plank 3x. To top...
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Jenny placed 6th in the 2011 Reebok Crossfit Games!

It was a weekend of triumphs for Jenny during the Crossfit Games. I know many of you followed on Facebook, watching the live stream via internet and a few of our folks even made it to the actual games to cheer on Jenny in person. And man was she worthy of cheering! Just the fact that she made it to the games was triumph #1. Some other fun facts are; Out of over 25,000 original athletes trying...
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