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Simple movement can improve your child's ability to read, more specifically, cross lateral movements have been discovered to have a positive effect on academics. According to Jochen Donczki, Ph.D., his research revealed an improvement in reading rates and comprehension in children by having them perform cross lateral exercises, re-establishing and strengthening communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. If information from the left or right side of the brain is not crossing to the opposite side of the body adequately, the brain is not able to utilize its full cognitive potential and the body's ability to heal is also diminished. These exercises help strengthen this communication and increase brain potential. Swimming is a natural way of performing the “cross crawl pattern,” which is a classic cross-lateral exercise.

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The pool is a great place for families to spend time together, exercise and have fun this Summer. However, it’s important for the entire family to practice safety tips when utilizing the pool. The safety of our members is our top priority, so for some great tips and pool safety rules, join us at our Splish Splash Pool Safety Bash led by Aquatics Director, Becky Cerniglia. Bring the whole family for an hour of hands-on pool safety and then hang out by the pool for free swim lesson assessments, sno cones, games, and swim time!

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Losing weight can sometimes feel overwhelming. There’s the calorie reduction and clean eating that are necessary to trim fat, the balance of carbs, fat, and protein to promote all the healthy metabolic processes that needs to occur when you are training for weight loss, and then there’s the exercise part.

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Sweat for a great cause! Join us on Saturday, April 25th or Saturday, May 2nd for our totally rad, 80’s themed Ride-a-Thons! Bust out the legwarmers, scrunchies and L.A. Gear and take part in a 1 hour Cycle class you won’t soon forget! All donations will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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Asparagus is in season in California! If this news doesn’t make your heart smile, it should. There is so much to love about this healthy, fit friendly veggie, and so many opportunities to pick it up from local growers.

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Did you know that your workouts are not only keeping your body fit, but are also triggering a rise in your immune system cells, if you are exercising at least 30 minutes/day? 

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Spring is in the air which means it is time to start planning your fun and active family summer activities! In the spirit of the season, we are offering a prize pack sure to keep you all busy this summer. You could win a private Swim Lessons package, a 2-month family membership to Cal Fit and a $100 gift card to Target for swim gear for the whole family! More than $600 in prizes!

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We know you have ideas; we know you have the drive. BRING it to a company that values these things and fosters them from the start!

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Summer is coming...and as we all know, kids and water go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or almond butter and jelly, for those of us with a nut allergy. It’s like our little people are magnetically drawn to the water. But when we don’t prepare our kids for the realities of water play, things can get dangerous, and drowning becomes a real threat.

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Congratulations to our #MyCalFit Instagram contest winner Brandy Hughes @bhug712 . Her winning photo received the most votes by all our fans and we love that it perfectly captures our family involvement in getting fit! We feel honored to be a part of so many peoples’ fitness journeys and want to thank all of our fun, creative, and inspiring entries this year!

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Are you having trouble eating clean on a budget? Buying all the ingredients to make healthy clean meals is a lot different than just purchasing a ready made frozen meal, or popping by your favorite fast food chain and ordering up a dish. And since nutrition is an important part of your healthy lifestyle, it can be disappointing to feel like eating clean is out of our financial reach.

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Join us as we celebrate the opening of our 19th location! Enjoy outdoor Zumba, free Body Fit sessions, special kid’s activities (including a bounce house, mobile rock wall and egg hunt), membership specials, raffle prizes, and an appearance by Ben McLemore of the Sacramento Kings.

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Most experts agree that at least 80% of our weight loss success depends on the food we put in our bodies. You can’t get fit and lose weight without exercise, but good clean nutrition is the fuel that stokes that fitness fire.

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That moment when you get to the gym and realize you forgot to charge your iPod. Ughhhh….

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It’s that time of year to flash your membership card on Instagram for a chance to win a 1 year membership with Cal Fit! Now through March 18th, snap a fun and creative photo of your Cal Fit member card, share it on Instagram using the #MyCalFit hashtag and you could win a 1 year membership!

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Looking for a way to get long lean muscles without putting strain on your joints, ligaments, and tendons? You may have heard of a little thing called Pilates, which has gained popularity in the past few years. Go ahead and believe the hype; Pilates is definitely all it’s cracked up to be.

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How frustrating is it when you spend all those dedicated hours in the gym working on your strength gains, and nothing happens? It’s a common story. And there are several really good reasons why you might not be gaining the muscle you want.

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Have you always wanted to join the Sacramento Kings Dancers out on the court? Now is your chance! For a limited time, California Family Fitness members can sign up to receive complimentary dance classes lead by the Sacramento Kings Dancers. You’ll learn actual choreography and get exclusive tips and instruction. Best of all - you could shimmy your way into a live halftime performance at a Kings home game! 

Registration opens Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12pm and space is limited to the first 150 people who register.  

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Training for a triathlon or other competition that includes an open water swim event is serious business. And if you want to succeed in hitting your goals like a pro, then you need to train like one.

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Name and title with CFF:
Jesse R., Sales Manager
 
Which locations have you worked at?
Natomas, Sports Complex, Elk Grove & Carmichael
 
Hobbies:
Bodybuilding and at-home “Cirque De Soleil” with my kids
 
Favorite exercise at the gym:
Deadlifts
 
Favorite quote:
“It’s not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
 
Favorite food:
Pumpkin pie
 
What can members come to you for?
Membership questions, corrective exercise tips, nutrition plans and specific goal setting

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