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I love running and doing traditional exercises for my workout.  However, sometimes I feel that I need to switch things up in my training plan to spice things up.  With the warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine, I have switched to swimming for my cross training.

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Joining the gym and committing to a healthier lifestyle is a great start to losing weight and getting healthy. But you might wonder, “what are the best post workout snacks for weight loss?”
The best foods to eat after your workout include a combination of clean complex carbohydrates to replenish your body’s glycogen stores, and lean proteins to rebuild damaged muscle tissue.

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We are making great progress on the locker rooms at the Greenhaven location and are scheduled to reopen them on Saturday, August 23rd. Both locker rooms are receiving new tile, existing tile repair and lockers with digital locks.
The digital locks are currently being shipped. When the locker rooms reopen, you will need to temporarily bring your own lock to secure your belongings until they arrive and have been installed.

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POOL AREA CLOSURE

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The locker rooms will have limited to no access during the following dates:

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Summer is wrapping up, but the ball is still in play for Sacramento Republic FC! Now through Aug. 29, enter to win our “Match Day Giveaway” and you could score big on with a Republic FC Prize Pack including 4 tickets to a future home game, opportunity to watch pre-game warmups from the field, meet a Republic FC player on the field post-match & take a photo on the field after the match, a Republic FC autographed ball, a Republic FC Gift Bag & $100 gift card to Elephant Bar! The winner will also receive a 1 month Family Membership with Cal Fit.
How to Enter:
  • Click here and “Like” our Facebook page
  • Complete your entry form between 8/15/14 and 8/29/14 at 12pm PST
  • After you complete your entry you’ll have the chance to share this giveaway with your Facebook friends and receive 1 bonus entry for every Facebook friend who enters.
Prize Details:

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Before I started my program with California Family Fitness, I had been a member of another gym and my workouts were hit or miss. Soon after making the decision to give Cal Fit a try, I discovered a plan that seemed to fit my budget and schedule. That’s when I made the commitment to work with Personal Trainer, Cristian.

I had been having problems lifting heavy items – specifically photographic equipment. With Cristian’s direction and advice, I’ve been slowly building my upper body strength while also improving my posture. At 76 years of age, I now feel much more physically fit and able to stick to my routine, while maintaining my 65 pound weight loss. Several friends, family members, acquaintances and fellow Cal Fit members have commented on my transformation. I have been so pleased with my progress! 

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I joined California Family Fitness in August of 2012. Knowing that getting myself moving was going to be paramount to losing the weight I wanted, I knew I needed help to do it. I was 39 years old and 246 pounds!

I was very unfamiliar with working out and did not know where to start. Luckily for me, I met with Fitness Manager, Doug Coelho. He talked with me about my specific fitness goals and a realistic amount of time to achieve them. He also gave me some guidelines for making adjustments to my diet so that I didn't feel like I was depriving myself.

Together we came up with a plan to start slowly with Aqua Aerobics five days a week. I then added some Personal Training with the trainer he recommended, Ashley Thomson. Once I started seeing results and feeling more energy, it became a new way of life for me. They couldn't keep me away from the gym! I had so much support from everyone at Cal Fit. The trainers were always there to answer questions and offer their advice, especially Ashley. I never felt out of place there and I always felt everyone was actively interested in me reaching my goals.

For the past year I have been a very active participant in Body Fit, attending five days a week. Along with 30 minutes of cardio five days a week, I have kept off the weight for over a year and I have gone from a size 20 to a size· 6.

It took me a year to lose those pesky 80 pounds… and that might sound like a lot of time to someone just starting out, but doing it the right way is what will keep you successful. It's a new way of life both eating and exercising, which takes time and practice to get right and to make it a habit. I know for me, I will never go back to the unhealthy and unhappy person that I was. Today I am a new person both inside and out. I look better on the outside for sure, that's the part anyone can see, but mentally I am in a much better place as well. I am more positive now and much more outgoing.

Thank you Cal Fit for ALL the support and friendship you have given me!

 

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You’re never too old to join a soccer league and engage in some healthy, competitive activity. Our adult soccer leagues are aimed at players of all ability levels, and we offer clinics where you can brush up on your skills. We even have scheduled drop-in sessions that let you stop by and get in some practice.

We are currently looking for team to fill a spot in:

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If you are looking for a yoga class in the Sacramento area to help you find inner peace, strengthen your body, or even promote family togetherness, then California Family Fitness has just what you are looking for.

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As a mom to active young ones, one of our family’s favorite California Family Fitness amenities is the basketball court feature.

If the weather is bad (i.e. raining, cold, hot) we can play basketball indoors.  We just need to be respectful and mindful of the adults playing a game on the court.  We prefer taking our game of chance outside.  

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As parents, we want to set a good example for our kids, and show them how to live a healthy life. Kid friendly gyms help make it easier for mom and dad to include the kids and establish the importance of a healthy family fitness routine, while also getting their own fitness needs met as well.

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Name and title with CFF: 
Justin F., Sales Manager
 
Hobbies:  
Golf and grappling/MMA     
 
Hometown:  
Charlotte, NC
 
Where would you like to travel, but have never been? 
New Zealand
 
Favorite movie: 
Law Abiding Citizen
 
Favorite exercise at the gym: 
Racquetball
 
Favorite quote:
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today” – Abraham Lincoln
 
What can members come to you for? 
Anything except tax advice.

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We hope you have begun to notice positive changes to your Midtown location. We are happy to announce updates to the following facility improvements:

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Planning a barbeque or family gathering during the summer months is a tradition that builds memories to last a lifetime...but what to cook that won’t bloat your waistline, and still satisfies that craving for tasty summer fare?

Nothing too heavy, nothing too hot. Don’t forget to include these fresh flavors in your summer flavor repertoire for crowd pleasing results (and added health benefits) time after time.

Watermelon
As the heat intensifies and we sweat more easily, a great way to replenish fluids is by snacking on water (and nutrient) dense melons. And don’t fret about the calorie count. It’s fruit after all, and at under 100 calories per serving you are keeping it cool and slim all at the same time.

Keep watermelon cool in the refrigerator and slice it as a refreshing treat, or turn it into a decadent tomato-watermelon salad for a more grown up palate pleaser.

Here in the Sacramento Valley we are lucky to have a plethora of local farmer’s markets to find locally grown melon at, so you can contribute to the local economy too! Any way you slice it, watermelon is an excellent go-to summertime snack.

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Name and title with CFF:
Doug C., Sales & Fitness Manager
 
How long have you worked for Cal Fit?
4 years
 
Which locations?
Madison, Laguna, Roseville, Rocklin, Citrus Heights, Howe and Midtown
 
Hobbies:
Soccer and collecting sports memorabilia 
 
Hometown:
Santa Clara, CA
 
Where would you like to travel, but have never been?
Australia 
 
Favorite movie:
The Avengers 
 
Favorite quote:
“Be brave. Take risks.” - Pablo Coelho

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Name and title with CFF:
Michelle C., Operations Manager    
 
How long have you worked for Cal Fit?
8 years
 
Which locations?
I’ve worked at the Elk Grove, Natomas, Madison, Citrus Heights, McClellan and Laguna locations.
 
Hobbies:
Boating, animals, muscle cars, fitness and family
 
Where would you like to travel, but have never been?
Virgin Islands / Bahamas
 
Favorite movie:
Step Brothers
 
Favorite exercise at the gym:
Squats/Leg Day!
 
Favorite food:
Thai Food

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Name and title with CFF:  
Darryl M., Sales Manager

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Rock climbing in the Sacramento area isn’t just for grown-ups. We want even our smallest family members to benefit from the heart healthy, confidence boosting workouts available at California Family Fitness, and our indoor rock climbing walls are a great entertainment and fitness value for kids of all ages. Here are 4 ways your kids will benefit from the rock climbing walls at Cal Fit.

Build Confidence and Overcome Fear

Growing up can be scary business! Allowing kids to move outside of their comfort zone in a safe and controlled environment will serve to build confidence, promote self esteem, and teach kids that overcoming fear is a healthy part of life. The rock climbing walls at Cal Fit are designed with safety in mind and offer all the latest safety gear, so even slips and mistakes can be a valuable and fun learning experience.

Nurture Problem Solving Skills

With so many different routes to the top of the ‘mountain,’ kids get the opportunity to test out their problem solving skills, and learn how to negotiate the smoothest route to victory. Indoor rock climbing is a great puzzle to be solved, and kids have fun trying to figure out the best way to navigate the path to the top. Stretching little minds toward creative solutions is great practice for facing challenges on the path of life.

Core Strength and Flexibility are Built-In

Climbing walls require strength, flexibility, and coordination to successfully maneuver. Practicing the skills to ascend a rock climbing wall naturally builds a functional, core-driven skill set that helps aid in all other sports kids may want to play. From football to soccer, and tennis to swimming, core strength and flexibility are a valuable part of playing safe and injury free.

Stay Fit While Having More Fun!

Rock climbing gyms are just plain fun! It’s not only like a giant puzzle that just begs to be solved, indoor rock climbing is hard work too! This low impact, endurance-style workout is easy on the joints, and helps keeps kids moving and burning energy while they rise to the challenge, pulling, lifting, twisting, and stretching their way to a lifetime of fitness.

If you want to get your kids involved in a sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives, or just want to help them get some exercise this summer, visit one of our many Cal Fit club locations featuring a rock climbing wall, and get the kids started on a fun, challenging routine of rock climbing that will help them grow and develop, while having a blast at the same time!

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Name and title with CFF:  
Kelly B., Operations Manager

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