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My family and I moved back to California from Colorado in June. I was ecstatic to be back in the Sacramento Valley where I grew up, but one concern became obvious as we settled in. Water. There is so. much. water.  Yes, we’re going through a drought, but even then, relative to most other areas of the country, there are so many places available to Northern Californians to swim or participate in activities in, or around water. I have 3 very adventurous boys, aged 6, 4, and 2. I realized quickly that swimming lessons were very necessary. 

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Eating clean with a family at home doesn’t have to mean a fight at the dinner table. You can get the whole family on board with a fitness plan, even backing it up with healthy meals at home, and nobody will be the wiser. Simply swap out a few of traditional ingredients for clean alternatives, and you’ve got yourself a clean meal your entire family will enjoy.

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The Let's ROC!! Run for Ovarian Cancer 5K will be held this Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:00am at the UC Davis Medical Campus.  Organized by the Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network, this family-friendly event is held to highlight the month of September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and to raise funds for ovarian cancer education, awareness and research efforts.  Activities include a 5K run/walk, kids fun run, kids activity area, music and a pancake breakfast. 

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What is better than an awesome workout? Doing it with an awesome workout buddy! Now through 9/24 enter our “Discover Friends Giveaway” for your chance to win a 3 month individual Cal Fit membership PLUS 3 months of Body Fit training for you AND your friend to keep you both training mean and staying lean. Cheers to friendship!

How to Enter:

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One of the beautiful things about yoga is its ability to embrace all levels of experience and fitness. Men, women, children, and entire families can benefit from the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga. Building on your experience and strength can help you gain confidence and enjoy your yoga experience, getting stronger, more flexible, and more confident in your poses with every class.

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Before beginning my weight loss journey at California Family Fitness, I felt (physically):

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I joined California Family Fitness with great intentions but soon found myself in a never-ending cycle of giving up and coming back. I was feeling uncomfortable, out of shape and was having a hard time holding myself accountable. I knew that getting the results I was looking for would be very difficult if I continued without some help.

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Starting an exercise program or changing your routine to get your family more involved in fitness is an admirable goal. But we all know how tough it can be to create new fitness habits. Luckily there are ways to make it less painful for everyone involved. Take a look at these 4 helpful tips for making your new workout routine stick like glue.

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Bust out those legwarmers and L.A. Gear shoes and come rock out for people with disabilities!

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WORKOUT FLOOR

Tuesday, September 2nd - Friday, October 3rd
Sections of the workout floor will be closed for one week at a time as we remove carpet, install new rubber flooring, paint and safely secure mirrors. This project may be loud at times. Although we are hoping to stay on schedule, the following closure dates are subject to change:

Completed: Back Free Weight Room & Middle Free Weight Room
Monday, Sept 8th - Wednesday, Sept 10th: Main Resistance Equipment Area Closure
Wednesday, Sept 10th - Friday, Sept 12th: Back Cardio Room Closure
Monday, Sept 15th - Wednesday, Sept 17th: Cycle Room Closure (classes will be cancelled during that time)

POOL AREA CLOSURE

Closed Until Further Notice
After an inspection of the glass windows surrounding the pool, sauna and spa area, we have determined that it is currently unsafe due to the risk of falling glass. We will do our best to have the area reopened as soon as possible and will send out more information as soon as we have an estimated timeframe.

WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOM

Monday, September 15th - Thursday, September 25th
The locker room will be closed for carpet removal, new tile flooring and tile repair. There will be no access to lockers, but please take advantage of the digital lockers in the lobby.

MEN'S LOCKER ROOM

Monday, August 18th - Sunday, August 31st
The locker room is open with the exception of half of the showers. Our maintenance team is currently working diligently to repair damaged drain pipes.

Tuesday, September 2nd - Friday, September 12th
The locker room will be completely closed for carpet removal, new tile flooring and tile repair. There will be no access to lockers, but please take advantage of the digital lockers in the lobby.

We apologize for the inconvenience. During this timeframe, please feel free to visit any of our other 17 locations, regardless of your current membership type.

1671 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 457-9300

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As we head into the Labor Day Weekend, all California Family Fitness club locations will have holiday hours on Monday Sept. 1st. Check your club hours below for Holiday Operating Hours:

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POOL AREA CLOSURE

Closed Until Further Notice
After an inspection of the glass windows surrounding the pool, sauna and spa area, we have determined that it is currently unsafe due to the risk of falling glass. We will do our best to have the area reopened as soon as possible and will send out more information as soon as we have an estimated timeframe.

WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOM

Monday, August 25th - Wednesday, August 27th
The locker room is currently closed for wallpaper removal, painting, and miscellaneous repairs. It will reopen on Thursday, August 28th.

Monday, September 15th - Thursday, September 25th
The locker room will be closed for carpet removal, new tile flooring and tile repair. There will be no access to lockers, but please take advantage of the digital lockers in the lobby.

MEN'S LOCKER ROOM

Monday, August 18th - Sunday, August 31st
The locker room is open with the exception of half of the showers. Our maintenance team is currently working diligently to repair damaged drain pipes.

Tuesday, September 2nd - Friday, September 12th
The locker room will be completely closed for carpet removal, new tile flooring and tile repair. There will be no access to lockers, but please take advantage of the digital lockers in the lobby.

We apologize for the inconvenience. During this timeframe, please feel free to visit any of our other 17 locations, regardless of your current membership type.

1671 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 457-9300

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We’ve all heard about the health benefits of green tea. It’s good for you! One reason green tea is beneficial for you is because it can help you get more out of your workout. Green tea can help you sweat harder, firm faster, and get more out of your time at the gym, making it the health enthusiasts drink of choice.

Run faster, lift heavier

Caffeine, of which tea has moderate amounts, has been shown to improve physical activity by altering the way our bodies use fat, making it more available to us as energy. This means we can get a better boost during our sweat session with a boost of caffeine to help us along the way.

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Did you know that the #CalFitonK rooftop lounge and basketball court is available for parties? Contact Event Coordinator, Emily Shellhammer for details and pricing at (916) 447-1325 or (916) 987-2030 ext 4005

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I've always been considered to be athletic and fit. I played sports in high school and even onto college, but there is no denying that having children puts a strain on your body, and your time.  I now have three adorable but rambunctious boys aged 5 and under but gym time was "Mama time" so I've stayed in decent shape. 

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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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