Who’s Who:  Deanna R.

How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning?

John Fragoso…and I learned about John via Fleet Feet (Thanks John! )

Favorite WOD/lift:

Not sure how to answer this.  I am just gonna say what I like:

Rope climb, lunges, overhead lifts, rowing, push ups, & most anything involving the rings and gymnastics.

I have always wanted to…..

Go to Egypt!  Have horses again on my own land, sky dive, learn Italian – really, live and study Italian for a bit in Italy.  Have my own rockin’ food garden (veggies, herbs, fruit trees etc.), be lean, strong and fit.

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One word people use to describe me:

Hmmmm- it’s been a while since I heard this but something like – strong (in character) I think I’ve heard that one the most.

Outside of the gym I like to:

Dance!!!!!!  Meditate, communicate w/ friends & family (phone, email, FB etc.) hike, love my dog, watch movies, and eat!  I also love listening to live music of any kind, drink coffee, work at my job, and travel anywhere especially internationally!

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Three things you would ALWAYS find in my fridge:

Veggies, eggs, oil

Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me:

I’ve seen Elvis, I speak German and taught German-high school and college, I live on 16 acres in the woods. I can get REALLY drunk.  Most of my friends have at some point seen this side of me grin.  I traveled to the Nevada Desert with no plan or destination just headed that direction and fasted for 10 days on my own camping out near an Indian reservation.  I built a sweat lodge and sat in a cave for two days watching the sun go by and the moon go by. I traveled to the middle East by myself (Amman, Jordan) the year after 9/11 to meditate … and more …but some things I don’t want everyone to know grin

Favorite physical activity outside of NorCal Strength and Conditioning:

Dancing – I do it full on!  Hiking with my doggie, skiing, oh DUH!  SEX!

Favorite places to eat in Chico:

Raw Bar, Cafe Coda, Sin of Cortez, Grilla Bites

The song that gets me pumped to work out:

GONE by Montgomery Gentry (a lot of rocking songs by MG)

Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy – Big & Rich

She’s Country – Jason Aldean

Proudest accomplishment so far (in the gym)?

Rope Climb

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6 month goals:

5 legit pull ups, good & confident running speed, to lean out, a 10 sec. REALLY good L-Sit – feet up high above the bars.

If you could invite ANYBODY (currently alive or not) over for dinner, who would you invite? Why?

Well, Jesus would be cool – I’m not a Christian or even religious but he was a super cool dude! Absolutely. He’d be easy to host – so loving and accepting and I know I’d feel awesome in his presence. Just his being here would be a blessing and healing.

Favorite work out attire:

What I wear – uhhh sweat pants that have a nice cut, tighter T-shirt that forms to my body preferably with a little cleavage, and a sports bra. Workout clothes that are not over the top (bright colors-look at me etc.) but are feminine.

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Written by Chrissy

Chrissy Gower has been involved in the NorCal Strength and Conditioning community for over 10 years. She graduated from CSU, Chico with a degree in Liberal Studies and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Education as well as a teaching credential. After years of seeing and feeling the positive impact that NorCal Strength and Conditioning has had on her life, Chrissy chose to make a career change to personal fitness training. Chrissy can help you to improve any element of your fitness, be it body composition, strength, flexibility or cardiovascular endurance. Chrissy is also the author of Paleo Slow Cooking: Gluten Free Recipes Made Simple. As a mother of two and wife to a picky husband, Chrissy has a passion for helping people and families make healthier food and lifestyle choices.

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13 Comments

  1. Matt B

    Damn, lookin good!  Arms looking ripped in that last pic!

  2. Katie D.

    Deanna is always making me laugh! Great addition to NorCal!!

  3. Right on!  You are kicking some serious fanny Deanna!

  4. Deanna Leah

    Thanks all!  Love so much about Norcal and the crossfit community!  Chrissy has put up with me almost a year.  You’re awesome Chrissy and EVERYONE at the gym is GREAT!  Never boring!  A high priority for me! grin Big Love!  Deanna

  5. Brenda H

    Oh my !! – Matt B is right – your arms are seriously ripped in the last pic. And LOVE all the other pictures. When am I going to get to see your great new bod. Love what you’re doing, keep it up sis!!  Love your rawsome sister, Brenda

  6. chrissy

    Great work Deanna! It is a pleasure training you!

  7. Shawn G

    Deanna-

    Great job on everything!  Jesus would be cool and I will leave it at that!

  8. How did they get you to climb that rope?  Put a cowboy at the top?  Really – looking good!  Congratulations!

  9. Christina

    Deanna you are freaking awesome!!!  I love how you want to go to Egypt (it’s always been my dream).  I love how you know German (I took 4 years).  I love how you like to eat at Cafe Coda, Sin and Raw Bar as those are all my favorites as well.  Annnnd, you look pretty darn good I must say!

  10. Lori Weber

    Deanna is an inspiration to all women (and men) would like to love life a little more and more and more. . .

  11. Craig – Cowboy at the top of the rope!  That’s too funny! That would probably work smile

  12. WHO ARE YOU CUZ?! I love it! You are living my old life! I am not kidding you have inspired me to find that joy and accomplishment when you push yourself physically and win. And man did you win! Love you cuz and you look terrific! xoxo

  13. Aunt Janet

    Dear Deanna:

    Like you, I dig physical whatever!  Hurray muscles. 

    It’s so nice to be back in contact with you.  I look forward to watching your journey.

    love

    AJ

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