Happy Birthday CFA!!


9 years ago today I took a risk and started California Fitness Academy. My main goal was to change the way our community did fitness. We have battled through some tough times, but the relationships that have been built and the lives that have been changed completely outweigh any of the negatives. This is a team effort and WE HAVE A PHENOMENAL TEAM! What started off as a 1-man show and a small 2500 sq. foot facility has now grown to a staff of 22 and two facilities in the area. I am humbled. I am VERY thankful. I am blessed. I want to thank my wife and daughters because they put up with my obsessive personality. I want to thank my staff, because they believe in my mission and echo our message. I want to thank our members because without them, this is not possible and YOU ALL make coming to “work” AWESOME!! I want to thank the community because the support has been unbelievable. Thousands of people have been positively affected from just a simple idea 9 years ago…MOTIVATE OTHERS through FITNESS…. And we will NOT STOP! Happy Birthday CFA!!

EVENT: California Fitness Academy & Visalia Rawhide – “Workout For a Cause”


On Thursday, August 13th at 6pm, California Fitness Academy and the Visalia Rawhide (300 N Giddings St) are proud to bring you another great workout for a cause. Will be helping out youth as 100% of the proceeds from this boot camp will be going to benefit the Central Valley JAGS baseball team.

We are asking for a $10 minimum donation and all participants will receive a voucher to a Rawhide game. There will be a Live DJ, raffle prizes and a great workout. Come get FIT for an awesome cause! Gates open at 5:30pm, boot camp starts at 6pm.

CFA Playground: "Workout for a Cause" April 9th at 6pm

The CFA Playground is proud to bring you our next charity boot camp “Workout for a Cause”.

On April 9th at 6:00 pm (219 N. Court)  come get fit for an amazing cause by supporting “Visalia’s Collaborative Autism Program”. All proceeds raised will go toward purchasing new computers and supplies for the Autism students. More than 60 students casino pa natet throughout Visalia Unified School District benefit from this program at Veva Blunt.

We are asking a $10 minimum donation (the goal is to raise $1500, so any help will be greatly appreciated). There will be a live DJ, BIG group workout (kids ages 8 and up can do workout), raffle prizes and lots fun for a great cause! Both members and non-members are welcome to attend!

Strength/Power Development Program Orientation This Saturday 2/28

The “Strength & Power Development” Program orientation is this Saturday, February 28 11am at CFA.

CFA Coach Chad will go over what the program entails and have a hands-on open session as well. This is FREE for members and non-members. There is still room to join the program. There will be a lot of good information and chances to learn about special opportunities at CFA. You can sign up that day or up until March 2nd. For more information give us a call at 559.334.8990

The CFA Playground: "Half Day" Recess Camps

PARENTS! Its time to toss the technology and get back to recess!. The CFA Playground will be hosting “Half Day Recess Camps”. Happening March 9th, 10th, 11th, (during VUSD parent/teacher conference days) each day from 12:30pm to 5:30pm.


Our structured RECESS half day camps ensure maximum activity. Campers will focus on enhancing overall strength in; running, climbing, endurance and coordination skills, along with casino online quiet time to work on daily studies


The price is $15/per day or $40 for all 3 days. (Sibling discounts available).

*We ask that attendees bring a lunch from home.
*Afternoon snack will be provided


For more info or to reserve a spot call (559)308-5288

CFA Playground: “Valentine’s Day Kids Night Out”

To all you parents out there!

Are you going out for Valentine’s Day? Drop off your ninjas at the CFA Playground (219 N. Court, in Downtown Visalia) and enjoy a date night. While you have a relaxing evening, your ninjas will be having a fun filled night!! Happening this Saturday, February 14th 6pm – 9pm. For CFA members it’s $10 and Non-members $15.

*Ninja’s ages 4 and up
Snack will be provided.

For more information, call us at 559.471.5704 or RSVP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/1081117685242345

Vinyasa Yoga at California Fitness Academy!

If you ever wanted to try Yoga at CFA, now’s your chance!!

Happening every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, come learn  Vinyasa Yoga from Yoga Instructor Kristen. You’ll go through a series of various poses and movements , which will take you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Our Yoga Instructor Kristen McQuaide graduated from the Yoga Centre in San Luis Obispo, CA. with her 200 Hour YRT Certificate which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance. ‪

New Kid Ninja Classes Coming Soon!


TO CFA PLAYGROUND PARENTS: Thank you SO MUCH for being a part of our new business. We appreciate connecting with your kids and teaching them about movement and healthy living. We have seen the “Kid Ninja” classes tremendously grow the past few months. We are working diligently to better manage the larger classes to better accommodate every child and create better flow in the session.

Thank you for your patience as we work out the kinks of the larger classes. One our first steps will be to add a “Kids Ninja Elite” Class, which will be for 9-12 year olds only. This class will alternate with our “Kids Speed” class every other Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The “Kids Ninja Elite” will start on February 4th (Next Kids Speed Class will be February 11th). If you have any questions, please let us know.

We are thankful of any and all feedback. We have some great things in store for the CFA Playground in the coming months so be on the look out!