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Good news! Making cardio and strength training part of your life will not only trim your body, but also boost your brain power, productivity, smarts and energy levels. Research has shown that people who perform cardio regularly had an increase in the size of their hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls learning, concentration and memory. More demanding cardiovascular exercise has shown to produce bigger spikes in brain boosting chemicals. Research also found that moderate to high intensity strength training helps the brain process information quicker.

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If you are a cycling enthusiast, or love to compete in triathlons, then you’re in luck. The Sacramento area is one of the best locations for riding a bike, whether on the trails or on the road. Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville, and Folsom...all of these areas and more are home to some of the best cycling around.

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HOW TO ENTER
Contact your membership or fitness dept. and refer 5 friends or family members to try Cal Fit on a guest pass and receive one square. When any of those referrals join between now and January 31st, you will earn an additional square, and your friend will also earn a square.

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The Carmichael Resolution Challenge is a fun and dynamic body fat loss competition designed to provide scientific-based training to maximize results. In this intense eight week program (six of which will be guided training), our competitors will reach new heights in fitness and morphological changes. Two competitors who obtain the highest percentage of body fat loss will be crowned victors.

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Name and title with CFF:
Ashley S., Sales Manager
 
Hobbies:
Fishing with my son Jax, College Football on Saturdays, NFL on Sundays, SF Giants games as much as possible, country concerts, and enjoying a bottle of wine next to a fire pit. 
 
Where would you like to travel, but have never been?
I would love to visit Greece as soon as possible!
 
Favorite movie:
Goonies… definitely Goonies.
 
Favorite exercise at the gym:
Body Fit with Carson Mack
 
Favorite quote:
"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive."- Van Wilder
 
Favorite food:
Jacks Urban Eats, Steak Salad, no onions, add roasted red bell peppers :)
 
Something interesting about you that people might not know:
I LOVE to cook, Food Network is always on at my house!
 
What can members come to you for?
Members can come to me for any membership questions and corporate and event opportunities.

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Name and title with CFF: 
Alejandro C., Sales Manager 

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Name and title with CFF:
Dylan A., Fitness Manager

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When I began working with Certified Personal Trainer, Harminder Sandhu, all I really wanted to do was to improve my balance. I know that balance becomes an issue as we age, and I saw falling and broken bones in my future. When I couldn't even put my feet heel to toe, I was not encouraged. When Harminder said I'd soon be on a Bosu ball, I thought he was delusional. 

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I’m an athlete. I grew up playing sports and staying fit into my adult and parenting years. I’ve written about Body Fit before, and some of the many reasons why I think it’s awesome. What’s nice about Body Fit is that you can bounce around a little bit to keep the workouts fresh and exciting. I’ve been to a lot of great classes and walked out feeling accomplished and like I needed an immediate shower. With all of the great coaches and class times among so many convenient locations, I feel like there is a lot of flexibility in my daily schedule for workouts, except for Tuesday

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Yoga offers some of the best all around fitness training you can find in any type of exercise class. Challenging poses coupled with stretching and a meditative environment provide an experience that not only trains the body into tip top condition, but soothes the mind and calms the central nervous system.

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Just as important as your workout, and how hard you train for that healthy body, are the types of recovery foods you put into your body after the fact. Clean eating snacks provide the most nutritious way to help repair muscle tissue, replace lost fluids and glycogen, and help you feel your best.

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As a member of California Family Fitness I have enjoyed taking the many different styles of fitness classes, running on the treadmill, and lifting weights in the free weight room.  However, sometimes I need to spice up my workout and get creative.

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The time of year has come when many of us will be thinking about how we can improve our lives in 2015. Setting some fitness New Year’s resolutions might be part of that plan if you want to lose weight or improve your fitness level.

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Get ready for the big game (the healthy way) with our Super Sunday Prize Pack Giveaway! From now until January 13th, enter for your chance to win a free entry to the Super Sunday Run, gift cards to Whole Foods & Sports Authority, plus 1 month free at California Family Fitness. The best part? Select three of your friends to win all of these prizes, too!

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Wishing you the happiest of holidays this season from all of us at California Family Fitness!

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Name and title with CFF:
David A., Operations Manager

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Get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolutions. Join Certified Personal Trainer, Janeice Dean in the Body Fit room at the Orangevale club for a complementary, comprehensive approach to burning fat and gaining lean muscle through effective nutrition and exercise routines.

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Finding healthy holiday breakfast ideas among the hordes of sweet and sinful traditional breakfast fare is no small task. And stumbling on clean delicious recipes your kids will enjoy is even more challenging. If fitness is important to your family, then healthy food is probably on your mind when you plan your holiday menu. Feed your family healthy breakfasts on busy days to keep everyone energized and happy, without weighing them down.

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Wondering how to get your kids to exercise more in the winter? Discover indoor rock climbing for kids! There are a ton of mental and physical benefits to introducing your children to climbing, and when it comes to indoor rock climbing, sacramento has some of the best jr. climbing experiences around.

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Name and title with CFF:
Lisa G., Operations Manager
 
How long have you worked for Cal Fit?
4 ½ years
 
Hobbies:
Being with my kids and Algebra :)
 
Where would you like to travel, but have never been?
Bahamas, Jamaica, any place tropical 
 
Favorite movie:
The Hangover
 
Favorite exercise at the gym:
Hack Squat (in May 2014 did 465lbs) and Bench press
 
Favorite quote:
"Just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there! Opportunity always comes with opposition! Hang in there." -Anonymous
 
Favorite food:
Mexican
 
What can members come to you for?
Anything!

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